United States

Oct 12012

Bob Woodward and Wolf Blitzer to Headline Premier International Journalism Event in D.C.

Awards to be given to YouTube and reporters covering Afghanistan and Somalia

Washington, D.C.—Veteran journalists Bob Woodward of The Washington Post and Wolf Blitzer of CNN will be featured at the 2012 International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Awards Dinner on Nov. 13.


Xavier Serbia con participantes del programa de McGraw-Hill del año pasado

Jul 102012

How To Boost Data Literacy in Journalism

This year’s MIT-Knight Center for Civic Media Conference, “The Story & the Algorithm,” showcased how data innovations are changing storytelling, burgeoning models for seeding that innovation and, of course, a whole lot of apps.

Jul 102012

News Apps Help Journalists and Audiences Collect and Verify Data

One of the most exciting features of this year’s MIT-Knight Center for Civic Media Conference was a chance to check out several new apps and projects, many still in development. These new apps will enable people to collect data in new ways and check facts more easily. All of them can enhance journalism, and many can engage audiences in the process.

McGraw-Hill Markets Reporting Program (Español)

Xavier Serbia con participantes del "Personal Finance Reporting Program" del año pasado

McGraw-Hill Markets Reporting Program

Xavier Serbia con participantes del "Personal Finance Reporting Program" del año pasado

MIT Conference - Knight Fellows Gather

The author, far left, along with Knight Fellows and ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan (second from right), got a chance to see new apps and projects at the MIT-Knight Center for Civic Media Conference.

MIT-ICFJ Gathering

Knight International Journalism Fellows and ICFJ staff attended the 2012 Knight-MIT Civic Media conference to share their knowledge of merging traditional journalism with innovative technology. Left to right: Jorge Luis Sierra, Ayman Salah, Ronnie Lovler, ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan, Justin Arenstein and Knight Fellowships Deputy Director Ben Colmery.

ICFJ Board

ICFJ Board of Directors, May 2012

Apr 182012

SXSW and ICFJ: Eye-Catching Technologies Help Media Engage and Track Information

I attended this year’s South By Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSWi) to interact with industry leaders and explore interactive technologies we could use to help people in developing countries access and share information in new ways.

For the unfamiliar, SXSWi is a five-day extravaganza of panels, parties, free food, meetings planned and moments serendipitous, accelerators, keynotes and one massive tech trade show. Few events bring together such an amazing array of mobile and digital thinkers and innovators.