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  • Feb 32016

    ‘Concerned journalists' ready to break new ground to improve quality in Turkish media

    By Yonca Poyraz Doğan

    Sherry Ricchiardi talks about codes of ethic. Photo credit: Frank S. Folwell.

    Everything started with an announcement from the newly established İstanbul-based Media Association (Medya Derneği), which said in June of last year that together with the Washington, D.C.-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) they would offer an online media ethics course with the aim of encouraging journalists to take the principles they learn back with them to their respective institutions.

  • Jan 282016

    Experts Warn of Deteriorating Media Conditions in Central and Southeast Europe

    Despite high hopes for independent media after the Iron Curtain fell a quarter-century ago, the media environment has deteriorated in recent years throughout Central and Eastern Europe, according to a panel of experts who gathered in Washington this month.

  • Jan 192016

    Story Contest to Boost Investigative Journalism in Africa

    Code for Africa and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) have launched a half-million dollar story contest to support data-driven investigative reporting that sheds light on neglected or under-reported development topics in Africa.

    The impactAFRICA initiative will support ground-breaking data journalism that tackles development issues such as public healthcare and leads to improvements in the lives and well-being of Africans.

  • Jan 152016

    Journalism Program Holds Fourth Alumni Reunion at Bloomberg News’ Beijing Bureau

    About 60 graduates of the Global Business Journalism program joined students and faculty for the fourth annual GBJ alumni reunion on Jan. 8.

    The reunion, held at Bloomberg News' Beijing bureau, was a celebration of the ninth class of students attending the prestigious international program at the Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communications.

    John Liu, Bloomberg’s Managing Editor for China, welcomed the alumni and called the program beneficial both to Tsinghua and the respected global news agency, which has hired several GBJ graduates in recent years.

  • Jan 42016

    Call for Nominations: Knight International Journalism Awards

    Each November, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in Washington, D.C. 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 Wednesday, Feb.

  • Dec 92015

    Global Business Journalism Program Seeks Applicants for 2016-2017 Academic Year

    The Global Business Journalism (GBJ) Program at Tsinghua University offers a unique opportunity for college graduates who hope to pursue a career in economic or financial journalism.

  • Dec 82015

    Weak Health Systems, Poor Communications Were Lethal Combo During Ebola Crisis

    A deadly mix of poor health services and communication failures fueled the Ebola epidemic that claimed more than 11,200 lives in West Africa, according to an ICFJ panel of journalists and health researchers who witnessed the disease’s devastation first-hand. But the panel of experts noted that there are promising signs that the global community could be better prepared to handle the next outbreak.

  • Nov 172015

    Bloomberg Visits Business School Graduates in Beijing

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently visited the new Bloomberg News office in Beijing, where he met with graduates of the Tsinghua University Global Business Journalism (GBJ) program.

    The meeting marked the eighth anniversary of GBJ, a project of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) which has trained more than 230 business journalists to cover China’s markets and the global economy.

    Three graduates and a summer intern from the GBJ program are currently working with Bloomberg, and met with the forme

  • Nov 112015

    Award-Winning Journalists From India, Cuba Speak of Dark Times For Free Expression

    Two groundbreaking women journalists, in Washington to accept a top international media award, have criticized the treatment of journalists in their countries and the limited space for expressing views at odds with the government.

    Investigative reporter Priyanka Dubey of India and Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez said these are tough times for journalists in the two countries despite their dramatically different political systems – with Cuba a restrictive communist island and India known as the world’s largest democr

  • Nov 112015

    New Program to Emphasize Data, Engage Citizens in Storytelling

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and its partner Code for Africa have launched a sweeping program to promote data-driven investigative reporting in Africa that engages audiences and gets the attention of policymakers on health and other development issues.