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March
5
2021

Application Deadline Extended to April 1 for Global Business Journalism's 2021-2022 Academic Year

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Because of complications created by the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, Tsinghua University has approved a new application deadline of April 1 for the prestigious English-language master's program operated in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Bloomberg News.

March
5
2021

Paul Adepoju Joins as ICFJ Forum Manager to Help Fellow Journalists Hone Health Crisis Reporting Skills

My name is Paul Adepoju, and I’m the new community manager for the English-language Forum. As I begin this journey, I’d like to share how I got here. Even though it has been in the making, COVID-19 certainly propelled things.

March
1
2021

These Five Transformative Projects Are Boosting Journalism in Latin America

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Across Latin America, members of an ICFJ network are using newly acquired digital tools and strategies to spearhead cutting-edge reporting initiatives. A journalist in Brazil is equipping his peers with tools to unearth public records. In Guatemala, a reporter is training journalists on disinformation analysis and digital security. And journalists in Colombia are helping others use design thinking to improve storytelling.

February
26
2021

ICFJ-Backed Health Fellow Exposes Hugely Inflated Prices for Face Shields In El Salvador

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Authorities in El Salvador have fired an official and launched a probe into government contracts awarded during the COVID-19 pandemic after a report by a journalist on an ICFJ program. Her reporting showed that the government bought face shields from that official’s family company -- and at inflated prices. 

February
19
2021

Equity in Vaccine Access and Distribution: Key Takeaways

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As countries around the world roll out COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, equitable access to the vaccines is an issue front and center. 

February
11
2021

Health Reporting: Finding Data and Verifying Expert Claims

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Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 stories have appeared on the homepages of publications around the globe, making health stories mainstream. As the beat gains popularity, reporters new to health reporting can fall into avoidable pitfalls, such as failing to put research into meaningful context. 

February
5
2021

Journalists in ICFJ Network Honored for Pandemic Coverage in Five Languages

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is honoring more than 50 journalists for COVID-19 reporting in five languages. Their coverage has explained complicated science, revealed pandemic-related corruption and exposed inequalities that have harmed society’s most vulnerable.

February
2
2021

#HoldTheLine Coalition Sounds Alarm Over Escalating Legal Harassment of Maria Ressa

Ahead of another cluster of court proceedings against Rappler founder and CEO Maria Ressa, the #HoldTheLine coalition calls for an end to the escalating and incessant campaign of legal harassment against her in the Philippines. 

February
1
2021

Lessons for reporting on COVID-19 variants

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As governments around the world roll out COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, new strains of the virus have fueled growing concerns among experts. 

January
22
2021

Video Storytelling Spotlights Local Businesses During the Pandemic

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COVID-19 has forced newsrooms to either innovate, or be left behind.  At NBCLX, digital teams had to pivot to find a way to carry out their work amid restrictions on in-person reporting. With a bit of creativity, however, they discovered new forms of storytelling that would spotlight their communities’ resilience.