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Apr 22014

News Corp to Provide Immersive Fellowships for Mexican Journalists

Washington, D.C. – In its first initiative with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), News Corp will open The Wall Street Journal newsroom and resources to five Mexican journalists for an immersive, month-long summer fellowship.

The News Corp Fellows will have the opportunity to focus on access to information, freedom of expression and digital technology at a leading global business news outlet.

Journalists from a wide range of Mexican news organizations will experience firsthand the workings of a fast-paced digital news operation.

Mar 272014

News Contest Launched to Engage Citizens on Health

Nigerian journalists and media organizations can win cash, mentoring and in-house technical assistance through a new story competition aimed at amplifying citizen voices on vital health issues.

Winners of the Hala Nigeria Story Challenge will receive prizes up to $1,000 and a chance to attend an exclusive EditorsLab with a faculty of international experts.

Back In The Newsroom Fellowship

The Back In the Newsroom Fellowship will help journalism educators see firsthand the new skills needed for students to succeed in today’s newsrooms.

Back In The Newsroom is a fellowship program that brings five professors from historically black colleges and universities to spend a summer working in digitally advanced U.S. news organizations. This “internship” will help journalism educators see firsthand the new skills needed for students to succeed in today’s newsrooms.

The fellows will update their digital skills, develop cutting-edge curricula and strengthen relations between these newsrooms and their schools. The program will help improve diversity at leading U.S.

Community Health Reporting Fellowship

Overcoming barriers to care in underserved communities is one of the major challenges facing the United States health care system today. Journalists can play an essential role in leveling the playing field by covering the critical health issues that most affect these communities.

The Community Health Reporting Fellowship gives U.S.

Dec 272013

Helping Women in News Get the Tech Training They Need to Thrive

Visual journalist Mariana Santos knows what it takes to succeed as a tech-savvy newsroom leader, and she wants to help other women do the same.

That's why Santos, formerly with The Guardian's interactive team, created “Chicas Poderosas” earlier this year to train, engage and inspire Latin American women journalists, designers, programmers and artists. Since May, the project -- which is part of Santos’ ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellowship -- has reached Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica with workshops and opportunities for learning and networking for both men and women.

Jordan bootcamp

Nearly 250 journalists from the Middle East and North Africa learned to use digital tools for public-service journalism in a four-year program.

Jun 112013

How Costa Rica’s La Nación is Telling Stories Visually

When U.S. President Barack Obama visited San José, Costa Rica this spring, he brought along the biggest security operation in the country’s history.

Costa Rica’s La Nación newspaper knew its audience would be keenly interested in the logistics of a visit that would affect traffic throughout the city that day.

May 282013

Contest Funds Innovative Journalism to Improve Health, Prosperity of Africans

To grasp how often people in Africa think about health, simply say "hello."

"In most African languages, the way to say ‘Good morning’ is often translated into some variation of ‘How is your health?’ or ‘How is your body?’" says media consultant Joseph Warungu.

But while health tops the list of issues of concern to Africans, the topic is often shortchanged in media coverage, says Warungu, an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow and consultant to the African Media Initiative (AMI).

May 242013

Hacks/Hackers Brings "A Different Voice" to African Newsrooms

Grassroots journalism organization Hacks/Hackers helps bridge the gap between news media and rapidly advancing technologies.

Knight International Journalism Fellow Justin Arenstein is a driving force behind the organization’s presence and growth in Africa.