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  • Sep 132016

    Nigerian-American Reporter Wins Award for Coverage of Pressing Global Issues

    NEW YORK – September 13, 2016 – The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has named Nigerian-American journalist Chika Oduah as the recipient of its inaugural “Young Reporter for a Sustainable Future Award.” The Award celebrates and encourages reporting from emerging journalists who demonstrate commitment to producing compelling stories that improve people’s daily lives and raise awareness of issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Sep 122016

    ICFJ Knight Fellow’s Pakistan Project Nominated for U.S. Digital Journalism Award

    The Online News Association announced that The Express Tribune’s “For Peshawar” project is a finalist for an Online Journalism Award. ICFJ Knight Fellow Shaheryar Popalzai helped the Tribune to plan the story content and presentation for the project. He also managed its technical development.

  • Sep 72016

    Million-Dollar Fund Launched for Media Innovation in Africa

    Media pioneers and organizations in Africa will benefit from a new $1 million fund designed to spur digital innovation that can improve news distribution, revenue flows and audience engagement in news coverage about the health and well-being of Africans.

    The new innovateAFRICA Fund offers seed money, technology support and expert mentorship to media organizations and individual innovators.

    “African media are experimenting with digital journalism, but the steadily worsening market situation facing mainstream media often has a chilling influence on the rea

  • Aug 162016

    Meet ICFJ’s New Director of Innovation

    The International Center for Journalists has named Oren Levine as its first Director of Innovation. An engineer by training, Levine will further enhance ICFJ’s digital journalism programs and strengthen internal expertise and systems. He will play a crucial role in reinforcing ICFJ’s position as a leader at the intersection of high-quality journalism and new technology.

    Levine has extensive experience working at media and technology companies.

  • Aug 162016

    Prestigious Group to Guide First Survey of Global Newsroom Tech

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has formed a committee of leading media representatives to help shape a pioneering survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media. The unique study, the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, will be administered by ICFJ with generous support from Storyful.

  • Aug 162016

    Media Leaders in South Asia and Middle East Join ICFJ Board of Directors

    Two prominent media executives working in South Asia and the Middle East have joined the International Center for Journalists' (ICFJ) board of directors. They are Bobby Ghosh, the new editor-in-chief at the Hindustan Times in New Delhi, and Saad Mohseni, chairman and CEO of MOBY Media Group, with holdings in South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

    “We are thrilled to add such deep global perspective and expertise to our board,” said ICFJ Chairman Michael Golden.

  • Jul 152016

    Remembering ICFJ Director Michael Elliott

    ICFJ lost a true friend with the passing this week of Michael Elliott. Mike has served on our board for eight years, adding unparalleled insights, guidance and passion for our work.

    He joined our board when he was a top editor at TIME and continued to serve when he became CEO of ONE.

    We will miss him so much. Our heart goes out to his wife, Emma, another great friend of ICFJ, and his two daughters.

  • Jul 132016

    New Survey to Examine State of Technology in Global Newsrooms

    Washington, D.C. - The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announces that it will conduct the first global survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media. While the disruptions in today’s newsrooms have been widely chronicled, this study will focus on a missing link: how journalists worldwide are embracing technology.

    This unique report, called the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, will illuminate how media professionals capitalize on the digital revolution. Storyful is providing generous support for the survey, to be conducted in seven languages.

  • Apr 232016

    The New York Times’ Rukmini Callimachi to Receive the ICFJ Integrity in Journalism Award in Partnership with the Aurora Prize

    YEREVAN, ARMENIA – The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with 100 LIVES, has named Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times as the inaugural recipient of its Integrity in Journalism Award. She will receive the award for her exceptional contribution to exposing crimes against humanity during the inaugural ceremony of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity on April 24 in Yerevan, Armenia.

    The ICFJ Integrity in Journalism Award celebrates the courage, commitment and impact of a reporter on the front lines of the world’s crisis zones.

  • Apr 52016

    Intrepid War Correspondent to Receive Coveted International Media Award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – CNN’s Clarissa Ward, who has fearlessly reported on the devastation of war from global hotspots such as Syria and Iraq, will be honored by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on Nov. 14 with its Excellence in International Reporting Award.

    The award will be presented at ICFJ’s annual gala, Washington, DC’s premier international media event.