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Jun 262015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Code for Africa in Cape Town, Moldovan Hackathon

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field.

Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

Jun 252015

Charleston Tragedy Touches Former ICFJ Knight Fellow

The author is a former ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow who taught newswriting and copyediting to young reporters at the Independent Newspapers Group in South Africa in 1997. He is also a former New York Daily News columnist.

This post originally appeared in the Daily News and is republished with permission.

Charleston

Flowers are placed outside Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., where nine churchgoers were killed.

Jun 222015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Media Innovation Bootcamps, Water Piracy in Pakistan

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field.

Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

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Knight Fellow Justin Arenstein talks with participants at the Pakistan data bootcamp.

Jun 192015

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh on Access to Information, New Technology

Last week, ICFJ and the Code for Africa team announced that Stephen Abbott Pugh would join the joint project as the newest Knight International Journalism Fellow.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Abbott Pugh moved to Rwanda in 2014 where he saw an opportunity to make a difference, launching an information access website for ordinary citizens to request government documents.

Jun 162015

How to Roll Out Technology in the Newsroom

Juan Manuel Casanueva is an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow based in Mexico. Casanueva is working to improve collaboration between technologists, journalists and civil society organizations in Latin America.

Implementing technology projects in newsrooms or media organizations that traditionally don’t have tech support can be quite a challenge. Here are five suggestions for those starting such a tech endeavor, based on my work with technologists and media organizations in Latin America.

Jun 162015

The Challenges, Potential of Drone Journalism

Drones, the new camera-in-the-sky technology, offer great potential for journalism. Also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones give reporters a bird’s-eye view of natural disasters like Nepal’s earthquake and offer full-scale perspectives of environmental problems like dump sites in Kenya.

Drone

Drones, like the "hexacopter" above, have great potential for journalists, but governments are struggling to keep pace.