• 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.

  • Feb 32016

    NewsU International launches online multimedia course in Persian

    Persian-language journalists interested in learning more about new media can enroll in a free online course.

    NewsU International, a partnership between the Poynter Institute and the International Center for Journalists, has launched an online multimedia training course.

    The self-directed course, called Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling aims at providing participants with the skill and knowledge to produce multimedia stories.

  • Feb 32016

    Al Jazeera, ICFJ collaborate on training Arab journalists on investigative and digital journalism

    Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center and the International Center for Journalists have collaborated to offer two online training courses in Investigative Journalism and Digital Journalism for Arab journalists.

    The two online courses will be open to Arab journalists working in print, broadcast and online journalism.

  • Feb 32016

    Personal Finance course participants publish articles, win awards

    By Isabel Morales

    A total of nearly 30 minority journalists took part in two personal finance courses online this spring and summer, using the training format that the International Center for Journalists sees as increasingly popular and useful among working media.

    The journalists, all working at American media outlets, participated in the English and Spanish-language courses designed to advance the financial reporting in minority media. In six weeks of instruction and six weeks of mentorship, they tackled personal finance topics that included: credit, lending, consumer fraud, housing and mortgages, retirement planning, and investing.

  • Feb 32016

    ‘Concerned journalists' ready to break new ground to improve quality in Turkish media

    By Yonca Poyraz Doğan

    Sherry Ricchiardi talks about codes of ethic. Photo credit: Frank S. Folwell.

    Everything started with an announcement from the newly established İstanbul-based Media Association (Medya Derneği), which said in June of last year that together with the Washington, D.C.-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) they would offer an online media ethics course with the aim of encouraging journalists to take the principles they learn back with them to their respective institutions.

  • Feb 32016

    ICFJ Anywhere courses bring the latest to online consultant

    By H.J. Cummins

    Crediting his ICFJ Anywhere trainings for bringing a new level of professionalism to his work, Algerian journalism consultant Nassim Lakehal is creating hefty websites with the latest in online writing styles as well as multimedia and interactive features.

    Among his most recent successes are the redesigned website for Al-Yaum, one of the most popular newspapers in Saudi Arabia today, and Gate of the Algerian press, a groundbreaking site dedicated to commentary on Arab media.

  • Feb 22016

    ICFJ Anywhere trainings help journalist launch smart-money website for Hispanics

    “I have been reporting and editing since 1998, and I see over and over that one of the things that empowers people is knowledge and accurate information about how the American ‘system’ works,” said Carrera, a native of Ecuador. “U.S. Hispanics need good, sound, independent information.” Carrera saw some of this need as editor of Mercado de Dinero USA, starting in June 2007. The monthly, Spanish-language publication focuses on consumer and economics news.

  • Feb 22016

    Airing the economic harm of sexual harassment, Egypt journalist honored

    Five Mideast journalists win latest round of “Digital Gateway” program

    By Daniel Lynx Bernard

    The International Center for Journalists has honored five journalists from the Middle East and North Africa for excellence in using digital technology for public-service journalism. The honorees under the program “Building a Digital Gateway to Better Lives” used multimedia on the web to examine sexual harassment in Egypt, illegal drugs in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, the sterilization of mentally disabled girls in Jordan, and the growing water crisis in Yemen.