ICFJ Programs in Basic Journalism

  • A Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists – Round Two

    THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young journalists from Russia to take part in the “Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists – Round Two” exchange program. Thirteen journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Tuesday, June 6, to Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Applicants must speak English.

    The program is supported with a grant to ICFJ from the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Public Affairs Section (PAS).

  • 2017 First Hundred Days Reporting Program

    Since President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office, both U.S. and international journalists have been eager to report on his first days in the White House and his plans to deliver on his campaign promises. Trump's first few weeks were filled with executive orders, controversial confirmation hearings, and a focus on keeping jobs in the U.S.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with support from U.S. Embassy posts around the globe will invite 12 journalists to cover the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s administration for their U.S.

  • Training the Next Generation of Malian Media Professionals

    Meet the 2016 Malian Fellows

    In partnership with the U.S. State Department, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) brought four Malian journalists to the United States for a professional internship program. The visiting journalists had the opportunity to observe U.S. newsrooms operations as well as learn new skills to enhance their journalism careers. The program sought to accomplish the following: to demonstrate U.S. and international journalistic practices and ethics through practical, hands-on experience.

  • Call for Entries: 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.

  • 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.

  • A Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists

    This program has been completed. Information about the 2017 program can be found here.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young journalists from Russia to take part in the “Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists” exchange program. Fourteen journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Tuesday, May 17, to Monday, June 6. Applicants must speak English.

  • Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program

    We are no longer accepting applications for the Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program beginning in January 2016.

    The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.

  • News Corp Media Fellowship for Russian Journalists

    Working with ICFJ, News Corp will bring two Russian journalists to London, to spend 28 days at The Times of London and at The Wall Street Journal London Bureau.

    To complement the four-week program, ICFJ will design a three-day orientation in London, which will prepare the fellows for their time in the newsrooms. During the program they will have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues, experiencing how the newsrooms operate and the digital transformations affecting journalism.

  • Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Exchange Program

    After visiting the Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to learn about and discuss press freedom issues, Russian reporters in ICFJ's U.S.-Russia exchange program pause to take a photo in front of the White House.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young, English-speaking journalists from Russia to take part in the “Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program.” Five journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Monday, August 3, to Friday, August 21, 2015. Applicants must speak English.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Improving Sustainability in Investigative Journalism

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Christopher Guess works with a network of media organizations and investigative reporting centers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia to develop long-term sustainability plans and better management practices.

    Knight Fellow Christopher Guess develops long-term sustainability plans for investigative reporting centers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

    With the help of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Guess helps grant-funded organizations find new revenue streams and rely less on outside grants.

  • Taller en línea de Producción Periodística (2014)

    El International Center for Journalists en alianza con CONNECTAS lanzó el segundo curso en línea que se enfocaba en técnicas de investigación, el uso de herramientas digitales, el periodismo de datos y protocolos de seguridad física y cibernética. El curso estaba disponible sólo para periodistas que residan en Ecuador, México, Nicaragua y Paraguay.

    El componente académico de la actividad era de cinco semanas, iniciando el 6 de octubre y finalizando el 7 de noviembre de 2014.

  • 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.

  • Coding for Latin America: Using new technology to improve lives

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Juan Manuel Casanueva is creating a citizen engagement lab in Mexico and Central America to support data-driven media projects.

  • Pakistan: Driving citizen engagement and collaboration on open data

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Rahma Muhammad Mian launched a series of flagship projects to spark data journalism and citizen engagement through open data in Pakistan. To foster a community of collaboration among journalists and technologists, she launched Hacks/Hackers Pakistan. She also held key events to kickstart data-driven projects, including Pakistan’s first data bootcamp in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Journalism and Code for Africa.

  • Bringing the World to an Indian News Audience

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support from the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, India, invites applications for the program “Bringing the World to an Indian News Audience,” offered to support media professionals in the dynamic locale of Hyderabad as they illustrate the impact of international issues on the daily lives of their local readership and India’s broader development objectives.

  • Africa: Improving and Expanding Technology

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Friedrich Lindenberg works with journalists and watchdog organizations to develop data resources and investigative tools.

  • Taller en línea de Producción Periodística (2014)

    El International Center for Journalists en alianza con CONNECTAS lanzó el segundo curso en línea que se enfocaba en técnicas de investigación, el uso de herramientas digitales, el periodismo de datos y protocolos de seguridad física y cibernética. El curso estaba disponible sólo para periodistas que residan en Ecuador, México, Nicaragua y Paraguay.

    El componente académico de la actividad era de cinco semanas, iniciando el 6 de octubre y finalizando el 7 de noviembre de 2014.

  • Exchange Program for Media Professionals from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and the United States

    The Exchange Program for Media Professionals from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and the United States, is a four-part, two-way media program run by ICFJ and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

  • Nigeria: Increasing Citizen Engagement With Health News

    Babatunde Akpeji is expanding his vibrant citizen journalist network in the Niger Delta.

    “Hala Nigeria: Many Voices, Better Lives,” an unprecedented project that brings together five Knight International Journalism Fellows to pool their expertise, will increase public engagement and amplify citizen voices in health news in Africa’s most populous country.

    The project, which means “Speak Out, Nigeria,” is using new digital tools to spur citizen engagement and promote data-driven reporting to take advantage of Nigeria’s new open data movement.

  • 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.

  • Brazil: Expand the Use of Satellite Mapping and Other Technologies to Improve Environmental Reporting

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Gustavo Faleiros is building on the success of his 2012 Knight International Journalism Fellowship, when he launched a digital map that uses satellite feeds and other publicly available data to monitor the Amazon Basin region. He is expanding the map, called InfoAmazonia, to make it possible for news websites to easily generate and publish customized maps on the environment.

  • Latin America: Improve Interactive Storytelling and Create a Corps of Tech-savvy Women in Newsrooms

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Mariana Santos is creating teams of artists, developers and journalists to improve visual and interactive storytelling in Latin American media. This network will enrich story development, execution and digital delivery of news. Santos is introducing animation and other ways to use data in compelling ways in Brazil, Chile, and Costa Rica. A key goal is to create a corps of tech-savvy women in Latin American newsrooms.