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April
6
2021

Tips for Reporting on Migration During the Pandemic

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COVID-19 has resulted in devastating economic and health consequences for many people around the world — and especially the most vulnerable. 

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. 

November
17
2020

How ICFJ Is Helping Independent Media Thrive

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ICFJ’s recent global survey of journalists illustrates just how hard newsrooms have been hit financially by the pandemic. Almost 90 percent of the 1,400-plus respondents told us their organization had put in place at least one pandemic-related austerity measure, such as salary cuts, job losses or even closures.

ICFJ is not only helping newsrooms better cover the pandemic – we are also helping them build stronger, sustainable businesses.

November
16
2020

New Book Explores the Roots of U.S. Propaganda 

In 1917, a little-known U.S. agency called the Committee on Public Information (CPI) was created to convince Americans to back President Woodrow Wilson’s entry into World War I. The CPI launched a massive campaign to influence public opinion on a scale never witnessed before. While the organization lasted a mere 18 months, it laid the groundwork for U.S. government officials to routinely shape public opinion in peace as well as war. 

April
15
2020

COVID-19 Resources Now Available in French, Spanish and Portuguese

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A month ago we formed the Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum to help journalists provide accurate, life-saving information on the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we are significantly expanding our offerings: 

March
27
2020

#CoveringCOVID: Six Recommendations for Disinformation Combat

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All of journalism has a role to play as a bulwark against some of these Age of Disinformation effects — from news to documentary, from radio to print, from specialist to general, from legacy to start-up, from interactive to investigative. We’re all targets of disinformation agents and we all have a role in the fightback.

March
6
2020

Achieving Gender Equality: Five Lessons from a Latin American Network of Women Media Leaders

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Today it’s not unusual to hear an organization or company saying they want to promote gender equality, but actually doing it isn’t easy. Ahead of International Women’s Day, we want to share five things we’ve learned in the process of promoting women’s leadership in media and including more women in journalism. 

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. 

August
7
2019

Data Journalism Project Surfaces Untold Stories of Climate Change on U.S. Coasts

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As global temperatures warm, rising sea levels are already inflicting damage on the planet’s coastal regions. Today, more than 90 cities in the U.S. experience “chronic flooding,” a number expected to double by 2030, according to the World Economic Forum. The flooding will only increase in intensity over time, too — especially if countries don’t curb their global carbon emissions.