Event coverage

November
28
2022

Looking to Become an Environmental Journalist? Here's What You Should Know.

In the lead-up to the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, IJNet and the Pamela Howard Forum on Global Crisis Reporting dove into reporting tips and tools for journalists covering the conference, and for those new to the environmental reporting beat.

October
17
2022

How to Create News for Younger Audiences

In a recent ICFJ Pamela Howard Forum on Global Crisis Reporting webinar, “News for kids: what it can teach us,” editors who produce news for children from publications in the U.S., the Netherlands, Singapore and Honduras discussed their methods for engaging and informing young people on the news.

October
6
2022

The Nobel Peace Prize for Press Freedom: A Year in Review

Last year, Berit Reiss-Andersen announced that the peace prize for 2021 would be awarded to journalists Maria Ressa from the Philippines and Russian Dmitry Muratov for their “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” It was a decision heralded as a win for press freedom globally. The award came at a time when journalists were increasingly under attack, including in countries normally considered  democratic and peaceful. At a point in history where lies and disinformation pollute our public spheres, States act extraterritorially to silence journalists in acts of chilling brutality, and where female journalists in particular are exposed to hatred and prolific online violence, this award was both symbolically important and prescient.

October
3
2022

Tips for Reporting on Gun Violence

During a recent ICFJ Global Crisis Reporting Forum webinar entitled “Gun Violence and How to Report on It,” Abené Clayton, a lead reporter for The Guardian U.S. series, Guns and Lies, which looks at community gun violence in California, provided tools and guidance on how journalists can improve their coverage. 

September
23
2022

News Innovators Explore the Internet’s Next Frontier

Media Party in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is not your usual journalism conference – it’s the largest gathering of self-described journalism and tech nerds in Latin America. That’s what made it the perfect place for ICFJ’s Leap Innovation Lab to sponsor talks, workshops and a hackathon on whether the next generation of web technologies – Web3 – hold hope or hype for journalism.

September
2
2022

Under fire in Guatemala, independent media forges ahead

In a recent ICFJ event held in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Inter American Press Association, leading journalists from across Central America discussed José Rubén Zamora’s arrest, attacks on press freedom in Guatemala and the greater region, and what can be done to help. 

June
3
2022

Tips for Incorporating Scientific Research Into Your Reporting

Research studies, crisis reports and documents from experts are important resources for providing well-researched trends that explain complex global crises.

However, research records can often be lengthy, boring and difficult for reporters to transform into engaging stories, but  this doesn’t have to be the case.

May
31
2022

From Russia’s Invasion to the Rise of the Taliban: The Impact of Conflicts and Disinformation on Our World

The signs of Russia’s turn away from democracy came early in Vladimir Putin’s presidency. Putin deployed populist propaganda pitting the educated, urban elite against “the people.” That may have been a missed opportunity for journalists, who at the time enjoyed greater freedoms, to reach Russians outside the major urban centers, said Peter Pomerantsev, a Russia-Ukraine expert speaking at an ICFJ event in New York City recently.

February
25
2022

Tips for Reporting on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

Early in the morning of Thursday, February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, in what is the most significant military attack in Europe since World War II. Ordered by President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s invasion follows its annexation in 2014 of the Crimean peninsula, and eight years of support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine since.

January
24
2022

Covering the Climate Crisis? Here’s What to Know

From international migration and geopolitics to natural disasters and more, today’s climate crisis will undoubtedly impact the work of journalists around the world covering all varieties of beats. For many, it has already.

The International Center for Journalists this week kicked off the Pamela Howard Forum on Global Crisis Reporting with a discussion focused on helping reporters better understand the growing impacts of climate change. In the inaugural panel, ICFJ President Sharon Moshavi sat down with a distinguished group of journalists from The Washington Post, Bloomberg, NPR and Atmos to discuss their reporting on the climate crisis, and what fellow journalists need to know to cover one of the most urgent issues of our time.