ICFJ News, Summer 2015

Jul 272015


We hope you enjoy ICFJ's quarterly newsletter. In our programs, we seed new ideas and services that deepen coverage, expand news delivery and engage citizens in the editorial process.


New Data Journalism Program Helps Africans Improve Lives

With a $4.7 million grant, ICFJ is bringing together journalists and technologists to create new data journalism and civic innovation projects around quality-of-life issues in Africa. Read more.


Rewriting the Rules: The New Voice of Journalism

ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan says the transformation of journalism is far greater than the new technology. "We not only have to deliver news differently, but we have to write it differently." Read more.


The Promise and Perils of Drone Journalism

Drone expert Dickens Olewe says these aerial vehicles can provide unparalleled video coverage of important stories, but they must first face the challenge of restrictive laws imposed by nervous authorities. Read more.


'Salama' App Aims to Keep Journalists Safe

As a Knight Fellow, Jorge Luis Sierra developed Salama, an app that evaluates a journalist's risk and provides feedback on how to improve safety. Read more.


ICFJ Fellows Win Prestigious Reporting Awards for International Stories

U.S. participants in an ICFJ international reporting program garnered top honors for coverage on key subjects, such as immigration, religion and reproductive rights. Read more.


Celebrate. Support. Commemorate.

Attend ICFJ's Awards Dinner on Nov. 10, 2015, and meet our outstanding honorees: Jorge Ramos from Univision News; photojournalist Lynsey Addario, Cuba's Yoani Sánchez and India's Priyanka Dubey. Visit www.icfj.org/dinner