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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

March
22
2019

Building a Bot to Monitor Politicians' Twitter Accounts

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Given the relevance Twitter has gained in politics, it’s important we know what elected officials are publishing on the site, and that we keep a detailed, searchable record of their posts. This is why Aos Fatos, the Brazilian fact-checking organization, in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), developed a bot to monitor Bolsonaro’s Twitter account.

March
12
2019

Reporting on Early Childhood Issues Is Prompting Better Health Policies Worldwide

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Reporters with the year-long Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship, an International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) program, have produced nearly 700 stories since March 2017 that have been viewed more than 15 million times. The health journalists, who are from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, are building their expertise thanks to seasoned mentors, international reporting trips and virtual trainings.

March
7
2019

Three Key Strategies for Combating Disinformation

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Looking for innovative solutions to fight the scourge of disinformation? Our ICFJ Fellows have come up with three strategies.

February
27
2019

Bloomberg News Founder Says It’s Vital to Spot “Signals in the Noise” When Covering Markets

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Journalists who get closest to events as they are unfolding are the ones who can spot “the signal in the noise” and truly understand the behavior of markets, companies and governments, said Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief emeritus of Bloomberg News and a vice chair of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

February
26
2019

ICFJ Helps Nicaraguan Journalists Respond to Crackdown on Independent Media

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Journalists in Nicaragua face heightened levels of violence, harassment and arbitrary detention amid the greatest political turmoil the country has seen in decades. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is responding by helping embattled journalists stay safe, build their investigative reporting skills and employ new digital tools to continue covering critical stories.  

February
20
2019

Global Tech Survey to Explore Urgent Challenges Facing Journalists in Digital Age

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) today launched a benchmark global survey that will yield unprecedented data on how news organizations are adapting to the digital age. The initiative, a follow-up to the first State of Technology in Global Newsrooms report in 2017, will dive deeper into how the industry is using technology to combat misinformation, build trust and diversify revenue sources.  

February
14
2019

Washington Post Editor to Receive Top Honor at ICFJ Awards Dinner

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The International Center for Journalists will honor Martin “Marty” Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, with a prestigious award recognizing his long career as a media leader committed to truth and the highest standards.

February
13
2019

Update: Maria Ressa Released on Bail in the Philippines

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) calls on Philippine authorities to immediately free Maria Ressa, founder of the independent news site Rappler, and to drop all charges against her.

January
30
2019

What Misinformation Looks Like Across the Globe

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Misinformation can spread fear and erode trust, affecting voter behavior and even inciting violence. To help verified facts reach the widest possible audience, ICFJ's TruthBuzz Fellows are working to bring new fact-checking formats and engagement strategies to newsrooms. Watch our videos to learn how the Fellows are countering misinformation in 2019.

January
28
2019

New Study Offers a “Starting Point” for Teaching Media Entrepreneurs in Latin America

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In Latin America, where news entrepreneurs are an important source of independent news, a growing number of students are interested in learning the skills to launch and sustain media startups. Yet fewer than 3 percent of the universities in Latin America that teach journalism and communications offer courses in entrepreneurship, a new study has found.