Call for Nominations: ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

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Joyce with knight winners 2019
Knight Foundation's Jennifer Preston, 2019 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award winners Stevan Dojčinovič and Rose Wangui, and ICFJ's Joyce Barnathan (left to right).

Each year, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in Washington, D.C. At a time when journalists worldwide are under fire, the award raises the public profile of the winners and their courageous reporting.

We’re now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have had tremendous impact. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers. Candidates who meet the awards criteria may nominate themselves. Please send in your nominations by Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.

Our 2019 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award winners were Rose Wangui, a Kenyan television reporter who covers tough or taboo subjects that few other journalists dare to touch, and Stevan Dojčinović, a Serbian investigative reporter who has exposed abuses at the highest levels of power. His reporting has made him a frequent target of threats and personal attacks.

The award reflects the mission of the ICFJ Knight Fellowships, which help spread news innovation and counter disinformation. The program is supported by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The winners will be honored at ICFJ’s Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 12, 2020. 

For more information about the awards, please contact Monica Lopez at mlopez@icfj.org. For information about the Awards Dinner, please contact Chris Kauffman at ckauffman@icfj.org.

Please help us celebrate the contributions of outstanding journalists by nominating someone now.

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