ICFJ Programs in All Topics

  • ICFJ offers online course on covering development for African journalists

    African journalists are invited to participate in a six-week online course: “Covering Development in Africa.” The course will be held from May 20, 2013, to June 28, 2013. The deadline to apply is May 6, 2013.

  • ICFJ offers 6-week online course on “Coverage of Religion and Global Politics”

    Join a select group of journalists throughout the world in a new online seminar sharing insights, resources and strategies for reporting on religion and politics. “Coverage of Religion & Politics,” is a six-week seminar offered by the International Center for Journalists from January 7 to February 15. It will examine effective ways of reporting on sensitive topics like religion and politics around the world.

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  • Investigative journalism for Arab journalists

    Journalists from across the Arab world have the opportunity to participate in a new online training course on investigative journalism, offered by the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, in cooperation with the International Center for Journalists.

    The course will be held from April 30 to June 10, 2012 and is open to Arab journalists working in print, broadcast and online journalism.

  • 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

  • Investigative journalism for Turkish and Armenian journalists

    Journalists from Turkey and Armenia have the opportunity to participate in a new online training course on investigative journalism.

    The course will be held from July 5 to August 1 and is open to Turkish and Armenian journalists working in print, broadcast and online journalism.

  • 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.

  • International coverage of religion in the digital age

    Join journalists throughout the world in a new online course sharing insights, resources and strategies for excellence in writing about religion in a changing media world.

    “International Coverage of Religion in the Digital Age,“ a six-week course offered by the International Center for Journalists from May 2 to June 15, will critically examine effective ways of writing and reporting on religion using traditional and new media platforms.

  • 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.

  • ICFJ Anywhere

    ICFJ Anywhere is the global source for high-quality, online journalism courses taught by seasoned professionals. This is a great, year-round opportunity to improve your skills.

  • Mike O'Connor Scholarship for Mexican Journalists

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    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites Mexican journalists living in Mexico to apply for the Mike O’Connor Scholarship for Investigative Journalism. This scholarship, financed by the United States Embassy in Mexico, is dedicated to the memory of Mike O’Connor, American investigative journalist who worked tirelessly to protect Mexican journalists as part of his work for th

  • Beca Mike O’Connor de Periodismo de Investigación

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    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) convoca a medios y periodistas mexicanos que residan en México a postularse para la Beca Mike O’Connor de Periodismo de Investigación.

    Esta beca, auspiciada por la Embajada de los Estados Unidos en México, es un homenaje a Mike O’Connor, periodista de investigación de origen estadounidense, que trabajó febrilmente para proteger a periodistas mexicanos como parte de su asignación p

  • Taller de Periodismo de Investigación para los países del Triángulo Norte

    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS, la Universidad Centroamericana “Jose Simeón Cañas”, en El Salvador, y la Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras; convocan a los periodistas de el Triángulo Norte a participar en los talleres sobre Técnicas de Investigación Periodística, así:

    • En San Salvador: 27, 28 y 29 de agosto de 2015, a cargo de Alma Delia Fuentes de México.

    • En Ciudad de Guatemala; y el 10, 11 y 12 de septiembre de 2015, a cargo de Daniel Lizarraga de México.

    • En Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

  • ICFJ Workshops for Pakistani News Media Leaders

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has partnered with the University of the Punjab in Lahore on a new hands-on program designed for Pakistani media leaders.

    Launched in early 2015, the series of three-day workshops target management issues. The sessions tackle decision-making, investigative journalism, journalists’ safety, media law and digital news production. The first three workshops drew 60 Pakistani media executives from news outlets such as AAJ, ARY, Dawn, Dunya, Express and GEO. Two U.S.

  • 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest

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    The 2014 contest winners with Danielle J. Devine, vice president of corporate communication for Johnson & Johnson (left), and ICFJ president Joyce Barnathan (right). (Credit: Aaron Thompson)

    Journalists in Brazil, China, India, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa have a chance to win a trip to the United States and cash prizes as part of regional competitions to recognize the best media coverage of maternal and child health and other urgent health matters such as Ebola and vaccination.

    Stories focusing on these topics published, broadcast or posted online in Brazil, China, India, Russia and Africa between Dec. 1, 2014, and May 27, 2015, qualify for the contest.

  • 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.

  • Becas de Producción Periodística

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    La Iniciativa para el Periodismo de Investigación en las Américas, un proyecto del Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS, otorgará subvenciones entre US$250 y US$2.500 a periodistas y medios de comunicación en los países de trabajo de la Iniciativa (México, Guatemala, San Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador y Paraguay) con el objetivo de incentivar

  • 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.

  • Community Health Reporting Fellowship

    We are no longer accepting applications for this fellowship.

    Overcoming barriers to care in underserved communities is one of the major challenges facing the United States health care system today. Journalists can play an essential role in leveling the playing field by covering the critical health issues that most affect these communities.

    The Community Health Reporting Fellowship gives U.S.

  • Panamá - 'Cuida tu Voto' (2014)

    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ), en alianza con CONNECTAS y el Centro Latinoamericano de Periodismo (CELAP) realizaron las cuatro actividades previstas para el mes de febrero de 2014 en Panamá en el marco de 'Cuida tu Voto', un proyecto de la Iniciativa de Periodismo de Investigación en las Américas para promover la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas durante los procesos electorales a través de la participación ciudadana, el fortalecimiento del periodismo de investigación y

  • Strengthening Professionalism and Investigative Journalism in Africa

    This two-phase exchange program, which started in Kenya, brought a group of four young journalists from selected news organizations to the United States for a four-week program. They attended an orientation in Washington, D.C., and then spent the remaining time working out of U.S. newsrooms.

    The program provided participating journalists with the necessary skills to do enterprise news reporting of relevant social issues, as well as how to use the latest digital tools for their work. Through their time working with U.S.

  • Roadblocks Along the New Silk Road

    Journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives were invited to apply to a program that aimed to connect 21-30 year old journalists in South Asia for joint reporting projects that explored topics relating to migration and issues affecting women and young people in the region, while also training the journalists on investigative journalism and responsible reporting in the digital age. The program, run by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, had two phases.

  • International Family Planning Reporting Fellowship

    U.S. journalists can win a reporting fellowship to attend the International Family Planning Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 12-15. The journalists will spend six days meeting leading family planning experts from around the world, attending formal sessions of the conference and participating in site visits to clinics and schools to learn about family planning education, tools and services and hear from women themselves about what they want and need.

  • Story Contest for Best Coverage of Infectious Diseases

    These African women are holding bed nets, which will help protect their families from mosquitoes carrying malaria. Photo: Gates Foundation

    Journalists from the United States, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa have won international reporting trips worth up to $10,000 for submitting the best stories on infectious diseases.

    The stories addressed diseases including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. These three diseases alone are the leading causes of death in low- and middle-income countries. They claim nearly 4 million lives every year and cost billions of dollars in lost productivity.

  • South Asia’s Youth at Risk – Multimedia Storytelling by Young Journalists

    Participants in the 2012 "Best Practices in the Digital Age for South Asian Journalists" Program interview a farmer in Sri Lanka using an iPod Touch.

    Journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives were invited to apply to a program that aims to connect 21-30 year old journalists in South Asia for joint reporting projects that explore topics relating to youth and the risks young people face in the region, while also training the journalists on responsible reporting in the digital age. The program, run by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and sponsored by the U.S.