Investigative

Taller de Periodismo de Investigación en México (2015)

El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS y Periodistas de a Pie convocaba a los periodistas mexicanos a participar en el taller sobre técnicas de investigación periodística. El evento fue conducido por el periodista peruano Enrique Flor y el colombiano Carlos Eduardo Huertas. Además contaba con la participación de los mexicanos Darío Fritz y Alejandra Xanic como panelistas invitados.

Dec 152014

ICFJ Focuses on Media Startups, Data Journalism at Guadalajara Book Fair

Thought leaders from the International Center for Journalists, including ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan and two Knight International Journalism Fellows, headlined panel discussions on media innovation at the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

Sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara, the nine-day fair featured panel discussions and workshops aimed at tackling challenges faced by journalists around the world.

Barnathan gave two speeches during the Book Fair.

Dec 112014

How Reporters Can Ask the Right Questions of Databases

Investigative journalists often look to numbers to back up or fuel their reports, but the data they need can't always be found in a tidy spreadsheet or gathered straight from a source.

"As a journalist obviously your main tool is talking to people; it’s being able to ask the right questions of the right people," said ICFJ Knight Fellow Friedrich Lindenberg in a recent webinar on digital tools for investigative reporting.

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Joyce Book Fair

ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan speaks at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. Courtesy of Universidad de Guadalajara.

Dec 82014

How to Prevent the Spread of AIDS? Teach Girls to Save Money

During a recent visit to Kenya for an ICFJ exchange program, PBS NewsHour editor Ellen Rolfes reported on a groundbreaking program: Teaching girls to save money so they will be less dependent on men – and therefore less susceptible to sexual assault, pregnancy and HIV. PBS.org published the story on World AIDS Day.

The Safe and Smart Savings program is offered at Zeyln Academy, a school in Kenya’s largest slum, where an alarming number of young girls are susceptible to HIV and sexual abuse.

Dec 22014

CJR Features ICFJ President’s Op-Ed on “Serial” Podcast

The Columbia Journalism Review featured a column written by ICFJ’s president, Joyce Barnathan, in which she commends the hit podcast "Serial" for making “journalism more transparent” and adding “tremendous credibility to our field.”

"Serial" chronicles reporter Sarah Koenig’s investigation of the 1999 murder of a high school student in Baltimore. It has been downloaded or streamed more than 5 million times and averages over 1.5 million listeners per episode.

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Knight Fellow Christopher Guess develops long-term sustainability plans for investigative reporting centers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.