Event coverage

September
13
2019

To prepare for misinformation in U.S. elections, experts urge watching trends in India and Brazil

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Misinformation trends in countries like India and Brazil can be bellwethers for problems the United States is likely to experience in the 2020 elections and beyond. That was the warning from ICFJ-affiliated panelists at the opening session of the Online News Association’s conference in New Orleans.

May
23
2019

To Stop the Spread of Disinformation, Americans Must Understand Global Trends

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Claire Wardle, a leading expert on social media and how it is used to spread disinformation around the world, says Americans can better prepare themselves for the 2020 elections by learning from the experiences of other countries.

November
9
2018

ICFJ Honorees Call on Journalists to Stand Together Amid Global Threats

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Last night, at the ICFJ Awards Dinner, we highlighted the tremendous impact of intrepid journalists at this ominous moment. The honorees found innovative ways to keep information flowing in these hard times and shed light on important global issues – from corruption to modern-day slavery. Above all, they delivered a consistent message: Journalists need to stand together at a time of unsettling threats and clampdowns on a free press.

September
24
2018

ICFJ’s “Steal My Tool” Event Showcases Collaborative Journalism Tools and Projects

Featured projects ranged from a tool that can help verify video in near real-time to an open-source platform for managing the editorial process. Speakers discussed the tools and shared tips during five-minute lightning talks.

September
4
2018

Come Steal Our Tools at ONA18

ICFJ's "Steal My Tool" session will be returning to ONA18 on Sept. 13. Our Knight Fellows -- along with innovators from ProPublica, Media Cloud and more -- will showcase the latest digital journalism tools and projects that can be readily utilized.

March
3
2016

How Journalists Cover ISIS and Its Vast Propaganda Machine

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News organizations are struggling to cover ISIS, constrained by a lack of on-the-ground presence in the wake of its brutal murders of journalists, according to an International Center for Journalists’ panel of media experts.

November
2
2015

Stay Updated on ICFJ's Awards Dinner With Our Mobile App

It's time to get ready for DC's premier international media event - the International Center for Journalists' Awards Dinner on Nov. 10. Download the ICFJ Awards Dinner app and find out everything you need to know.

You won't want to miss this inspiring event. CNN's Wolf Blitzer will host this year's Awards Dinner, where we'll honor outspoken Univision News anchor Jorge Ramos, and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario.

October
1
2014

Five Lessons from the African Story Challenge Bootcamp in Morocco

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The African Story Challenge is a US$1 million program of reporting grants to encourage innovative, multimedia storytelling that aims to improve the health and prosperity of Africans. It was launched by former ICFJ Knight Fellow Joseph Wanguru and is run by the African Media Iniative with the support of the International Center for Journalists.

September
24
2014

Science writer urges health reporters not to overlook the role of fathers

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NEW YORK –Science journalist and author Paul Raeburn said that many health initiatives focus narrowly on mothers and children, forsaking the important role fathers play.

As the keynote speaker at ICFJ’s Global Health Reporting Awards dinner on Sept. 22, Raeburn, author of “Do Fathers Matter,” urged health and science journalists to explore how fathers can also insure the health and wellbeing of families.

August
7
2014

ICFJ’s Jerri Eddings: Mandela’s Lessons Live On

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Nelson Mandela, the revered anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first democratically elected president, left a legacy of forgiveness, compassion and understanding for his country and the world.

On Thursday, July 31, ICFJ’s Senior Program Director Jerri Eddings reflected on the lessons she learned from Mandela as a foreign correspondent reporting on his rise to political prominence.