ICFJ Programs in Multimedia

  • Bolivia: Use the Web to Strengthen Community Radio

    Knight International created an Internet platform for community radio stations in Bolivia to share programming with one another--and ultimately with major news outlets in the capital.

  • Faith in Media: Improving Coverage of Islam and Other Religions

    Participants Jamila Trindle and Andreas Harsono along with Jakartan cameraman Lexy Rambadetta, interview an Ahmadiyah farmer who now lives in a refugee camp because his house was burned to the ground during a Feb. 4, 2006 attack.
    (Credit: Basyiruddin Aziz)

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) organized an exciting program that paired U.S. and Muslim-World journalists for joint reporting projects on issues of importance to audiences in both places.

  • Electronic Journalism and International Editing Standards

    Photo by Hoda Osman

    Participants also learned how to write and adapt stories for news Web sites examined and compared news Web sites from Arabic-speaking countries and from countries around the world. Photo by Hoda Osman

    In cooperation with the Prince Ahmed bin Salman Applied Media Institute, ICFJ conducted its first training courses in Saudi Arabia entitled Electronic Journalism and International Editing Standards.

  • Mexico: Defend Free Expression

    Knight International helped launch a foundation to protect journalists and promote freedom of the press in a country where reporters are increasingly in danger. Knight Fellow Benjamín Fernández educated journalists on how to take advantage of freedom of information laws and counseled them on their own legal rights. Fernandez also created a group of media lawyers willing to defend journalists under threat.

  • Latin America: Regional Digital Journalism Center Takes Root in Mexico

    Since James Breiner launched the Digital Journalism Center at the University of Guadalajara in 2008, the center has grown into a robust institution. It is helping to increase the digital know-how of journalists and media managers across Latin America.

    Breiner has crafted a Spanish-language curriculum for courses he has taught on the challenges and opportunities of digital journalism, entrepreneurial journalism, public-service journalism, journalism safety, covering sustainable development and writing for the web.

  • Investigative Journalism: A Training Program for Egyptian Journalists

    The Investigative Journalism project trained 40 Egyptian journalists in investigative reporting skills through a unique hands-on/online mentoring program that pairs Egypt’s top journalists with younger Egyptian journalists. The focus was to train journalists how to produce and disseminate investigative reports through computer- assisted reporting, and by linking to one another through a “virtual newsroom” online platform.

  • Kenya: Promote Better Health Coverage, Better Policies

    The Kenya Alliance of Health and Science Reporters (KAHSR), a journalism association launched by Knight International Journalism Fellow Rachel Jones, now offers regular training workshops and resources on topics such as new vaccines, children’s health and agricultural research. The association is supported by a grant from the London-based Wellcome Trust. At Alliance workshops, journalists can interact with the country’s leading medical researchers and scientists.

  • Arabic: Building News Web Sites

    ICFJ’s first online course covered the development and strategy behind creating quality news Web sites for Arabic-speaking journalists.

  • Online Video for Citizen Journalists in Malaysia

    The Online Video for Citizen Journalists in Malaysia program is a three month-intensive training for citizen journalists. Throughout the course, journalists produced and disseminated online news videos about Malaysia’s several religious and ethnic communities through the prism of human rights, religious and ethnic tolerance issues.

  • Liberia: Bolstering Coverage of the Courts in Post-Conflict Era

    Marquita Smith is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who helped launch the Judicial Reporters Network in Liberia. Smith formed this association and trained its members to cover the country’s fledgling legal system. Inspired by Smith, Ora Garway, a journalist in the association, launched a newspaper called The Punch that focuses on legal reporting. Garway was the country’s first woman managing editor. Smith returned to Liberia in June 2010 to help Garway develop a business plan for the new newspaper and create a website featuring coverage of the justice system.

  • Azerbaijan: Cultivating Multimedia Journalists in Provinces

    In Azerbaijan, Knight International developed a corps of multimedia journalists in the provinces who now provide news stories to independent media in the capital. Knight Fellow Eric Schwartz improved the digital skills of these journalists and helped them expand coverage of local issues in leading news outlets.

  • East Timor: Delivering Radio and Television News to Isolated Communities

    In East Timor, Knight International helped radio journalists provide for the first time an independent, national weekly newscast to listeners in all 13 districts of the country. Knight Fellow Maria-Gabriela Carrascalão Heard, East Timor’s first woman journalist, trained news teams in each district to produce weekly segments. She created the first university-level journalism program in the capital as well as the first student radio station.

  • Guatemala: Pioneering a Digital Radio Network

    Knight International helped radio stations serving indigenous rural communities in Guatemala to build NoticiasdemiGente.com, a Web site for sharing content. Led by Knight Fellow Maria Martin, rural radio reporters now can upload stories and disseminate them across the country.


    • Raised the quality of local news reports produced by rural journalists.
    • Linked the radio stations via a digital platform, expanding the menu of programs reaching rural communities.
  • Syria: New Online Network for Young Journalists

    In the Middle East, bloggers and digital journalists are covering stories and sparking debates on topics avoided by mainstream media. Knight International created an online networking site in Syria that enables young reporters to share resources, experiences. Called Tawasul – Arabic for "connecting" – the network features multimedia stories, including photography, cartoons and animation, on social issues. Their stories focus on social issues such as maternal and child health, gender equality and religious tolerance.

  • Covering Immigration: Establishing Links Between U.S. and Latin American Media

    This training program on coverage of immigration brought together journalists from U.S. community-based Spanish- and English-language media and Latin American media for a hands-on training workshop on covering immigration issues, followed by several days of reporting on the issue under the guidance of experienced trainers. It took place in Washington, D.C., April 16-24.

  • Egypt: Journalism Training (2007)

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Craig Duff completed nine months in Egypt in 2007, partnering with the Adham Center for Electronic Journalism.

  • Back In The Newsroom 2017

    ICFJ launched the Back in the Newsroom program in collaboration with the Gannett Foundation and Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication. An incubator for young journalistic talent, the program aims to improve newsroom diversity through partnerships with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

  • The use of digital tools in public service reporting

    The International Center for Journalists is offering an online course on the use of digital tools in public service reporting, which will be held from March 15 to April 25.

    The online course is the first part of a program that will bring together professional and citizen journalists with civil society actors from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, West Bank/Gaza and Yemen. The six-week online course will guide 60 participants from these countries to work on ideas for multimedia public service journalism projects.

  • ICFJ, 9.9 school of communication offer online video-storytelling course for Indian journalists and journalism students

    Join a select group of Indian journalists and journalism students in “Video Storytelling – A Hands-on, Interactive Online Course.” This six-week seminar, offered by the 9.9 School of Communication and supported by the International Center for Journalists, will run from December 2, 2013, to January 10, 2014. Qualified candidates will receive a full scholarship. The best participants will win a week-long coaching session with a video collaborator for The New York Times’ India Ink.

    Photo by Todd Baer

  • Covering global religious conflict

    Join a select group of journalists throughout the world in a new online seminar sharing insights, resources and strategies for reporting on religious tensions throughout the world.

    “Covering Global Religious Conflict,” a six-week seminar offered by the International Center for Journalists from Oct. 10 to Nov. 18, will critically examine effective ways of reporting on religious conflicts.

    Photo by Frank S. Folwell

  • Building news websites for Egyptian citizen journalists

    Egyptian citizen journalists are invited to apply for an online course, entitled “Building News Websites” from April 25 to June 5. Deadline to apply is April 18.

    During the course, participants will learn how to use free tools available for journalists to build news websites from scratch; how to manage the editorial agenda of a news website; adding multimedia content; building and promoting a news website domain; knowing the audience and much more.

  • The use of digital tools in public service reporting

    Due to the recent development in Egypt, the online course on the use of digital tools in public service reporting has been postponed until further notice. Meanwhile, there are some slots left for applicants from Jordan and Lebanon. To apply, click here.

  • Dow Jones Foundation Webinar Series

    Thanks to generous support from the Dow Jones Foundation, ICFJ is hosting a series of free webinars on critical tech topics for journalists around the world.

    For one of the latest webinars in the series, ICFJ Knight Fellows Chris Roper and Raymond Joseph shared social media strategies for journalists and, in particular, Twitter’s capacity to reinvent journalism for media companies.

  • 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.

  • Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2014

    The Back In the Newsroom Fellowship will help journalism educators see firsthand the new skills needed for students to succeed in today’s newsrooms.

    Back In The Newsroom is a fellowship program that brings five professors from historically black colleges and universities to spend a summer working in digitally advanced U.S. news organizations. This “internship” will help journalism educators see firsthand the new skills needed for students to succeed in today’s newsrooms.

    The fellows will update their digital skills, develop cutting-edge curricula and strengthen relations between these newsrooms and their schools. The program will help improve diversity at leading U.S.