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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

January
16
2020

Citizen Journalism Platform Uses Bluetooth to Bring News to Media-Dark Villages in India

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In today’s media ecosystem, the technology industry sets the rules of the games, with journalism outlets constantly playing catch-up. There is a collective failure of imagination in the media industry to reimagine the future on our own terms, and then go about creating that future.

January
15
2020

Looking Ahead to 2020: Shining Light Into the Dark Spaces of Chat Apps

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News has migrated from print to the web to social platforms to mobile. Now, at the dawn of a new decade, it is heading to a place that presents a whole new set of challenges: the private, hidden spaces of instant messaging apps.

January
2
2020

ICFJ Knight Fellows Offer Key Tips for Journalists in 2020

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Are you ready for a new year — and a new decade? As we enter 2020, the news industry will undoubtedly continue to experience change. How will you navigate what lies ahead? 

We turned to current and former ICFJ Knight Fellows to ask their advice for the coming year. 

December
11
2019

Diez Medios Latinoamericanos Reciben Subsidios y Consultoría para Fortalecer su Sustentabilidad

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Velocidad, una aceleradora de medios independientes de América Latina diseñada para lograr su sostenibilidad, ha seleccionado 10 emprendimientos digitales que recibirán inversiones y servicios especializados de consultoría. Velocidad fue desarrollada por por el Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) y SembraMedia y el apoyo de Luminate, con el objetivo de impulsar el importante trabajo de estos medios en la región.

December
11
2019

Ten Latin American News Startups Get Grants and Consulting to Help Boost Their Bottom Line

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Velocidad, an accelerator designed to help independent news media in Latin America become sustainable, has selected 10 digital startups to receive investments and specialized consulting services. Velocidad was established with funding from Luminate and designed by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and SembraMedia to support the important work of independent media outlets. 

December
10
2019

From a Fledgling Blog to a Vibrant News Group, Agencia Mural Reports on the Poorest in Brazil

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In 2010, Vagner de Alencar took a journalism course by ICFJ Knight Fellow Bruno Garcez and became a blogger for a citizen journalism site launched by Garcez to cover São Paulo's favelas. Almost 10 years later, the blog has grown into a well-respected news site and Alencar is now co-director of Agencia Mural, overseeing almost 90 correspondents in dozens of favelas around the massive city.

November
22
2019

Facebook Journalism Project Renews ICFJ Partnership to Help Arab Journalists Combat Misinformation

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More than 10,000 journalists across the Middle East and North Africa will learn to identify social media solutions that will strengthen the quality of reporting and help them make stronger connections with their audiences, through an initiative of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Facebook Journalism Project

November
16
2019

Journalists in ICFJ Network Pursue the Truth Despite the Risks

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Across the globe, ICFJ's unparalleled network of journalists produces news stories that have tremendous impact. We believe that whatever we are trying to achieve in society – better governance, a cleaner environment, elevating the lives of the poorest  it takes a journalist to expose the problems and help us find solutions.

November
8
2019

ICFJ Honorees Fight for Journalism that Defends the Truth in Divisive Times

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Last night, at ICFJ’s 35th Anniversary Awards Dinner, we celebrated outstanding journalists who speak truth to power and have great impact. The honorees challenged journalists to fight corruption, speak up for the powerless and stand up to those who seek to distort the truth. 

November
8
2019

Serbian Journalist: Undermining The Media Is First Step In Dismantling Democracy

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Serbia is a good case study for understanding how autocrats can take over a democracy, said investigative journalist Stevan Dojčinović as he accepted the Knight International Journalism Award from the International Center for Journalists.