ICFJ Programs in Health/Science

  • Regional Health Reporting Conference in Mexico

    Participants Santos Jiménez from Perú, Ángela Ávalos from Costa Rica, and Tamoa Calzadilla from Venezuela, work together during the multimedia reporting session at the Health Journalism Seminar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

    ICFJ conducted a four-day regional health journalism conference for 35 journalists from 12 Latin American countries. Topical training focused on coverage of cancer, smocking cessation, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

    Journalists learned techniques for analyzing scientific journal articles, making stories of new scientific disclosures and researching medical issues using the Internet. Participants also learn about producing stories for multimedia platforms.

  • Kenya: Promote Better Health Coverage, Better Policies

    The Kenya Alliance of Health and Science Reporters (KAHSR), a journalism association launched by Knight International Journalism Fellow Rachel Jones, now offers regular training workshops and resources on topics such as new vaccines, children’s health and agricultural research. The association is supported by a grant from the London-based Wellcome Trust. At Alliance workshops, journalists can interact with the country’s leading medical researchers and scientists.

  • Disaster Coverage Program for Hispanic Journalists

    How well prepared are journalists from the U.S. Hispanic media and the media organizations of Latin America, which typically have far fewer resources, to provide ample coverage? How much less prepared are the people whom these journalists serve when they confront disaster? How well prepared are the journalists themselves, who are after all among the ranks of “first responders” at the scene of any disaster?

    To provide answers to these questions, ICFJ developed an 8-day training program for 14 U.S.

  • Uganda: Setting a New Standard for Health Journalism in Africa

    Knight International has made huge inroads in health coverage in Uganda. In 2.5 years, Knight Fellow Christopher Conte developed a vibrant community of journalists who now have the expertise to tackle tough health issues including the AIDS epidemic and health-care spending.

  • Building Awareness of Conservation in the Caucasus

    Sponsored by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, this program was designed to boost the capacity and motivation of journalists in the Caucasus region to report on conservation of biological diversity. The program was tailored to address the key issues facing each country, such as better management of protected areas, increasing the number and size of protected areas, controls on damaging activities, and other conservation issues of public interest.

  • Syria: New Online Network for Young Journalists

    In the Middle East, bloggers and digital journalists are covering stories and sparking debates on topics avoided by mainstream media. Knight International created an online networking site in Syria that enables young reporters to share resources, experiences. Called Tawasul – Arabic for "connecting" – the network features multimedia stories, including photography, cartoons and animation, on social issues. Their stories focus on social issues such as maternal and child health, gender equality and religious tolerance.

  • Call for Entries: Reporting Fellowship on Migration and Climate for Nigerian Journalists

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    Nigerian journalists are invited to apply for a reporting fellowship aimed at improved coverage of migration due to conflict or instability and the resulting impact on climate and economic prospects.

    The program focuses on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 10 and 13, which aim to “reduce inequality within and among countries” and “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” by 2030.

    The ICFJ-United Nations Foundation Reporting Fellowship will give up to 40

  • वैश्विक स्वास्थ्य रिपोर्टिंग प्रतियोगिता 2017

    हम अब आवेदन स्वीकार नहीं करते

    जॉनसन ऐंड जॉनसन वैश्विक स्वास्थ रिपोर्टिंग प्रतियोगिता (ग्लोबल हेल्थ रिपोर्टिंग कॉन्टेस्ट) आईसीएफजे के प्रमुख कार्यक्रमों में से एक है। इस प्रतियोगिता ने दुनिया के विभिन्न देशों में स्वास्थ्य से संबंधित अहम् मसलों पर न्यूज कवरेज की मात्रा और गुणवत्ता को बढ़ाया है।

    अब अपने इस चौथे वर्ष में आईसीएफजे वैश्विक स्वास्थ्य रिपोर्टिंग प्रतियोगिता का मकसद है पिछले वर्षों के कार्यक्रमों की सफलता के क्रम को जारी रखते हुए ब्राजील, चीन, भारत, रूस और अफ्रीकी सहारा क्षेत्र के अग्रणी हेल्थ रिपोर्टरों का एक स्थानीय नेटवर्क त

  • Всемирный Конкурс по Теме «Здоровье» 2017 года

    Мы больше не принимаем заявки.

    Всемирный Конкурс по теме «Здоровье», осуществляемый при поддержке компании Johnson & Johnson, является одной из ведущих программ Международного Центра для Журналистов. Благодаря конкурсу улучшилось качество и расширились рамки освещения ключевых вопросов по здравоохранению в странах и регионах, журналисты из которых принимали в нем участие.

  • 2017 全球医疗报道比赛


    强生全球医疗报道比赛(Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest)是美国国际记者中心(ICFJ)的旗舰项目,该项目不断提升了全球目标国家和地区重要医疗健康问题报道的质量和数量。




  • Concurso Global de Reportagem de Saúde 2017

    Já não aceitamos aplicativos.

    O Concurso Global de Reportagem de Saúde da Johnson & Johnson, um dos principais programas do ICFJ, tem aumentado a qualidade e a quantidade da cobertura de notícias sobre as principais questões de saúde nos países-alvo e regiões em todo o mundo.

    Agora em seu quarto ano, o Concurso Global de Reportagem de Saúde 2017 do ICFJ pretende continuar a construir com base no sucesso dos anos anteriores, catalisando redes locais de repórteres líderes de saúde no Brasil, China, Índia, Rússia e África Subsaariana.

  • Concours de reportages sur la santé mondiale 2017

    Nous n'acceptons plus les applications.

    Le Concours de reportages sur la santé mondiale de Johnson & Johnson, l’un des programmes phares du Centre international pour les journalistes (ICFJ), a contribué à accroître la qualité et le volume de la couverture médiatique sur les questions clés de la santé dans des pays et des régions ciblés à travers le monde.

  • 2017 Global Health Reporting Contest

    The application deadline for this program has passed.

    The Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest, one of ICFJ’s flagship programs, has increased the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe.

    Now in its fourth year, ICFJ’s 2017 Global Health Reporting Contest seeks to continue building on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Call for Entries: Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship

    Applications for the second round of Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowships are now closed.

    Interested in becoming an influencer and leader for children’s development in your country? If producing high quality reporting and solution-orientated stories about nutrition and early childhood development issues is one of your passions, then apply to this year-long fellowship, which will include two international reporting trips as well as continuing mentoring and several virtual webinars.

  • 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest

    The Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest, one of ICFJ’s flagship programs, has increased the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe.

    In its third year, ICFJ’s 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest aimed to build on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

  • 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest

    The application deadline has passed.

    The 2014 contest winners with Danielle J. Devine, vice president of corporate communication for Johnson & Johnson (left), and ICFJ president Joyce Barnathan (right). (Credit: Aaron Thompson)

    Journalists in Brazil, China, India, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa have a chance to win a trip to the United States and cash prizes as part of regional competitions to recognize the best media coverage of maternal and child health and other urgent health matters such as Ebola and vaccination.

    Stories focusing on these topics published, broadcast or posted online in Brazil, China, India, Russia and Africa between Dec. 1, 2014, and May 27, 2015, qualify for the contest.

  • Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2014

    The Back In the Newsroom Fellowship will help journalism educators see firsthand the new skills needed for students to succeed in today’s newsrooms.

    Back In The Newsroom is a fellowship program that brings five professors from historically black colleges and universities to spend a summer working in digitally advanced U.S. news organizations. This “internship” will help journalism educators see firsthand the new skills needed for students to succeed in today’s newsrooms.

    The fellows will update their digital skills, develop cutting-edge curricula and strengthen relations between these newsrooms and their schools. The program will help improve diversity at leading U.S.

  • Community Health Reporting Fellowship

    We are no longer accepting applications for this fellowship.

    Overcoming barriers to care in underserved communities is one of the major challenges facing the United States health care system today. Journalists can play an essential role in leveling the playing field by covering the critical health issues that most affect these communities.

    The Community Health Reporting Fellowship gives U.S.

  • International Family Planning Reporting Fellowship

    U.S. journalists can win a reporting fellowship to attend the International Family Planning Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 12-15. The journalists will spend six days meeting leading family planning experts from around the world, attending formal sessions of the conference and participating in site visits to clinics and schools to learn about family planning education, tools and services and hear from women themselves about what they want and need.

  • Story Contest for Best Coverage of Infectious Diseases

    These African women are holding bed nets, which will help protect their families from mosquitoes carrying malaria. Photo: Gates Foundation

    Journalists from the United States, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa have won international reporting trips worth up to $10,000 for submitting the best stories on infectious diseases.

    The stories addressed diseases including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. These three diseases alone are the leading causes of death in low- and middle-income countries. They claim nearly 4 million lives every year and cost billions of dollars in lost productivity.

  • Creating an Association of Pan-African Health Journalists

    Founding members of Africa's first continent-wide health journalists network met for four days to hammer out the many details needed to launch the association.

    The African Health Journalists Association (AHJA) is an association of health journalism organizations and journalists dedicated to promoting and providing quality media coverage to improve the lives of people across Africa.

    Its goals are:

    • To help journalists improve the quality and quantity of reporting on health issues in Africa
    • To advance professional development and raise the profile of health stories in the media
    • To promote dialogue and understanding between journalists and experts
    • To encourage journalism that fosters the b