Blog Post

April
9
2024

How to Develop an Ethical AI Use Policy for a Nonprofit

Technology changes quickly, and as it does, it often leaves us wondering “What does this mean for us?” When ChatGPT ushered in a new era of accessible artificial intelligence (AI) tools in 2023, our staff here at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) were full of questions about what this meant for our work, our mission and journalism in general. 

To support our staff, we embarked on a project to develop a policy that provides guidance on how the organization will use AI tools. And because we know we aren’t alone in answering these big questions, we wanted to share the lessons we learned along the way to help other organizations that are in the midst of creating their own policy.

April
5
2024

Cross-Border Journalism Network Amplifies Local Solutions

Guyot, who officially launched the Human Journalism Network as an ICFJ Knight Fellow in 2023, said his goal is to highlight how people are making progress on social challenges in ways that are not only interesting but potentially useful.
April
4
2024

Metamorphosis Foundation is Navigating North Macedonia’s Complicated Disinformation Landscape

For two decades, Metamorphosis Foundation has played a prominent role in countering false narratives and leading digital literacy campaigns in North Macedonia, a country where mis- and disinformation run rampant. 

March
28
2024

Here Are the People Who Can Help You With AI in the Newsroom

Newsroom leaders seeking help on all things AI have a new, much-needed resource: a directory of expert trainers, coaches and consultants to draw from.

March
18
2024

Embracing AI: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve


Concerns around GenAI notwithstanding – its potential to spread mis- and disinformation, and fears it could replace journalism jobs, among them – media leaders should consider how to use the technology to uplift their work. If utilized responsibly and ethically, AI can improve how news is produced and consumed.
March
5
2024

Impact Report: Highlights From the Past Year

The ICFJ network is a powerful line of defense against increasing assaults on truth and rising authoritarianism. By exposing injustice, fighting disinformation and shedding light on underreported stories, the journalists we serve improve and, in some cases, even save lives.
February
29
2024

IJNet Journalist of the Month: Thalie Ponce

When Ecuadorian journalist Thalie Ponce graduated high school at 16, two years ahead of schedule, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do next. 

It was only when she read Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, recommended by a professor during a pre-university course, that she decided to be a journalist

February
20
2024

An Instagram-First Approach to Decluttering News in India

Mainstream Indian media has come under scrutiny for biased reporting and incomplete coverage of major events. What tends to be delivered to news consumers is opinion-led journalism featuring overstimulated news screens and loud anchors.
February
12
2024

Standing with Journalists in Gaza

Journalists in the ICFJ network are among the many courageous local reporters on the ground in Gaza who are working to document the death and destruction they are experiencing firsthand, in a war that has led to the deadliest period for journalists since the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) began gathering data in 1992.

February
5
2024

Bolivian Journalist Develops Checki, a Disinformation-Fighting Chatbot

Journalists and developers at ChequeaBolivia have created and launched Checki, a chatbot that uses multimedia content and games to fight misinformation among young people. This project was led by Lucas Illanes and supported by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).