A new corps of trainers is teaching best practices
Less than a week after participating in an ICFJ “training of trainers” session in early February, reporter Fakhar Durrani of Dunya News was already leading a workshop on journalism ethics in his Islamabad newsroom. He’s also helping to draft his organization’s first code of ethics.
Journalists from megacities Lahore and Karachi and from remote areas such as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan said that spending nearly a month working with American counterparts in U.S.
A survey conducted by Knight International Journalism Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra shows that Mexican journalists and bloggers are at great risk of cyber-espionage, email-account hacking and other serious digital threats. The highly sensitive nature of most of the topics they cover (such as crime, corruption, violence and human rights issues) make them even more vulnerable.
During her year-long partnership at La Nación, one of the most important newspapers in Argentina, Knight International Journalism Fellow Sandra Crucianelli helped take data journalism to the next level. In a country that lacks open data and easy access to public information, she assembled a flexible team at the paper that combined best journalism practices with data visualization and savvy marketing techniques to tell better stories.
Knight International Journalism Fellow Gustavo Faleiros is tapping ordinary, environmentally concerned citizens in the Amazon region to help contribute data and information to InfoAmazonia, his digital mapping project that tracks deforestation. Faleiros says "citizen science" movements like this one can be a powerful force for connecting communities, for telling stories about the environment and health, and for helping explain the problems and issues to policymakers.
The Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Exchange Program was a key initiative that came about after talks between our two countries’ presidents in 2010 to improve our relationship. Russian and U.S. journalists met several times to discuss the best possible program and came up with this exciting exchange. It is designed to help young reporters, at this formative stage in their careers, gain a real grasp of what is taking place on the ground.
Every year, we honor outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award. We’re seeking candidates who, despite difficult circumstances, produce pioneering news reports or innovations that make a significant impact on the lives of people in their countries. Nominees can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers.
Alumni of the Global Business Journalism (GBJ) Program at Tsinghua University gathered Dec. 7 in Beijing for the first reunion of the 5-year-old program. About 40 graduates, journalism professors, and friends of the program attended the dinner reception.
Graduates took turns giving updates on their careers and plans.