Africa

Apr 12014

African Storytelling Challenge Panelist Shares Tips for "Disruptive" Business Reporting

In his two decades as a journalist in Kenya, Wallace Kantai has reported top business news for all of Kenya’s leading newspapers, and interviewed some of the world's most high-profile business leaders and policymakers.

Aspiring business reporters might imagine he shows up for interviews armed with statistics and questions, but his advice is the opposite: show up without notes.

Mar 122014

Justin Arenstein: Data Journalism as a Revenue Stream is Catching on in Africa

With traditional advertising no longer a sustainable business model, news outlets worldwide are experimenting with alternatives, from holding events to putting up paywalls. Now, a new model is on the rise: data as revenue.

In the U.S., ProPublica recently opened a data store, charging a one-time fee for cleaned-up data sets.

Dec 112013

20 Finalists Named in African Health Reporting Competition

Twenty journalists from across the continent have been shortlisted in the Health theme of the $1 million African Story Challenge Program.

Nairobi, Kenya, December 11, 2013 - Twenty journalists have been shortlisted as finalists in the $1 million African Story Challenge, a program of reporting grants to encourage innovative, multi-media storytelling that aims to improve the health and prosperity of Africans.

Sep 192013

A New Award in Memory of Sputnik Kilambi

The International Center for Journalists is pleased to announce the Sputnik Kilambi Award for Social Justice Reporting. The award is established in honor of Sputnik Kilambi, a journalist and media trainer with a passionate commitment to reporting on local and global issues of development and social justice. She passed away on July 8, 2013.

May 32013

Support ICFJ on World Press Freedom Day

There has never been a more important time for you to back quality journalism worldwide.

Kenya's hotly contested 2013 presidential election saw a record turnout. This peaceful transition of power contrasted dramatically with the violence that followed the 2007 election.

vaccines

A child is vaccinated against meningitis. Photo: Gates Foundation

bootcamp

ICFJ, together with the African Media Initiative and the World Bank, is bringing journalists and technologists together across Africa to improve flows of information through data journalism bootcamps like this one in Nairobi.

Ushahidi

Kenyan Technologist Steve Mutinda displays the app he developed for the interactive mapping platform Ushahidi. Photo courtesy of Eric Hersman via Flickr.