Dec 92011

Journalists from Chattanooga and Chicago Honored for International Reporting

Two reporters have won awards, named for Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, for outstanding coverage of global stories with important local angles.

Nov 42011

New Mashable Platform to Showcase Content From the International Journalists’ Network

The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) will reach more users than ever through a new venture with Mashable, a leading source for digital news and culture. IJNet is a launch partner in the new Mashable Publisher Platform, which will bring the best content from select publishers directly to Mashable’s community.

Nov 22011

ICFJ now accepting applications for 2012 International Reporting Fellowship Program

For a second year, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will offer the “Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists.”

Through this fellowship, journalists of color gain foreign reporting experience and an opportunity to cover important international issues that resonate with their communities.

Applicants must present a project proposal in their application, detailing the reporting project they would be interested in pursuing.

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday January 16, 2012.

Oct 312011

AT&T-Funded Course To Empower Brazilian Journalists

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is now receiving applications for a new AT&T-funded online course on public service journalism. The course will teach 40 Brazilian journalists how to use digital tools to produce multimedia projects on critical public interest issues affecting impoverished communities.

The five-week online course called “Digital Tools for Effective Public Service Journalism” is scheduled to start February 27, 2012.

Oct 42011

India's World Media Academy Students Master the Skills of Journalism Past, Present and Future

When I work with my class of 18 aspiring journalists at World Media Academy, Delhi, I am reminded that students are the heart of a school.

India: World Media Academy

Students at the World Media Academy learn both the basic skills of journalism and the technical multimedia skills they will need to do their jobs in the future.

Sep 282011

Mobile News Service Empowers India’s Most Isolated Citizens

In the remote regions of India, demand is growing for access to Shu Choudhary’s cell phone network -- which allows citizens to send and receive news reports in their own language for the very first time.

Liberia: Create Commercially Viable Radio Stations Using New Marketing Strategies

Luisa Handem Piette is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who coached management at four independent newspapers and three radio stations in Liberia to become profitable. She started the Media and Business Sustainability Exchange (MBS), a monthly meeting that brings together Liberian media managers and other members of the business community, including the Liberia Chamber of Commerce. The goal: to help the news media attract clients and educate businesses on the value of buying ads in a country where most advertising still comes from the government and NGOs.

Radio is the most popular source of news in post-conflict Liberia, but stations are struggling. Knight Fellow Luisa Handem Piette is developing business models that will lead to profitability.

South Africa: Create Multimedia Health Coverage

In South Africa, where AIDS and tuberculosis continue to cripple the population, Knight Health Journalism Fellow Brenda Wilson expanded multimedia health coverage at the country’s largest broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). She dramatically increased coverage of health from its network of provincial bureaus.