ICFJ Programs in Radio/Audio

  • Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists

    The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news. The program helps level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.

    In previous years, fellows have produced more than 174 stories, enriching their communities with new perspectives on global issues.

  • The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family seek entries for the inaugural 2017 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Mike served as a distinguished editor at The Economist, Newsweek and Time before becoming CEO of ONE. Earlier this year, he had spoken of his dream to establish an award that would bring together his belief in great journalism with his commitment to progress in Africa.

  • Covering Road Safety in the Southeast Asia Region

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    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road-traffic injuries account for approximately 316,000 death each year in the Southeast Asia Region. Globally, these deaths make up 25% of all road-traffic fatalities.

    Photo courtesy of Yann, Wikimedia Commons

    In partnership with WHO, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will organize a two-day workshop from Dec. 5 – 6, 2016, for journalists from the Southeast Asia region to improve their coverage of this public-health and -safety issue.

  • 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.

  • Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2015

    The six 2015 Back in the Newsroom fellows at ICFJ's office.

    Building on the success of the 2014 program, ICFJ will host a new round of Back in the Newsroom Fellowships in 2015. In its first year, the program placed five journalism professors from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in cutting-edge newsrooms for the summer. This gave the fellows first-hand exposure to the latest thinking on content creation and delivery – information and skills they are using to revise their curricula and teaching methods to help students get internships and jobs.

  • Mejorando la calidad de las noticias e información: un proyecto de radios comunitarias en Guatemala (2015)

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    El International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) ampliará su proyecto actual de la Iniciativa Regional para el Periodismo de Investigación en las Américas para aumentar las habilidades de los periodistas y los voluntarios que trabajan para la radio comunitaria en toda Guat

  • Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young, English-speaking journalists from Russia’s regions to take part in the “Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program.” Eleven journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Feb. 9 to 27, 2015.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites early-career, English-speaking journalists from Russia’s regions to take part in the “Russia-U.S.

  • 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.

  • Social Justice Reporting for a Global America: International Reporting Fellowship Program for U.S.-based Journalists

    This program is no longer active.

    About the Program

    Plagued by the twin challenges of a slow economy and digital disruption, many U.S. news organizations are cutting back on foreign coverage and are shrinking their editorial staffs.

    But journalists can play an essential role in raising awareness around international social justice issues, including women’s rights, corruption, human trafficking, poverty, religious tolerance, environmental issues, migration and education.

  • Social Justice Reporting for a Global America: International Reporting Fellowship Program for U.S.-based Journalists

    This program is no longer active.

    About the Program

    Plagued by the twin challenges of a slow economy and digital disruption, many U.S. news organizations are cutting back on foreign coverage and are shrinking their editorial staffs.

    But journalists can play an essential role in raising awareness around international social justice issues, including women’s rights, corruption, human trafficking, poverty, religious tolerance, environmental issues, migration and education.

  • 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.

  • Beyond the Border: Covering the Immigration Phenomenon through Digital Media

    The Scripps Howard Immigration reporting training program brings together journalists from the U.S. Spanish and English-language media for a week-long training on how to cover immigration issues using multimedia tools.

    ICFJ is currently seeking applicants for the 2012 Scripps immigration reporting program. The program is scheduled to take place Sunday July 15, 2012 through Sunday July 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

    The application deadline is Monday May 28, 2012.

    The 2012 program will have a special focus on the U.S. 2012 presidential election and immigration.

  • South Africa: Create Multimedia Health Coverage

    In South Africa, where AIDS and tuberculosis continue to cripple the population, Knight Health Journalism Fellow Brenda Wilson expanded multimedia health coverage at the country’s largest broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). She dramatically increased coverage of health from its network of provincial bureaus.

  • Liberia: Create Commercially Viable Radio Stations Using New Marketing Strategies

    Luisa Handem Piette is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who coached management at four independent newspapers and three radio stations in Liberia to become profitable. She started the Media and Business Sustainability Exchange (MBS), a monthly meeting that brings together Liberian media managers and other members of the business community, including the Liberia Chamber of Commerce. The goal: to help the news media attract clients and educate businesses on the value of buying ads in a country where most advertising still comes from the government and NGOs.

  • Ethiopia: Launch the Country's First Health Journalists' Association

    Elsabet Samuel Tadesse is a Knight Health Journalism Fellow who has led the creation of Ethiopia's first health journalists' association, the Addis Ababa Health Journalists' Initiative. She also launched a half-hour health show called “Tenachin” (Our Health) on Ethiopia’s national television network. The show, which airs every two weeks on the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA), educates the public on key topics such as tuberculosis, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and health extension services.

  • Indonesia: Launch a Mobile Environmental News Service for Rural Communities

    Harry Surjadi recruited and trained more than 150 citizen journalists living in the most-remote areas of Borneo to send news reports via text messaging using the FrontlineSMS system to Ruai TV, a station in the provincial capital. The service also allows subscribers from mainstream media, the government, and activist organizations to receive the news reports.

  • Middle East: Start Up Investigative Reporting Teams at Major News Outlets

    At a pivotal time for the Middle East, Knight International Journalism Fellow Amr El-Kahky is launching teams of investigative reporters at news organizations across the region. His efforts have helped journalists gain more access to government documents than ever before, particularly in Jordan and the West Bank. His investigative unit in Jordan uncovered a vote-buying scheme ahead of the November 2010 parliamentary elections. Jordanian reporters also tackled the issue of childhood alcohol addiction—a controversial topic never covered in the past.

  • Haiti: Track Aid Funds to Ensure a Strong Recovery

    Haitian journalists work in a makeshift newsroom at Le Nouvelliste. Their old building was destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake.

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Klarreich established an investigative team at Le Nouvelliste, Haiti’s leading newspaper, which regularly produces stories on the misuse of aid sent to Haiti after the catastrophic January 2010 earthquake. The team broke stories about a land dispute that stopped work at a critically important sanitation plant near a refugee camp. After reading these reports, Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly intervened and construction resumed.

  • Online Course on Digital Tools for Community Radio Journalists

    As part of the Escucha! Taking Community Radio Digital in the Americas program, ICFJ offered two online courses in Spanish to train community radio journalists from Latin America and from Hispanic media in the US.

  • Sierra Leone: Launch the First Public Broadcasting Service

    Stephen Douglas launched the country’s first media training center at the new Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), and served as its interim director. He coordinated all journalism and media management training funded by groups such as Deutsche Welle, Journalists for Human Rights, BBC World Service Trust and the United Nations. Courses range from media law and basic radio reporting to journalism ethics and TV camera operation.

  • 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.

  • Senegal: Shedding Light on Poverty Issues

    Manuela Huyghues Despointes, a French journalist with extensive experience in Francophone Africa, is working with the daily newspaper L’Observateur and its sister radio station RFM, to produce daily coverage of poverty-related issues that receive scant media attention.

    Recent stories focused on high health-care costs at public hospitals, coastal erosion threatening to displaced residents, and a heavily polluted canal in the middle of the capital.

  • Ghana: Tackle Poverty, Engage Citizens with a New Health Radio Show

    Knight Fellow Sylvia Vollenhoven is interviewed on Joy FM about her mission to improve coverage of poverty-related issues.

    Sylvia Vollenhoven created a weekly radio show that has transformed coverage of social issues and poverty in Ghana. On the popular “Hotline” show, Joy FM, the country’s top English language station, reporters have produced NPR-quality documentaries on topics ranging from the plight of illegal miners and the threat of erosion on fishing villages to the consequences of chronic flooding that kills dozens and leaves thousands homeless every year.

  • NewsU International launches course on journalism and trauma in Persian

    A new self-directed course aims to help Persian-language journalists who cover traumatic events.

    The Trauma and Journalism course in Persian, offered by NewsU International, a partnership partnership between the Poynter Institute and the International Center for Journalists, aims to equip journalists covering human tragedies and crises with better tools to protect themselves from psychological trauma.