ICFJ Programs in All Topics

  • Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

    Each year, outstanding media professionals from the United States, Canada and Germany are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries as part of The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program. The program offers young journalists, age 40 and under, the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as "foreign correspondents" for their hometown news organizations.

  • 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.

  • Seeking story project pitches on 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 2012 and 2007, according to 2012 U.S. Census Data.

  • 2016 General Election Embed Program: Foreign journalists traveled to “battleground” states to report on the final days of the campaign

    Battle lines were drawn as Americans voted on Nov. 8, 2016, for their next commander in chief and state representatives to Congress. Journalists in the United States and abroad eagerly covered this groundbreaking transition of power.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with support from the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Press Centers and U.S. Embassy Posts, invited 23 global journalists to report on the 2016 U.S. elections in battleground states.

  • U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships

    Each year three to six outstanding media professionals from the United States and Austria are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries as part of the U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships. The program offers young print and broadcast journalists from each country the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as "foreign correspondents" for their hometown news organizations. The program aims to foster greater understanding and knowledge of both countries among future media leaders and their audiences.

  • Safety 2016 – Reporting Fellowship for the 12th Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

    Meet the 2016 Fellows here.

    Location: Tampere, Finland
    Program Dates: September 17-21, 2016

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 5 million people die each year as a result of injuries, accounting for 9% of deaths globally. This includes injuries from traffic crashes, acts of violence against oneself or others, burns, drowning, falls, poisonings, among other causes.

  • News Corp Media Fellowship for Indian Journalists

    We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

    ICFJ will bring two Indian journalists to Washington, D.C., and to the News Corp headquarters in New York. The selected journalists, News Corp Fellows, will spend a month in the United States, primarily at the News Corp headquarters, learning the key elements of a digital newsroom, from integration to product development to video production.

    Journalists, editors and newsroom leaders are welcome to apply.

  • Training the Next Generation of Malian Media Professionals

    In partnership with the United States Department of State, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is bringing four Malian journalists to the United States for a professional internship program. The visiting journalists will observe U.S. newsrooms operations, as well as learn new skills to enhance their journalism careers. The program’s goal: to demonstrate through practical, hands-on experience U.S. and international journalistic practices and ethics.

  • Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists

    The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news. The program helps level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.

    In previous years, fellows have produced more than 120 stories, enriching their communities with new perspectives on global issues.

  • Using Digital Tools to Improve Public Interest Journalism in Eastern India

    The application deadline has been extended to June 7, 2016 for students in West Bengal only. Click here to apply.

    ICFJ trainer Pierre Kattar works with participants from ICFJ’s 2015 Roadblocks Along the New Silk Road program for South Asian journalists. Photo credit: Frank Folwell

    In the spring of 2016 the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of the U.S. Consulate Kolkata and the U.S. Department of State, will partner with universities in Kolkata and Patna to train local journalists and journalism students in Eastern India during workshops that coincide with World Press Freedom Day.

  • Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists

    The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news. The program helps level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.

    In previous years, fellows have produced more than 120 stories, enriching their communities with new perspectives on global issues.

  • Multimedia Skills Building for Georgian Journalists

    We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

    Georgian journalists have a chance to travel to the United States next year to hone their multimedia skills and deepen their knowledge of the latest digital trends and tools.

    Participants from Georgia attend 2011 ICFJ workshop on using social media to improve reporting, held at the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

    Eighteen journalists will be selected for this two-pronged program, which will include a 16-day study tour to four U.S. cities where participants will attend training sessions, meetings and site visits that will expose them to cutting-edge digital tools, skills and methods.

  • U.S. Media Immersion Program for Central Asian Broadcast Journalists

    Broadcast media professionals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are invited to apply for one of two programs this summer aimed at sharpening their broadcast journalism skills and immersing participants in cutting-edge digital journalism in the United States.

    For one program, ICFJ will select six English-speaking broadcast journalists for a four-week fellowship. The program will start in Washington, D.C., with an intensive orientation that will expose participants to U.S.

  • Covering Malaria Elimination in Africa: A Fellowship for U.S. Journalists

    In his final State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama called on the world to end malaria. On Feb. 9, he released his FY17 budget proposal, which contained a $71 million increase for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), bringing the total to $745 million (and an additional $129M from redirected Ebola funds). He has also requested $1.35 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria –making the U.S. government a leader in fighting this preventable and treatable disease.

  • A Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young journalists from Russia to take part in the “Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists” exchange program. Fourteen journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Tuesday, May 17, to Monday, June 6. Applicants must speak English.

  • South and Central Asia Digital Media Co-Op

    The deadline for applying to this program has passed.

    In the spring of 2016 the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will implement a program for South and Central Asia journalists that aims to build bridges between South and Central Asia and U.S. media outlets. The opportunity will expose participating journalists to professional counterparts and practices in the United States and advance storytelling techniques rooted in social media, enabling journalists to produce work that engages youth in their countries.

  • S&P Global Periodismo Financiero de Datos

    En un mundo que está cada vez más dependiente de tecnología y de datos masivos, los periodistas necesitan estar actualizados en las últimas herramientas, entender cómo encontrar y usar bases de datos y tener una base sólida en las prácticas modernas de negocios.

    Con el apoyo de S&P Global, el Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ, por sus siglas en inglés) ofreció dos cursos en línea para reporteros - uno en inglés y otro en español – enfocados en el uso de datos para cubrir noticias financieras y de emprendimiento.

  • S&P Global Financial Data Journalism

    In a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and big data, journalists need to stay up to date on the latest tools, understand how to find and use databases, and have a solid foundation in modern business practices. Click here to read this page in Spanish.

  • HIV Prevention Reporting Fellowship

    The world has made major progress on HIV, notably in sub-Saharan Africa, where the HIV burden is greatest. Increased access to lifesaving treatment and prevention options has led to a steady decline in AIDS-related deaths and HIV incidence. Efforts are underway to build on these gains and expand access to proven tools, including approaches that protect vulnerable populations by preventing new HIV infections.

  • Nigeria: Generating new health and development-focused data sources to improve storytelling

    ICFJ Knight Fellow Temi Adeoye, a digital project manager and technologist, leads projects to generate data sources and develop new reporting tools to improve digital storytelling in Nigeria.

    Adeoye’s projects include “Dodgy Doctors,” an interactive tool that allows citizens to check whether their doctor is licensed to practice medicine. It was developed for Nigeria in partnership with Sahara Reporters, West Africa’s largest news site.

  • Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program

    We are no longer accepting applications for the Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program beginning in January 2016.

    The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.

  • Covering Road Safety

    Meet the 2015 Fellows here.

    Our roads are killing us. More than 1.24 million people die and between 20 and 50 million are injured each year in traffic-related incidents.

    To help improve coverage of this global public health crisis, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) named 25 journalists as Road Safety Journalism Fellows.

  • Covering the Fight to Eradicate Malaria: A Fellowship for U.S. and Global Journalists

    Please note that the trip dates are now Nov. 1-7, 2015.

    Malaria kills roughly 584,000 people a year, predominantly children under the age of five, even though it's a treatable and preventable disease. Malaria is the deadliest and costliest disease in human history, and one of the few major global diseases that we can end in our lifetime.

    Many governments and foundations are spending millions of dollars to fight malaria, and the result has been historic progress against the disease.