Covering the Fight to Eradicate Malaria: A Fellowship for U.S. and Global Journalists

Please note that the trip dates are now Nov. 1-7, 2015.

Malaria kills roughly 584,000 people a year, predominantly children under the age of five, even though it's a treatable and preventable disease. Malaria is the deadliest and costliest disease in human history, and one of the few major global diseases that we can end in our lifetime.

Many governments and foundations are spending millions of dollars to fight malaria, and the result has been historic progress against the disease.

Jul 212014

Five data journalism projects win funding from Latin American startup accelerator HacksLabs

Five data-driven projects produced during the regional hackathon La Ruta de Dinero (The Money Trail) will receive support from HacksLabs, the first accelerator of data journalism projects in Latin America.

The projects focus on improving transparency and accountability in Colombia, Chile and Argentina. The regional hackathon, which I coordinated as part of my ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellowship, took place in 12 Latin American cities and one U.S. city.

Jun 202014

CodeCamp: Helping Media and Government Become Data-Driven

From May 19 through 30, 2014, ICFJ brought together experts from around the world to the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Italy to find ways to use data to advance quality journalism. Ben Colmery helped organize this key summit.

His second report:

It is commonly believed that a properly-functioning democracy needs government to work for its citizens, and media/civil society able to foster an adequately-informed citizenry and hold government in check.

Dec 182012

Support ICFJ This Holiday Season

As you make your year-end contributions, please support ICFJ and receive a special gift. Our programs have impact.

Nov 132012

New Knight International Fellowships Will Advance Media Innovation Worldwide

WASHINGTON—From digitally mapping Amazon deforestation to launching a news innovation challenge in Africa, innovative work by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will be supported by a new $3.15 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Nov 52012

International Journalists to Live-Blog on Election Night

Fifty reporters from 46 countries will get a front-row seat to history on November 6 as they cover election night from the United States for their audiences back home. They will live-blog stories from the polls in battleground states using an exciting new tool, the Global Editors Network’s (GEN) Live Desk platform.

The Elections 2012 Visiting Journalists Program

Though the results of the 2012 U.S. Presidential elections were announced to the world on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 49 foreign journalists were able to provide first-hand reports on the outcome to their readers, listeners and viewers in their home countries. This opportunity came from their participation in The Elections 2012 Visiting Journalists Program.

The Henry Luce Foundation Program to Promote Excellence in Global Coverage of Religion

Continuing its efforts to improve coverage of religion around the world, ICFJ has launched a two-year program for American and international journalists who cover religious issues. By improving professional skills and increasing the dialogue around religion, ICFJ hopes to encourage journalists to engage the subject more openly and free of bias, and simultaneously more respectfully and critically. The program activities will include two online courses and international joint reporting projects,

The program is designed to:

  • Improve U.S.
Jul 132012

Reporters Need a New Set of Skills for Data Journalism

There's a lot more to data journalism than simply putting numbers into a story. Data journalism expert and Knight International Journalism Fellow Sandra Crucianelli outlines the skills reporters need to master the field.

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Founding member of the International Association of Religion Journalists Rachel Kohn talks about the importance of connecting journalists across borders.