Our Impact

We design all of our programs to deliver maximum results. By investing heavily in monitoring and evaluating our initiatives, we show how good journalism can improve societies.

  • At a health center in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, a mother carries her child while waiting in line for him to receive a meningitis vaccine. “I have heard from the media about meningitis that it can physically disable or kill a child,” says the mother, Seble Yihun. Previously, she might have waited for a health extension worker to come to her home with the vaccine. But, she said, “I also heard health care centers are getting short of vaccines.

    July 16, 2013
  • The program has had tremendous impact. “Frankly, a lot of the stories are better than what I’m seeing in personal finance publications, because these journalists are tackling real world, hard-hitting, current issues,” says University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill business journalism professor, the English-language trainer in the program.

    April 18, 2011
  • When government food deliveries provided for malnourished children in rural India suddenly stopped around the first of the year, Savita Rath and other indigenous workers who care for the children did the best they could to provide meals.

    But with food supplies dwindling, Savita also picked up a cell phone and filed a report through CGNet Swara, a mobile news network created by Knight International Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary.

    April 01, 2011
  • Two health-related news stories published in Mozambique’s influential weekly Savana have won a prestigious award for best feature reporting in southern Africa. Knight International Journalism Fellow Mercedes Sayagues worked extensively with both young journalists to develop their skills and create strong health coverage in Mozambique.

    “Eating Sand” by Salane Muchanga, and “Fainting Spells at Quisse Mavota School: A Conflict of Knowledge” by Alves Talala, share the award for “Best Feature in Southern Africa” in the Gender and Media Awards.

    March 24, 2011