Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised ICFJ’s award winners for their “unwavering commitment to their profession.” She said that “through their work, (the honorees) have helped shed light on issues that were once hidden in the shadows.”
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is now receiving applications for a new AT&T-funded online course on public service journalism. The course will teach 40 Brazilian journalists how to use digital tools to produce multimedia projects on critical public interest issues affecting impoverished communities.
The five-week online course called “Digital Tools for Effective Public Service Journalism” is scheduled to start February 27, 2012.
This week, ICFJ lost one of its founders, Elizabeth “Liebe” Winship, who died peacefully at the age of 90. Along with her husband Tom, the former editor of the Boston Globe, she helped start up our organization and nurture it over 27 years.
The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet), the leading website on global media trends and journalism training opportunities, has launched a mobile service. To access it, simply visit IJNet.org from your mobile phone.
A high profile business magazine in India profiles the changing balance of power brought on by social media in India... and includes the work of Knight Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary as one of the mechanisms of change. The story highlights the power of citizen journalists to effect change, even in isolated communities.
An article in Malaysia's New Strait Times features former Knight International Journalism Fellow Ross Settles, and quotes him in discussing how citizen journalism is growing both in number and in terms of influence across the region.