Coding for Latin America: Using new technology to improve lives

Knight International Journalism Fellow Juan Manuel Casanueva is creating a citizen engagement lab in Mexico and Central America to support data-driven media projects.

Aug 252014

Reporting Fellow Wins National Award

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) recently recognized 2013 ICFJ reporting fellow Kyle Iboshi for General Excellence in TV/Online Video.

Iboshi captured the AAJA National Journalism Award for the sweeping story “Washed Away,” which he reported last year during his ICFJ Bringing Home the World international reporting fellowship.

A broadcast journalist at KGW, the NBC affiliate in Portland, Ore., his story tracked debris from the 20

Aug 222014

Why investigative journalists need better online research tools

How can online research tools aid the work of investigative reporters and others looking into transnational financial flows, corporate structures and other illicit activities of organized crime and global business?

Conferencia Regional del Periodismo de Investigación en Honduras

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Como el componente más importante de la Iniciativa Regional para el Periodismo de Investigación en las Américas, ICFJ en alianza con CONNECTAS y la Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras (UTH) se llevó a cabo la Conferencia Regional de Periodismo de Investigación, que se celebró en Tegucigalpa, Honduras los días 25-28 de septiembre de 2014.

Africa: Improving and Expanding Technology

Knight International Journalism Fellow Friedrich Lindenberg works with journalists and watchdog organizations to develop data resources and investigative tools.

Jun 132014

ICFJ Organizes “CodeCamp for the Globe” to Strengthen Citizen Voices Through Data

From May 19 through 30, 2014, ICFJ brought together experts from around the world to the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Italy to find ways to use data to advance quality journalism. Ben Colmery helped organize this key summit.

His report:

There is no question that open data is opening new doors to improve people’s lives. Initiatives by governments, multilateral organizations, NGOs and hacker groups have bolstered its potential by creating a flood of data and apps.

But what, of it all, has shown tangible success? What works, what doesn’t?

Taller de Protocolos de Seguridad Física y Cibernética en Honduras

El International Center for Journalists en alianza con CONNECTAS y la Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras se llevó a cabo un curso presencial enfocado en protocolos de seguridad física y cibernética. El curso estaba disponible para periodistas y otros profesionales de Honduras que realizan labores periodísticas de alta peligrosidad en medios de comunicación cualquiera sea su naturaleza: televisión, radio, prensa escrita, digital o comunitaria.

Jun 112014

Calling All Journalism Professors!

The International Center for Journalists is on to something big with its Back in the Newsroom Fellowship. As one of five professors from historically black colleges selected to participate in the program, the benefit of the exposure just in the first few weeks alone has been immeasurable.

The fellowship draws educators out from behind the walls of their institutions of higher learning and pushes them into the open universe of digital content generation.

Jun 72014

ICFJ Knight Fellow's Regional Hackathon Follows Funds

Fourteen distinct chapters of Hacks/Hackers across Latin America and Miami gathered participants on June 7 to work on projects that attempt to answer one basic question: Where does my money go?

The hackathon brought journalists and coders together to follow where and how Latin American governments and corporations direct their funds.