ICFJ Programs in All Topics

  • U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism

    "This program is possibly the most important we have in Pakistan, really interesting to see America through their eyes, makes me proud to be an American and hopeful about Pakistan." -- Dr. Stephen P. Cohen; Sr. Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Brookings Institution

    A multi-year program will bring 230 Pakistani media professionals to the United States and send 70 U.S. journalists to Pakistan.

  • India: Use Mobile Technology to Bring News to Isolated Tribal Communities

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary’s mobile news service CGnet Swara (Voice of Chhattisgarh) transformed how people in remote areas of India receive and share news.

    The system, developed with the help of Microsoft Research India, allows people to use mobile phones to send and listen to audio reports in their local language. This service circumvents India’s ban on private radio news and reaches people who never before had access to local news.

  • The Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship

    The Douglas Tweedale Fellowship helps Latin American journalists improve their digital skills in specialty reporting in areas such as immigration, environment, science and technology or business and personal finance, through a three-week long program in the United States.

  • A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America

    The 16 fellows from Latin America at the Spring 2015 Professional Fellows Congress.

    This 18-month, multi-phase program is for 28 Latin American professional fellows from Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, and 10 of their U.S. counterparts. ICFJ and its selected partner organizations in each country will recruit professional and citizen journalists, media business managers, digital entrepreneurs and technologists to create media business models that harness the power of digital tools to generate sustainable new revenue. Applicants must be fluent in English.

    The fellows will be matched with expert U.S.

  • News Corp Media Fellowship for Russian Journalists

    Working with ICFJ, News Corp will bring two Russian journalists to London, to spend 28 days at The Times of London and at The Wall Street Journal London Bureau.

    To complement the four-week program, ICFJ will design a three-day orientation in London, which will prepare the fellows for their time in the newsrooms. During the program they will have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues, experiencing how the newsrooms operate and the digital transformations affecting journalism.

  • U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships

    2014 USAJEF Fellows (from left) Winston Ross, Stefanie Fuchs, Tina Goebel, Seth Berkman and Julia Herrnböck.

    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.

  • Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Exchange Program

    After visiting the Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to learn about and discuss press freedom issues, Russian reporters in ICFJ's U.S.-Russia exchange program pause to take a photo in front of the White House.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young, English-speaking journalists from Russia to take part in the “Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program.” Five journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Monday, August 3, to Friday, August 21, 2015. Applicants must speak English.

  • 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.

    U.S. applications were due on March 1, 2015.

    Canadian applicants were due on March 1, 2015.

    German applications are due on February 1, 2015.

  • Taller Regional de Técnicas de Investigación Periodística y Conferencia Regional de Periodismo de Datos

    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS y la Universidad Centroamericana “Jose Simeón Cañas” convocan a los periodistas de El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Panamá a participar en el taller regional sobre técnicas de investigación periodística y del encuentro de periodismo de datos que se compartirá con miembros de la Iniciativa.

    El curso estará a cargo de Daniel Lizarraga, coordinador de información y de investigaciones especiales de Aristegui Noticias (México); y Carlos Eduardo Huertas, director de la Iniciativa y de la organización CONNECTAS.

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  • Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2015

    The six 2015 Back in the Newsroom fellows at ICFJ's office.

    Building on the success of the 2014 program, ICFJ will host a new round of Back in the Newsroom Fellowships in 2015. In its first year, the program placed five journalism professors from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in cutting-edge newsrooms for the summer. This gave the fellows first-hand exposure to the latest thinking on content creation and delivery – information and skills they are using to revise their curricula and teaching methods to help students get internships and jobs.

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

    Meet the 2015 Fellows here.

    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.

  • A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America

    The 16 fellows from Latin America at the Spring 2015 Professional Fellows Congress.

    This 18-month, multi-phase program is for 28 Latin American professional fellows from Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, and 10 of their U.S. counterparts. ICFJ and its selected partner organizations in each country will recruit professional and citizen journalists, media business managers, digital entrepreneurs and technologists to create media business models that harness the power of digital tools to generate sustainable new revenue. Applicants must be fluent in English.

    The fellows will be matched with expert U.S.

  • Taller de Periodismo de Investigación en Paraguay (2015)

    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS y Foro de Periodistas Paraguayos (FOPEP) convocan a los periodistas paraguayos a participar en el taller sobre técnicas de investigación periodística.

  • Taller de Periodismo de Investigación en Nicaragua (2015)


    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS y la Universidad Americana (UAM) convocaban a los periodistas nicaragüenses a participar en el taller sobre técnicas de investigación periodística. El evento fue conducido por el periodista mexicano Jorge Luis Sierra, experto de temas de seguridad digital y el periodista colombiano Carlos Eduardo Huertas.

  • Taller de Periodismo de Investigación en México (2015)

    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS y Periodistas de a Pie convocaba a los periodistas mexicanos a participar en el taller sobre técnicas de investigación periodística. El evento fue conducido por el periodista peruano Enrique Flor y el colombiano Carlos Eduardo Huertas. Además contaba con la participación de los mexicanos Darío Fritz y Alejandra Xanic como panelistas invitados.

  • Mejorando la calidad de las noticias e información: un proyecto de radios comunitarias en Guatemala (2015)

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    El International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) ampliará su proyecto actual de la Iniciativa Regional para el Periodismo de Investigación en las Américas para aumentar las habilidades de los periodistas y los voluntarios que trabajan para la radio comunitaria en toda Guat

  • Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program

    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.

  • India: Improving News Technologies and Access to Information

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Nasr ul Hadi works with media organizations in India to develop and expand the use of news technologies and improve access to quality information in the region.

    Hadi will help English- and Hindi-language newsrooms in India adopt a “digital supply chain” to integrate technology into all stages of news production – from collecting, verifying and analyzing data and other information to packaging, distribution and audience engagement.

  • Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Improving Sustainability in Investigative Journalism

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Christopher Guess works with a network of media organizations and investigative reporting centers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia to develop long-term sustainability plans and better management practices.

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    Knight Fellow Christopher Guess develops long-term sustainability plans for investigative reporting centers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

    With the help of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Guess helps grant-funded organizations find new revenue streams and rely less on outside grants.

  • Can crime in Latin America be prevented?

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    Latin America and the Caribbean is the world´s most crime-ridden region. Its 2012 murder rate of nearly 24 per 100,000 citizens is amongst the world´s highest. One in five Latin Americans report having been victim of a robbery over the past year. The cost of crime varies from 2 percent of GDP to over 10 percent.

  • Training in Local Languages Will Help South Indian Journalists Use Social Media

    ICFJ trainer Pierre Kattar works with participants of the ICFJ Program for South Asian journalists. Photo courtesy of Frank Folwell.

    Vernacular journalists and bloggers often are at a disadvantage as news outlets around the world increasingly rely on social media and digital tools to engage audiences. They may lack the language and skills needed to meet the demands of an online newsroom.

    To help address this technology and information gap, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is creating a cutting-edge curriculum that will help media professionals and journalism educators learn to use social media to connect with audiences in three South Indian states.

  • Covering U.S. Midterm Elections: A Program for Burmese Journalists

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) selected 15 Burmese journalists to come to the United States during the 2014 mid-term elections. The program combined training, meetings and site visits with venues in Washington, D.C., as well as North Carolina and Louisiana. The mingling of training exercises and site visits in the nation’s capital and the opportunity to be on the front lines with their U.S.

  • Taller en línea de Producción Periodística (2014)

    El International Center for Journalists en alianza con CONNECTAS lanzó el segundo curso en línea que se enfocaba en técnicas de investigación, el uso de herramientas digitales, el periodismo de datos y protocolos de seguridad física y cibernética. El curso estaba disponible sólo para periodistas que residan en Ecuador, México, Nicaragua y Paraguay.

    El componente académico de la actividad era de cinco semanas, iniciando el 6 de octubre y finalizando el 7 de noviembre de 2014.

  • Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young, English-speaking journalists from Russia’s regions to take part in the “Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program.” Eleven journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Feb. 9 to 27, 2015.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites early-career, English-speaking journalists from Russia’s regions to take part in the “Russia-U.S.

  • Vietnam-U.S. Reporting Program: Marking Two Decades of U.S.-Vietnamese Relations

    Trung tâm báo chí quốc tế (ICFJ) đang tìm kiếm các ứng viên cho Chương trình Đưa tin Việt Nam - Hoa Kỳ. Chương trình này có một khóa học trực tuyến, tua tham quan học tập và tư vấn cá nhân để kỷ niệm 20 năm thiết lập quan hệ ngoại giao giữa Hoa Kỳ và Việt Nam.

    60 nhà báo Việt Nam đủ điều kiện sẽ được ICFJ lựa chọn để tham gia chương trình. Khóa học trực tuyến sẽ được tổ chức trong năm tuần, bắt đầu từ ngày 05 tháng Một năm 2015 và kết thúc vào ngày 06 tháng Hai năm 2015. Khóa học sẽ tập trung vào các vấn đề về song phương và toàn cầu.