• Mar 42017

    Craig Newmark Foundation to Support TruthBuzz, ICFJ’s Global Fact-Checking Challenge

    Fake news orbits the planet in an instant on social media. Is the truth keeping pace?

    Journalists, news sites and sharp-eyed citizens around the world are spotting dubious claims, checking facts and explaining the details to the public. But they are often in the form of long explanations that don’t quickly make a strong case on social media.

    With the support of the Craig Newmark Foundation, ICFJ has launched TruthBuzz: The Viral Fact-Checking Contest, a global challenge to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience.

  • Feb 132017

    We Need Your Expertise for the First Global Survey on Technology in Newsrooms

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is conducting a valuable survey on the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms. This unique study will shed much-needed light on how news media professionals around the world are embracing the digital revolution. The study will identify key trends shaping our business as technology redefines how we produce and distribute the news. We will highlight regional trends and discuss which technologies are having the greatest impact. The study is backed by Storyful and Google News Lab.

  • Jan 62017

    Reporting Contest Winners Reveal the Hidden Toll On Early Childhood Development

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has named reporters from India, Kenya and Nigeria as winners of the 2016 Early Childhood Development Reporting Contest. Their stories shed light on the earliest years of life, especially the first 1,000 days. That is the critical period when children need proper nourishment, responsive care, learning opportunities and protection from disease, violence and stress.

  • Dec 162016

    Call for Nominations: Knight International Journalism Awards

    Each November, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award. We’re now seeking nominees who, despite difficult circumstances, produce pioneering news reports or innovations that have great impact. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers. Please send in your nominations by Friday, Feb.

  • Dec 62016

    Google News Lab to Expand Reach of First Global Survey of Newsroom Tech

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2016 – With new support from Google News Lab, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will expand its groundbreaking global survey on the adoption of newsroom technologies from seven to 12 languages.

    The upcoming survey, the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, will shed much-needed light on how news media professionals use digital innovations for reporting, storytelling and distribution in newsrooms around the world.

  • Oct 202016

    Digital Wars: Quality Journalism Faces Off With the Forces of Deception

    ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan spoke at the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA)'s Annual Assembly in Mexico City on the topic of "The Press, Digital Revolution and Democracy." Her remarks:

    "I once heard that it takes 40 years to understand the full impact of a new technology. If that’s the case, then we are still in the middle of a digital revolution that is disrupting every industry from retail to banking and the media. It also takes time to understand the negative impact of that technology.

  • 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.