ICFJ Programs in Business

  • Story contest winners highlight minority women entrepreneurs in the U.S.

    Minority women entrepreneurs are on the rise, and it’s about time. Women-owned businesses increased by 27% and minority-owned businesses increased by 38% between 2007 and 2012, according to 2012 U.S. Census Data.

  • Latin America: Advancing the Business Strategies of Spanish-Speaking Digital News Entrepreneurs

    Digital entrepreneurship strategist Janine Warner is an ICFJ Knight Fellow who is focused on promoting a greater diversity of online news outlets across Latin America, Spain and the U.S. She is doing this through SembraMedia, a nonprofit online community she founded for digital media entrepreneurs to network, share resources, learn business and technical skills, and draw on the expertise of others who are facing similar challenges.

    Throughout Latin America, digital media startups are harnessing the power of the Internet to launch new and innovative media projects.

  • S&P Global Periodismo Financiero de Datos

    En un mundo que está cada vez más dependiente de tecnología y de datos masivos, los periodistas necesitan estar actualizados en las últimas herramientas, entender cómo encontrar y usar bases de datos y tener una base sólida en las prácticas modernas de negocios.

    Con el apoyo de S&P Global, el Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ, por sus siglas en inglés) ofreció dos cursos en línea para reporteros - uno en inglés y otro en español – enfocados en el uso de datos para cubrir noticias financieras y de emprendimiento.

  • S&P Global Financial Data Journalism

    In a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and big data, journalists need to stay up to date on the latest tools, understand how to find and use databases, and have a solid foundation in modern business practices. Click here to read this page in Spanish.

  • India: Improving News Technologies and Access to Information

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Nasr ul Hadi works with media organizations in India to develop and expand the use of news technologies and improve access to quality information in the region.

    Hadi will help English- and Hindi-language newsrooms in India adopt a “digital supply chain” to integrate technology into all stages of news production – from collecting, verifying and analyzing data and other information to packaging, distribution and audience engagement.

  • Vietnam-U.S. Reporting Program: Marking Two Decades of U.S.-Vietnamese Relations

    Trung tâm báo chí quốc tế (ICFJ) đang tìm kiếm các ứng viên cho Chương trình Đưa tin Việt Nam - Hoa Kỳ. Chương trình này có một khóa học trực tuyến, tua tham quan học tập và tư vấn cá nhân để kỷ niệm 20 năm thiết lập quan hệ ngoại giao giữa Hoa Kỳ và Việt Nam.

    60 nhà báo Việt Nam đủ điều kiện sẽ được ICFJ lựa chọn để tham gia chương trình. Khóa học trực tuyến sẽ được tổ chức trong năm tuần, bắt đầu từ ngày 05 tháng Một năm 2015 và kết thúc vào ngày 06 tháng Hai năm 2015. Khóa học sẽ tập trung vào các vấn đề về song phương và toàn cầu.

  • The Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ)

    Professional journalists participate in a short TV documentary production module at the CEJ in Karachi.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), along with Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), have established the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi, Pakistan. The CEJ serves as a hub for the professional development, training and networking of Pakistani journalists and media professionals from all parts of the country. It also welcomes journalists from around the world to participate in its programs.

  • Chile: Expand Poderopedia, a Site Linking Business and Politics, Across the Region

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Miguel Paz is speeding the development and use of the Knight News Challenge-winning platform Poderopedia, which reveals links among business and political leaders. He is bringing Poderopedia to Venezuela and to other nations, creating a cross-border community that uses the platform. He is introducing customized versions of Poderopedia in newsrooms and civic media projects.

  • McGraw Hill Markets Reporting Program

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) offered two online courses in English and Spanish on intriguing topics such as how to plan for retirement, understanding your 401(k), stock and bond markets, mutual funds and private and public companies. These courses were available to U.S. journalists who reported in minority communities. The online courses took place from October 22, 2012 through December 16, 2012. All applicants were asked to propose a project that they developed throughout the length of the course.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Develop New Business Models

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Meredith Beal is a media entrepreneur who is working with members of the African Media Initiative (AMI) to develop effective business models, improve management structures, and create new revenue streams to support quality news coverage. AMI is a pan-African organization of media owners and operators.

    Beal is mentoring a half dozen African media organizations, helping them to monetize mobile and online news services and creating models that can be replicated by other organizations.

  • McGraw-Hill Personal Finance Reporting Online Courses

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has offered two online courses in English and Spanish on covering personal finance for Hispanic journalists and US journalists covering finance issues for minority and immigrant communities. These courses started on July 1 and will end on August 18.

    The courses were open to Spanish-speaking and English-speaking journalists from ethnic media.

  • Serbian Media Managers Professional Development Program

    ICFJ conducted a U.S.-based professional development program for six media managers from Serbia, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through Support for East European Democracy (SEED) assistance to Serbia

    The program is designed to explain the principles and practices of U.S. media industry that help the press retain its freedom and economic viability through observing how U.S.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Spurring Innovation and Experimentation in Newsrooms

    Justin Arenstein is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who is helping the African Media Initiative (AMI) to establish a digital innovation program that supports experimentation in newsrooms across Africa. AMI, the continent's largest association of media owners and executives, is working with more than 600 of the most influential media companies in both northern and sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Unilever Journalism Exchange Program for Journalists from Ghana

    Samuel Kwaku Agyemang of Metropolitan Television (Metro TV) in Accra participated in the 2011 Unilever Journalism Exchange Program for journalists from Ghana. Agyemang was named the Best Journalist of the Year in Ghana in 2009.

  • Escucha! Taking Community Radio Digital in the Americas

    The International Center for Journalists aims to build stronger and better-informed communities of Latin American immigrants by creating a corps of community radio reporters and citizen journalists who will develop and share higher-quality multimedia programming across stations and borders.

  • World Affairs Journalism Fellowships

    The World Affairs Journalism Fellowships are intended for experienced journalists and editors from America's community-based media outlets. The goal is to give them an opportunity to establish the connections between local-regional issues and what is happening abroad.

  • Serbia: Building a Business Journalism Dynamo in the Balkans

    Miodrag Savic turned the leading independent news agency in Serbia into a business-reporting powerhouse in the Balkans. He introduced many new innovations that have strengthened the agency editorially and financially.

    Savic developed teams of aggressive beat reporters and created the first Serbo-Croatian manual of business terminology for them. He launched the country’s only Web site that solicits news tips from citizens across the region. He convinced the agency’s management to institute weekly quality reviews to make sure the editorial staff maintains the high standards set during the fellowship. He also created a mobile news delivery service to inform clients of stories breaking on the wire. This helped attract new business.

    Savic, former Belgrade bureau chief for The Associated Press, helped Beta’s reporters to break away from a tradition of accepting official information at face value. That alone has had huge impact. Reporters double checked government-issued statistics showing the country emerging from recession only to discover that the government was using a new method to analyze data that skewed the results. When the reporters reassessed the data comparing apples to apples, they determined that the economy was still in dire straits. Bureau reporters he trained uncovered an increase in injuries on construction sites because of unqualified day laborers. In response, officials announced they would double inspections of construction sites.

  • 2009 Professional Development Program for Serbian Editors and Media Managers

    2009 Professional Development Program for Serbian Editors

    May 25 - June 4, 2009

    The International Center for Journalists administered a ten-day professional development program for a group of senior Serbian editors.

    Visiting journalists had the unique opportunity to meet with media professionals in the U.S. and participate in in-depth workshops.

  • Personal Finance Reporting: An Online Guide to Connecting with Hispanic Audiences

    Improving Personal Finance Literacy in Hispanic Communities: A Training Program for Latino Journalists


    The Hispanic Personal Finance Reporting Program of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) provided hands-on training to Latino journalists working at Spanish-and English-language news organizations in the United States. Between 10 and 15 journalists from print, radio, television and on-line media outlets participated in a two-day workshop.

  • Persian: Business and Economic Reporting Modules

    ICFJ developed four training modules on business and economic reporting in Persian via IJNet. These self-study courses engaged participants in interactive learning activities at their own convenience. The first module, "An Introduction to Business Reporting and Writing" was launched in May 2008. ICFJ also launched a second online business and economic reporting courses in Persian.

  • The Tsinghua Global Business Journalism Program (GBJ)

    Students selected for the Global Business Journalism Program (GBJ) learn how to cover global economics, financial markets and companies, with a spotlight on the China experience. All courses in the master's degree program are taught in English by renowned scholars and top foreign correspondents and journalists. Special attention is given to comparative studies of Chinese and Western stocks, bonds, currencies and government policies. Courses emphasize practical, hands-on training.

  • Global Business Journalism Master’s Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China

    The global economic order is rapidly changing, and China, with the world’s second-largest economy, is becoming an increasingly important player. As U.S. international policy shifts under a new administration, China is aggressively seeking to bolster its leadership role in the world’s interconnected global economy on trade and other business issues.

  • IJNet Arabic’s Mentoring Center for MENA Media Startups

    Media entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa have a new opportunity to take their digital projects to the next level.

    IJNet's Arabic channel will launch its second mentoring program for individuals and organizations with startup media projects in the Middle East and North Africa.