2024 ICFJ Knight Awards Nominations Are Now Open

By: Maggie Farley | 01/11/2024

Each year, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award at our Tribute to Journalists. We are now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have made an impact on the lives of people in their countries or regions.

Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers or citizen journalists from countries where they face major challenges doing their work. Those who meet the award’s criteria may nominate themselves. The extended deadline is Feb. 15.

Winners will be honored on Nov. 14 at ICFJ’s Tribute to Journalists 2024 in Washington, D.C. 

Nominate a Journalist

In 2023, our ICFJ Knight Award winners were Riad Kobaissi, a dogged investigative journalist and TV presenter in Lebanon who bravely exposes corruption at the highest levels of government, and Mariam Ouédraogo, whose fearless reports have shown the devastating impact of war on civilians in conflict-torn Burkina Faso. Learn more about past awardees here.

The award reflects the mission of ICFJ's Knight Fellowships. The fellowships, which are supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, spread news innovation to better engage communities and improve lives.

Please help us celebrate the contributions of outstanding journalists by nominating one today. You can find the nomination form here.


For more information about the awards, please contact Monica Lopez at mlopez@icfj.org. For information about the awards event, please contact Emily Schult at eschult@icfj.org.

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