Latin America: Improve Interactive Storytelling and Create a Corps of Tech-savvy Women in Newsrooms

Knight International Journalism Fellow Mariana Santos is creating teams of artists, developers and journalists to improve visual and interactive storytelling in Latin American media. This network will enrich story development, execution and digital delivery of news. Santos is introducing animation and other ways to use data in compelling ways in Brazil, Chile, and Costa Rica. A key goal is to create a corps of tech-savvy women in Latin American newsrooms.

Nigeria: Giving Citizens in the Niger Delta a Voice on Health Issues

Babatunde Akpeji is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who is building a network of citizen journalists to cover health in Nigeria’s Delta region, an area rich in resources but wracked by severe poverty.

Social Justice Reporting for a Global America: International Reporting Fellowship Program for U.S.-based Journalists

The deadline to apply for the 2014 program has passed. All applicants will be notified of their status in April 2014.

About the Program

Plagued by the twin challenges of a slow economy and digital disruption, many U.S. news organizations are cutting back on foreign coverage and are shrinking their editorial staffs.

But journalists can play an essential role in raising awareness around international social justice issues, including women’s rights, corruption, human trafficking, poverty, religious tolerance, environmental issues, migration and education.

Nov 202012

CJNet Swara Report on Faulty Bridge Exposes Corruption

Using CGNet Swara, a mobile news service developed by Knight Fellow Shu Choudhary, citizen journalist Prakash Gupta reported on a faulty bridge built in a rural area of Chhattisgarh, India. The report, picked up by CNN-IBN, also exposed an attempt to bribe Gupta to remain quiet.

Nov 202012

Tech Day in Jordan Showcases Innovative Ways to Deliver News

Knight Fellow Ayman Salah, in partnership with UNESCO and Hacks/Hackers Amman, brought together Jordanian journalists and technologists to demonstrate creative technology solutions designed to overcome common obstacles media organizations face such as limited access to Internet in remote areas and expensive, outdated technology platfor


On the podium, after award winners of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative were announced at the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Brasilia. From left to right are: Cansarp Kaya of Turkey; Ronnie Lovler, United States; Irina Codrean, Moldava; Elena Calustro, Romania; Mariam Adnan, Yemen and Cristian Botan, Romania. Photo by Virginie Nguyen Hoang.


Ronnie Lovler, former Knight International Journalism Fellow in Colombia, at the podium in Brasilia, thanking the jury of the Social Entrepreneuship Initiative at the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference, for selecting the Monitor de Corrupción in Colombia for an award. The Monitor de Corrupción is a joint project with the Consejo de Redacción. Photo by Virginie Nguyen Hoang.

Nov 132012

New Knight International Fellowships Will Advance Media Innovation Worldwide

WASHINGTON—From digitally mapping Amazon deforestation to launching a news innovation challenge in Africa, innovative work by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will be supported by a new $3.15 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Nov 122012

Free Tools Make it Easy for Media to Use Geodata to Add Depth, Context

Data that include location information or geodata are valuable but underutilized resources for journalists, says Knight Fellow Gustavo Faleiros. He says newsrooms should take advantage of the increased availability of searchable data to find patterns and to add context to stories.