News

  • Jul 152016

    Remembering ICFJ Director Michael Elliott

    ICFJ lost a true friend with the passing this week of Michael Elliott. Mike has served on our board for eight years, adding unparalleled insights, guidance and passion for our work.

    He joined our board when he was a top editor at TIME and continued to serve when he became CEO of ONE.

    We will miss him so much. Our heart goes out to his wife, Emma, another great friend of ICFJ, and his two daughters.

  • Jul 132016

    New Survey to Examine State of Technology in Global Newsrooms

    Washington, D.C. - The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announces that it will conduct the first global survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media. While the disruptions in today’s newsrooms have been widely chronicled, this study will focus on a missing link: how journalists worldwide are embracing technology.

    This unique report, called the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, will illuminate how media professionals capitalize on the digital revolution. Storyful is providing generous support for the survey, to be conducted in seven languages.

  • Apr 232016

    The New York Times’ Rukmini Callimachi to Receive the ICFJ Integrity in Journalism Award in Partnership with the Aurora Prize

    YEREVAN, ARMENIA – The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with 100 LIVES, has named Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times as the inaugural recipient of its Integrity in Journalism Award. She will receive the award for her exceptional contribution to exposing crimes against humanity during the inaugural ceremony of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity on April 24 in Yerevan, Armenia.

    The ICFJ Integrity in Journalism Award celebrates the courage, commitment and impact of a reporter on the front lines of the world’s crisis zones.

  • Apr 52016

    Intrepid War Correspondent to Receive Coveted International Media Award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – CNN’s Clarissa Ward, who has fearlessly reported on the devastation of war from global hotspots such as Syria and Iraq, will be honored by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on Nov. 14 with its Excellence in International Reporting Award.

    The award will be presented at ICFJ’s annual gala, Washington, DC’s premier international media event.

  • Apr 42016

    Panama Papers: Historic Leak Leads to Unprecedented Global Exposé

    A massive leak of millions of financial records has exposed an array of crime and corruption spreading across the globe, according to a groundbreaking investigative report called The Panama Papers. The documents expose the hidden financial dealings of more than 128 politicians and public officials around the world, and the offshore holdings of 12 current and former heads of state. These are among the reported findings of a yearlong investigation by more than 100 media organizations.

  • Mar 242016

    ICFJ News, Spring 2016

    We hope you enjoy ICFJ's quarterly newsletter. In our programs, we seed new ideas and services that deepen coverage, expand news delivery and engage citizens in the editorial process.

    Charlie Rose to Receive ICFJ's Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

    Charlie Rose, an icon of American television known for insightful interviews with extraordinary people in every field from politics and science to film and sports, will be honored by the International Center for Journalists at its Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14.

  • Mar 162016

    Training the Next Generation of Tunisian Media Professionals

    Building on the success of the 2014 program, ICFJ will continue hosting a one-year program that allows Tunisian students seeking their master’s degree in journalism the opportunity to train and report in the United States. The participants will learn practical skills to enhance their reporting, meet with experts working in their field of interest and immerse themselves in U.S. culture.

  • Mar 162016

    Iraqi-U.S. Journalist Exchange Program

    The Iraqi-U.S. Journalism Exchange program will take place over a 12-day U.S. study tour as part of the “Iraqi-U.S. Journalist Exchange” program. Five participants – Iraqi commentators – will participate in the program that will feature meetings with experts and visits to newsrooms and innovation centers in Washington D.C., and New York City. The goal of the program is to develop awareness for these leading Iraqi commentators on U.S.

  • Mar 152016

    ICFJ Announces Breakthrough Program for Cuban and U.S. Journalists

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — As relations between the United States and Cuba normalize, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is launching a groundbreaking program that will bring independent Cuban journalists to work with their counterparts in Miami-based newsrooms to create a peer-to-peer learning network. Supported by $110,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a private United States-based foundation, the fellowship program will help Cuban journalists and bloggers foster engagement with U.S. journalists to strengthen their journalism.

  • Mar 92016

    Make 2016 a Fellowship Year

    Each year ICFJ runs some 70 programs that help journalists and media organizations use technology to produce outstanding coverage of important issues. This year, we have a wide variety of offerings, from covering the fight against malaria in Africa to reporting on the latest tech innovations in Japan. These fellowships present a wonderful opportunity for U.S.