Blog Post

October
6
2021

Journalism's Future is Collaborative, and It's Here

I am delighted and humbled to take the reins of the International Center for Journalists as president. Delighted because journalism is my passion, my calling, and I am extremely fortunate to work in the field that I love. Humbled to succeed the amazing Joyce Barnathan and the legacy she has built over the last 15 years. I’m also humbled because, as you know, the news media is in the midst of an unprecedented upheaval, an upending of how journalists do their work. We are witnessing disruption everywhere: from story inception to editing to dissemination ​​– as well as how people pay, or don’t pay, for their news. 

October
6
2021

Meet ICFJ’s New President: Sharon Moshavi

Ask Sharon Moshavi how she describes herself, and the first answer you hear is not “president” or “nonprofit executive,” but something simpler: journalist.

Before joining the International Center for Journalists in 2007, and taking the reins as president last month, Moshavi spent more than 15 years working as a reporter, including more than a decade as an international correspondent. “I still identify as a journalist, and with journalists,” she says. “My passion now is to support them as much as possible.”  

September
23
2021

What It Takes To Build a Community of Purpose for Journalists

The Forum was ICFJ’s first community engagement project, and it just won the 2021 ONA Community Award. Here’s how we did it.

August
5
2021

The Media in Lebanon: One Year After the Beirut Blast

Lebanon’s media scene is witnessing its own revolution as it contends with a changing reality on the ground and the evolving needs of its audiences. IJNet, a project of ICFJ, interviewed journalists, media advocates and civil society actors in the country to see how, one year after the blast, journalists have been impacted by the ongoing crises, what the future of Lebanese media looks like, and what hope is left for the country.

April
6
2021

Tips for Reporting on Migration During the Pandemic

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

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

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

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

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.