Event coverage


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.


How Journalists Cover ISIS and Its Vast Propaganda Machine

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.


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.


Five Lessons from the African Story Challenge Bootcamp in Morocco

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.


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

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.


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

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.


ICFJ Knight Fellow's Regional Hackathon Follows Funds

Fourteen distinct chapters of Hacks/Hackers across Latin America and Miami gathered participants on June 7 to work on projects that attempt to answer one basic question: Where does my money go?

The hackathon brought journalists and coders together to follow where and how Latin American governments and corporations direct their funds.


2011 Knight International Journalism Award Winner Receives Emmy Award

Thet Sambath, winner of the 2011 Knight International Journalism Award, was honored Monday with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism (Long Form) for “Enemies of the People,” the documentary film he co-produced and directed. The film uncovers the truth behind massacres ordered by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s that claimed more than a million lives.


Trio of Reporting Awards Helps Elevate Role of Health News and Women Journalists in Mozambique

When Knight International Journalism Fellow Mercedes Sayagues arrived at the Savana newsroom in Maputo, Mozambique, in 2010, she found a lone woman reporter covering health and education news, stories that were largely ignored by editors more focused on politics, sports and corruption. “Salane Muchanga was the token woman, and not taken seriously,” recalls Sayagues.

Sayagues went to work, guiding the young reporter in the basics of health journalism.


Journalists from Chattanooga and Chicago Honored for International Reporting

Two reporters have won awards, named for Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, for outstanding coverage of global stories with important local angles.