United States

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.

Apr 42012

'Pakistan is Much More than Osama bin Laden'

Gharida Farooqi, a broadcast reporter from Pakistan, told KSTP-TV in Minneapolis that her country is more complex and dynamic than most Americans understand. Farooqi is participating in the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism, a program run by ICFJ designed to dispel myths and build partnerships.

In this 18-minute web chat, she addresses everything from hockey to gay rights.

Feb 22012

Hacking Into a Data Journalism Revolution

We are on the verge of a data-journalism revolution. That was my big take away from the Hacks/Hackers “Python Web Scraping 101 for Journalists” meetup this past weekend in Washington, D.C.

HacksHackers Ben networking

ICFJ's Ben Colmery (standing, left) discusses Python and other data technology tools with Jeremy Bowers, senior developer at The Washington Post, and instructor Jackie Kazil. (Photo by Maite Fernandez)

HacksHackers packed in

For journalists, the pull toward Python is being able to access the data they need to build solid, well-researched, well-documented stories. (Photo by Maite Fernandez)

HacksHackers and Laptops

With several dozen people gathered, the meet-up was designed to introduce the fundamentals of Python using a simple web scraping example. (Photo by Maite Fernandez)

Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Exchange Program

After visiting the Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to learn about and discuss press freedom issues, Russian reporters in ICFJ's U.S.-Russia exchange program pause to take a photo in front of the White House.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young, English-speaking journalists from Russia to take part in the “Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program.” Five journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Monday, August 3, to Friday, August 21, 2015. Applicants must speak English.

Nov 222011

Reporters Win Awards for Raising Financial Literacy in Minority Communities

Three journalists have won awards for in-depth stories that have improved the financial literacy of minorities across the United States. The award winners were among 42 reporters who participated in a 12-week program administered by ICFJ and funded by The McGraw-Hill Companies on personal finance reporting.

Heather Scofield, staff writer at The Durango Herald, won first place for her front-page articles on immigrants slipping through cracks in the country’s health system.

Nov 12011

Intrepid Reporters Honored for Unrivaled Coverage

More than 600 media leaders and luminaries gathered at the International Center for Journalists’ Annual Awards Dinner in Washington to celebrate the work of journalists practicing the highest professional standards to make an impact on their societies.

Nov 12011

Secretary Clinton Salutes ICFJ Award Winners for Shedding Light on Hidden Issues

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised ICFJ’s award winners for their “unwavering commitment to their profession.” She said that “through their work, (the honorees) have helped shed light on issues that were once hidden in the shadows.”