Writing/Editing

Back In The Newsroom 2017

ICFJ launched the Back in the Newsroom program in collaboration with the Gannett Foundation and Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication. An incubator for young journalistic talent, the program aims to improve newsroom diversity through partnerships with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family seek entries for the inaugural 2017 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Mike served as a distinguished editor at The Economist, Newsweek and Time before becoming CEO of ONE. Earlier this year, he had spoken of his dream to establish an award that would bring together his belief in great journalism with his commitment to progress in Africa.

Story contest winners highlight minority women entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Minority women entrepreneurs are on the rise, and it’s about time. Women-owned businesses increased by 27% and minority-owned businesses increased by 38% between 2007 and 2012, according to 2012 U.S. Census Data.

Covering Road Safety in the Southeast Asia Region

Meet the Fellows

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road-traffic injuries account for approximately 316,000 death each year in the Southeast Asia Region. Globally, these deaths make up 25% of all road-traffic fatalities.

Photo courtesy of Yann, Wikimedia Commons

In partnership with WHO, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will organize a two-day workshop from Dec. 5 – 6, 2016, for journalists from the Southeast Asia region to improve their coverage of this public-health and -safety issue.

Mar 162016

Training the Next Generation of Tunisian Media Professionals

Building on the success of the 2014 program, ICFJ will continue hosting a one-year program that allows Tunisian students seeking their master’s degree in journalism the opportunity to train and report in the United States. The participants will learn practical skills to enhance their reporting, meet with experts working in their field of interest and immerse themselves in U.S. culture.

NewsU International launches course on journalism and trauma in Persian

A new self-directed course aims to help Persian-language journalists who cover traumatic events.

The Trauma and Journalism course in Persian, offered by NewsU International, a partnership partnership between the Poynter Institute and the International Center for Journalists, aims to equip journalists covering human tragedies and crises with better tools to protect themselves from psychological trauma.

Maria Clara Vieira’s story, "A New Beginning for Children of Crack," shines a light on a growing problem in Brazil: the link between crack-cocaine addiction and an increase in the number of addicted children put up for adoption.

Yoani Sánchez is a trailblazing Cuban blogger and founder of the country’s first independent daily digital news service. She has overcome censorship, arrests and poor Internet access to give the world a rare glimpse of daily life under Cuba’s communist regime and to open the door for other independent voices.

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.