ICFJ Programs in All Topics

  • U.S.- Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism

    Now accepting applications from Pakistani journalists! Visit USEFP for more information and to apply.

    "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.

  • 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.

  • A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America

    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.

  • A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America

    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.

  • 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.

  • Can crime in Latin America be prevented?

    Versión en español

    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.

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

    Applications are closed for this opportunity.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will select 15 Burmese journalists to come to the United States during the 2014 mid-term elections. The program will combine 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

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

    Este taller forma parte de la Iniciativa para el periodismo de investigación en las Américas.

  • Conferencia Regional del Periodismo de Investigación en Honduras

    Para el componente más importante de la Iniciativa Regional para el Periodismo de Investigación en las Américas, ICFJ en alianza con CONNECTAS y la Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras (UTH) se llevó a cabo la Conferencia Regional de Periodismo de Investigación, que se celebró en Tegucigalpa, Honduras los días 25-28 de septiembre de 2014. El evento reunió a más de 100 periodistas, editores, expertos en los medios y funcionarios de gobierno de cada uno de los ocho países de destino.

  • U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships

    2013 USAJEF Fellows (from left) Jeannine Hierländer, Simone Artner and Nathaniel Minor visit the Foreign Press Center in Washington, D.C.

    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.

  • ICFJ-United Nations Foundation Climate Change Journalism Fellowships: United States

    As fluctuating temperatures and destructive natural disasters increasingly create global crises, it is clear that "climate change" is no longer just a phenomenon discussed by scientists.

  • 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.

  • ICFJ/United Nations Foundation Climate Change Journalism Fellowship: Europe, Asia and Africa

    As fluctuating temperatures and destructive natural disasters increasingly create global crises, it is clear that "climate change" is no longer just a phenomenon discussed by scientists. The topic of extreme weather is at the forefront of local and international news coverage.

    Photo courtesy of NASA

  • Taller de Protocolos de Seguridad Física y Cibernética en Honduras

    El International Center for Journalists en alianza con CONNECTAS y la Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras se llevó a cabo un curso presencial enfocado en protocolos de seguridad física y cibernética. El curso estaba disponible para periodistas y otros profesionales de Honduras que realizan labores periodísticas de alta peligrosidad en medios de comunicación cualquiera sea su naturaleza: televisión, radio, prensa escrita, digital o comunitaria.

  • Coding for Latin America: Using new technology to improve lives

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Juan Manuel Casanueva is creating a citizen engagement lab in Mexico and Central America to support data-driven media projects.

  • Press Freedom and Access to Information: A News Corp Fellowship for Mexican Journalists

    ICFJ will bring five Mexican journalists to Washington, D.C. and the News Corp headquarters in New York. The selected journalists, News Corp Fellows, will spend a month in the United States, interning at The Wall Street Journal and learning about freedom of the press and working in an American newsroom.

    Videographers, newsroom editors, bloggers, graphic reporters and journalists from all areas of expertise are welcome to apply.

    To complement the four week program at The Wall Street Journal, ICFJ will design an orientation program in Washington, D.C.

  • 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 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.

    U.S. applications are due on March 1, 2014.

    Canadian applicants are due on March 1, 2014.

    German applications are due on February 1, 2014.

  • Pakistan: Driving citizen engagement and collaboration on open data

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Rahma Muhammad Mian is creating a citizen-engagement lab in Pakistan to support data-driven media projects.

  • Bringing the World to an Indian News Audience

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support from the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, India, invites applications for the program “Bringing the World to an Indian News Audience,” offered to support media professionals in the dynamic locale of Hyderabad as they illustrate the impact of international issues on the daily lives of their local readership and India’s broader development objectives.

  • Community Health Reporting Fellowship

    Overcoming barriers to care in underserved communities is one of the major challenges facing the United States health care system today. Journalists can play an essential role in leveling the playing field by covering the critical health issues that most affect these communities.

    The Community Health Reporting Fellowship gives U.S.

  • Social Justice Reporting for a Global America: International Reporting Fellowship Program for U.S.-based Journalists

    The deadline to apply for the 2014 program has passed. All applicants will be notified of their status in April 2014.

    About the Program

    Plagued by the twin challenges of a slow economy and digital disruption, many U.S. news organizations are cutting back on foreign coverage and are shrinking their editorial staffs.

    But journalists can play an essential role in raising awareness around international social justice issues, including women’s rights, corruption, human trafficking, poverty, religious tolerance, environmental issues, migration and education.

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

    The deadline to apply for the 2014 program has passed. All applicants were notified of their status in April 2014.

    Over the years, journalists of color have had few opportunities to work as foreign correspondents. That’s especially the case in today’s media environment, with sharp cutbacks by many news outlets in their international coverage. At the same time, communities of color rarely receive coverage of global issues that directly affect their lives, from the migration of jobs overseas to wars fought by minorities serving in the U.S. military.

  • Social Justice Reporting for a Global America: International Reporting Fellowship Program for U.S.-based Journalists

    The deadline to apply for the 2014 program has passed. All applicants will be notified of their status in April 2014.

    About the Program

    Plagued by the twin challenges of a slow economy and digital disruption, many U.S. news organizations are cutting back on foreign coverage and are shrinking their editorial staffs.

    But journalists can play an essential role in raising awareness around international social justice issues, including women’s rights, corruption, human trafficking, poverty, religious tolerance, environmental issues, migration and education.

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

    The deadline to apply for the 2014 program has passed. All applicants were notified of their status in April 2014.

    Over the years, journalists of color have had few opportunities to work as foreign correspondents. That’s especially the case in today’s media environment, with sharp cutbacks by many news outlets in their international coverage. At the same time, communities of color rarely receive coverage of global issues that directly affect their lives, from the migration of jobs overseas to wars fought by minorities serving in the U.S. military.

  • Global Health Reporting Contest

    A mother holds her newborn child in a hospital in Odisha, one of India's poorest states.

    Journalists in Brazil, China, India and Russia have a chance to win a trip to the United States and cash prizes as part of four regional competitions to recognize the best media coverage of maternal and child health.

    Stories focusing on maternal and child health published, broadcast or posted online in Brazil, China, India and Russia between December 1, 2013, and May 26, 2014, qualify for the contest. The deadline for submitting stories is May 26, 2014.