Jul 32014

A Nightmare Turned Beautiful

Most of us have been through travel nightmares that over time have turned into fond memories. Maybe you were lost for hours while in a place where nobody spoke your language, but you ended up making great friends and learned how to live alone. This is what happened with me.

Jun 202014

Being A Fellow

It seemed to be an interesting possibility from the very beginning when I filed the application with the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan. I applied at the last moment of course, as would be expected of me, running off to the general post office in Islamabad and depositing the envelope in person just 10 minutes before the office shut down. Then, I got an interview call. It all seemed surreal, as if it was not happening to me at all.

The idea of going to the United States for the first time and to actually be able to work there for a broadcast media outlet would be no less than a dream for a workaholic like me. The U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism instantly became the highlight of my very happening and fast-developing life.

Jun 202014

ICFJ Fellow Finds Ann Arbor "Not Far from Home"

Earlier this month, the tenth group of Pakistani journalists arrived in the United States as a part of ICFJ’s U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. Since its inception in 2011, the program has brought 146 Pakistani journalists to the U.S. for three-week fellowships in newsrooms across the country.

Throughout the journalists’ time in the U.S., they not only learn how American media operate.

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.

Forty women journalists from across Latin America, from writers to designers to developers, gathered in Miami over Easter weekend for learning, hacking and networking during the first U.S. meeting of Chicas Poderosas. The initiative, which means "Powerful Women," was started by ICFJ Knight Fellow Mariana Santos as a way to bring more women into the tech side of the newsroom. The network currently boasts more than 500 members.

Apr 172014

"Life is Ever Vibrant" for Pakistani Journalists Visiting the U.S.

On April 6, the ninth group of Pakistani journalists to participate in the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism returned home after spending nearly five weeks in the United States. The journalists worked in newsrooms across the country, producing reports for their host media, as well as their own.

The visiting journalists covered a range of topics, from the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight to Pakistan Day in America. A few of them had the chance to talk to U.S.

Apr 82014

Cutting-Edge Journalism Curricula Start with Tech-Savvy Teachers

The basic tenets of journalism aren’t changing--but the tools available to reporters certainly are.

Technology is advancing rapidly, especially in the field of journalism. So how are students supposed to keep up with the latest trends when their professors have not set foot in a newsroom in years?

Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2014

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

We are no longer accepting applications for this 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.

Online Video-Storytelling Course for Indian Journalists and Journalism Students

उन चुनिंदा भारतीय पत्रकारों और पत्रकारिता के छात्रों के समूह में शामिल हो जाइये जो प्रैक्टिकल और इंटरेक्टिव ऑनलाइन कोर्स “वीडियों स्टोरीटेलिंग” में भाग ले रहे हैं। इंटरनेशनल सेंटर फॉर जर्नलिस्ट (आईसीएफजे) के सहयोग से 9.9 स्कूल ऑफ कम्युनिकेशन द्वारा प्रस्तुत छह हफ्ते का यह सेमिनार 2 दिसंबर, 2013 से 10 जनवरी, 2013 के बीच संचालित होगा। इसके लिए चुने जाने वाले कैंडिडेट्स को पूर्ण स्कॉलरशिप हासिल होगी। सबसे अच्छे कैंडिडेट्स को ‘दि न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स’ इंडिया इंक के वीडियो प्रदाता से एक हफ्ते की कोचिंग हासिल करने का मौका मिलेगा।