Aug 82016

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Low-cost News Apps Give Smaller Organizations a "Push"

As part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

Jul 72016

Secure Messaging Apps: The Pros and Cons of Each Platform

Communicating with a sensitive source has always been difficult for journalists. Sources who reach out to the media are potentially putting themselves into dangerous situations, breaking contracts, breaking laws, breaking promises and breaking trust.

ICFJ Anywhere offers webinar on mobile- and digital-security for journalists facing danger

ICFJ Anywhere is offering the first in a series of webinars, supported by Dow Jones. Digital and mobile security is critically important for journalists and bloggers who work in challenging conditions. This webinar will highlight a combination of new and classic tools to protect journalists in the digital era.

Jorge Luis Sierra

Jorge Luis Sierra

Aug 122015

New Report Praises ICFJ Knight Fellow’s Environmental Journalism Projects

A new report by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) highlights former ICFJ Knight Fellow Gustavo Faleiros’ contributions to the critically important field of environmental journalism.

Though experts predict climate change will have a growing impact on the global economy in decades to come, the report points out that media worldwide largely neglect to educate the public about its consequences.

Apr 222015

'Fast Cars Need Good Drivers': Speed and Context Essential for Mobile News Strategy

Most newsrooms remain optimized for a desktop world when the vast majority of their customers consume their news on handheld devices, panelists on the mobile revolution told attendees of the International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, Texas.

Stacy-Marie Ishmael, editor for news apps at BuzzFeed News, asked how many in the audience could create or edit a story and post it to their news organizations’ platforms directly from their mobile devices, without logging onto a computer. No one raised a hand.

Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2015

The six 2015 Back in the Newsroom fellows at ICFJ's office.

Building on the success of the 2014 program, ICFJ will host a new round of Back in the Newsroom Fellowships in 2015. In its first year, the program placed five journalism professors from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in cutting-edge newsrooms for the summer. This gave the fellows first-hand exposure to the latest thinking on content creation and delivery – information and skills they are using to revise their curricula and teaching methods to help students get internships and jobs.

Mar 162015

ICFJ offers six-week online course for Pakistani journalists on “Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age”

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites Pakistani journalists with three to 10 years of professional journalism experience to apply for a six-week online course, “Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age,” which will be held from April 8 to May 20, 2015. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 5, 2015.

During the six-week course, participants will learn to produce multimedia content, write and blog for the web, and effectively and ethically manage online communities that attract constructive, responsible dialogue with their audiences.

Mar 112015

The Dos and Don'ts of Providing Interactive Content

No one could get to all of the more than 200 sessions at the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference (NICAR 2015) in Atlanta last week – not even with one of Hermione Granger’s time-turners.