ICFJ Programs in All Topics

  • 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.

  • Story Contest for Best Coverage of Vaccines

    Journalists in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan and the Gulf States have a chance to win a trip to the United States or cash prizes as part of three regional competitions to recognize the best media coverage of vaccines and immunizations.

    A child is vaccinated against meningitis. Photo: Gates Foundation

    Stories published or broadcast in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan and the Gulf States between March 15 and May 15, 2013, which includes World Immunization Week (April 24-30), will qualify for the regional contests.

  • 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.

  • Argentina: Launch an Innovation Challenge to Promote the Development of Digital Media in Latin America

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Mariano Blejman is creating the first news innovation contest in Latin America. Modeled on the African News Innovation Challenge, the contest will spur new technology that improves access to quality news and information. Blejman is upgrading the Hacks/Hackers network by running data boot camps and hackathons.

  • Fortalecimiento de periodismo de investigación y transparencia en México y Centroamérica

    ICFJ anuncia iniciativa de periodismo de investigación y seguridad para México y Centroamérica

    Los periodistas participantes deben tener un fuerte compromiso con el periodismo de investigación y deben estar dispuestos a trabajar en equipos a través de fronteras. Los periodistas que trabajan en México o Centroamérica en medios en línea, impresos, radio o televisión son elegibles para participar en este programa destinado a mejorar las habilidades del periodismo de investigación y fortalecer la seguridad de los periodistas en la región.

  • Strengthening Investigative Reporting and Transparency in Mexico and Central America

    ICFJ announces an investigative reporting initiative for Mexico and Central America.

    In Central America and Mexico, a surging tide of instability fueled by narcotics trafficking and corruption threatens to overwhelm the foundations of entire countries. In countless cases, international criminal entities have subverted or intimidated proper authority, leaving ordinary people at the mercy of criminals who in some cases have even dared to levy taxes on them and commit heinous murders in their midst with impunity.

  • Beyond the Capitals: Exposing Regional U.K. Journalists to Politics Outside of Washington

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has partnered with the U.S. Embassy London Public Affairs Office (PAO) to bring seven journalists from regional outlets in the United Kingdom to the United States to cover politics with an emphasis on the presidential inauguration, set for Monday, January 21. The program will offer the journalists a rare opportunity to travel to various U.S. states and learn about the impact of presidential politics on ordinary Americans “beyond the Beltway.”

  • Nigeria: Giving Citizens in the Niger Delta a Voice on Health Issues

    Babatunde Akpeji is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who is building a network of citizen journalists to cover health in Nigeria’s Delta region, an area rich in resources but wracked by severe poverty.

  • The Elections 2012 Visiting Journalists Program

    Though the results of the 2012 U.S. Presidential elections were announced to the world on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 49 foreign journalists were able to provide first-hand reports on the outcome to their readers, listeners and viewers in their home countries. This opportunity came from their participation in The Elections 2012 Visiting Journalists Program.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Illuminating Today’s Japan for American Audiences

    A program, organized by ICFJ and funded by the United States-Japan Foundation, sent three U.S. journalists to Japan for 12-day reporting tours with the goal of shedding light on the relationship between the two nations and the aftermath of the disasters in March 2011. The participating journalists traveled in Japan for 12 days with an experienced Japanese journalist and interpreter, and were expected to dig into the economic, social, environmental and energy-policy challenges still facing Japan after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

  • Brazil: Launch a Digital Map That Uses Open Data to Monitor the Amazon

    Gustavo Faleiros is a Knight International Journalism Fellow based in Brazil who has created a comprehensive online map that makes extensive use of data to track the deteriorating environment of the nine-country Amazon region. The map—a mash-up of existing technologies such as satellite images, open data and media and social-media feeds—is hosted by partner O Eco, an environmental news site, and supported by a grant from Internews.

  • The Henry Luce Foundation Program to Promote Excellence in Global Coverage of Religion

    Continuing its efforts to improve coverage of religion around the world, ICFJ has launched a two-year program for American and international journalists who cover religious issues. By improving professional skills and increasing the dialogue around religion, ICFJ hopes to encourage journalists to engage the subject more openly and free of bias, and simultaneously more respectfully and critically. The program activities will include two online courses and international joint reporting projects,

    The program is designed to:

    • Improve U.S.
  • Argentina: Create Tools to Collect, Analyze and Visualize Data for Investigative Stories

    At La Nación, one of Argentina’s leading daily newspapers, Knight International Journalism Fellow Sandra Crucianelli created the first team of investigative journalists who can track tax revenues earmarked for the country’s crumbling public services. She created a team of data journalists who can extract and analyze information for investigative stories. And as part of this effort, she helped La Nación launch Argentina’s first data blog, where journalists post data-driven stories and invite the public to respond and engage.

  • Digital Tools for Effective Public Service Journalism

    Online Course: February 27, 2012

    ICFJ presents a five-week online course called “Digital Tools for Effective Public Service Journalism” to strengthen journalists’ understanding of public interest issues while providing new multimedia reporting skills. Brazilian journalists from print, TV and online are welcome to participate in the course.

  • India: Enhance a Cutting-Edge, Multimedia Academy and Help Make it Sustainable

    Siddhartha Dubey is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who led the World Media Academy Delhi, the only journalism institute in India that teaches students to report across multiple platforms, with hand-on, practical training in print, TV, online video, audio/radio and social media.

  • New Media, New Challenges: Best Practices In the Digital Age

    Journalists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka were invited to apply to a training program aiming to connect journalists in the region on joint reporting projects that explored cross-border issues of importance, while also training them in responsible practices in the digital age. The program, ran by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and sponsored by the U.S. State Department, had two main components.

  • Middle East: Launch a Network to Connect Journalists with IT Experts

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Ayman Salah connected journalists with IT experts across the Middle East by starting Hacks/Hackers chapters. Salah launched the technology journalism group in three countries: Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia. Participants are working to find technological solutions to information bottlenecks.

    In Amman, journalists and programmers developed the first mobile citizen journalism reporting app for major Jordanian news outlets.

  • Nigeria: Launch New Pan-African Health Journalists' Network

    Knight Health Journalism Fellow Declan Okpalaeke is an award-winning health and environmental journalist who is leading the launch of Africa's first Pan-African health journalists’ organization, the African Health Journalists Association. The new continent-wide organization offers training, resources, networking opportunities and assistance for cross-border reporting.

    In the first part of his fellowship, Okpalaeke launched a four-page, weekly health section at This Day, one of Nigeria’s most popular newspapers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Launch a Storytelling Challenge to Spur Innovative Coverage of Health and Development

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Joseph Warungu led the launch of an Africa-wide storytelling contest to encourage better coverage of Africa’s growth, development, health and quality of life. The challenge sought in-depth features; data-driven journalism; and other entries that used innovative tools to engage the public or tell stories.

  • 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.