ICFJ News, Summer 2015

We hope you enjoy ICFJ's quarterly newsletter. In our programs, we seed new ideas and services that deepen coverage, expand news delivery and engage citizens in the editorial process.

New Data Journalism Program Helps Africans Improve Lives

With a $4.7 million grant, ICFJ is bringing together journalists and technologists to create new data journalism and civic innovation projects around quality-of-life issues in Africa. Read more.

Rewriting the Rules: The New Voice of Journalism

ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan says the transformation of journalism is far greater than the new technology. "We not only have to deliver news differently, but we have to write it differently." Read more.


The Promise and Perils of Drone Journalism

Drone expert Dickens Olewe says these aerial vehicles can provide unparalleled video coverage of important stories, but they must first face the challenge of restrictive laws imposed by nervous authorities. Read more.


'Salama' App Aims to Keep Journalists Safe

As a Knight Fellow, Jorge Luis Sierra developed Salama, an app that evaluates a journalist's risk and provides feedback on how to improve safety. Read more.



ICFJ Fellows Win Prestigious Reporting Awards for International Stories

U.S. participants in an ICFJ international reporting program garnered top honors for coverage on key subjects, such as immigration, religion and reproductive rights. Read more.


Celebrate. Support. Commemorate.

Attend ICFJ's Awards Dinner on Nov. 10, 2015, and meet our outstanding honorees: Jorge Ramos from Univision News; photojournalist Lynsey Addario, Cuba's Yoani Sánchez and India's Priyanka Dubey. 




Latest News

A New Partnership with Facebook Will Help Latin American Media Excel in Video Journalism

Argentine and Chilean media outlets are strengthening their video strategies and storytelling through a new program from Facebook and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Each of the 25 participating newsrooms will receive expert mentorship and a $25,000 grant to build the capacity of their digital video teams.

Collaborative Journalism is Shaping Venezuela’s Media Scene

Amid protests, human rights violations, social instability and an unprecedented food crisis, collaborative journalism is getting stronger in Venezuela. The alliances of independent media with reporters and editors from other countries have helped unearth issues that otherwise would have been kept secret by the pro-government agenda.

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.