Participant Story

January
19
2023

Covering the Lives of Nicaraguan Migrants Amid Political Instability


Regidor pitched her Nicaraguan news outlet, Confidencial, on a section devoted to covering the lives of migrants. Regidor wanted to tell the countless stories of people who have left their country. She recognized that this issue was much bigger than a headline. It deserved its own coverage and platform.

December
15
2021

Latin American Journalists Expand Resources to Inform Across the Region

As COVID-19 swept across the world in early 2020, many activities that involved travel were put on hold. International exchanges that aim to train journalists, like ICFJ’s Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America, had to pivot. 

Faced with the new, challenging situation, the program went online. Selected journalists from Latin America received seed funding and virtual mentorship for their proposed projects, in addition to their remote internships with newsrooms in the U.S. 

October
27
2021

Embrace Your Inner Nerd to Improve Your Journalism

There is no shortage of digital tools and techniques that you can use to enhance your reporting ــــــ from identifying what stories to tell, and collecting and analyzing data, to more effectively sharing your reporting with a target audience. 

There’s a nerd inside us all we can embrace to accomplish these goals. Here’s how. 

September
1
2021

Working with Data? Here's How to Verify Your Sources and Numbers.

The year 2020 wasn’t just dominated by the pandemic. It was also a year of open data. 

Many health-related organizations published daily and real-time updates about the spread of the virus around the world, circulating an unprecedented amount of numbers and figures. The challenge for journalists has been to analyze this information accurately, and communicate their findings to the public effectively.

January
27
2021

Journalism Startups Are Going “Beyond Journalism,” Univ. of Amsterdam Professor Tells GBJ Students


Once a year, a Copenhagen journalism startup takes all its best stories and turns them into a theatre show. They travel around the country to perform in front of sold out crowds. On the stage, you can find fun, joy and energy. Journalists reenact stories by interviewing people and inviting artists to join the show. This is one way today’s journalists are going “beyond journalism” in a bid to survive in a rapidly changing world.

January
27
2021

Journalist Tells 'Story of the Century' – Poverty Alleviation in China


Erik Nilsson is a man on a mission. He has traveled to China’s most remote areas on his own, bought yaks, installed solar panels at 4,000 meters of elevation, escaped an earthquake, and witnessed unprecedented development in communities the world had never heard about.

For his “contributions to China’s social and economic development,” he received the China Friendship Award as the youngest foreigner in history. Nilsson’s diverse contributions include journalism, book authorship, and volunteering, but they all have one focus: poverty alleviation.

August
26
2020

Covering the Pandemic's Impact on Haiti's Deaf Community

Haitian journalist Milo Milfort's mantra is to never accept authorities' words as the undeniable truth before questioning them. He is an active participant in the Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, a project of the International Journalists’ Network and their parent organization, International Center for Journalists. He is the author of an article about the impact of the pandemic and mask wearing on Haiti's deaf population, which was chosen as one of the Forum’s top stories in its monthly story contest.

February
24
2020

Tiananmen at 30: You Can ‘Hear the Echoes of it if You Listen Closely Enough’

Philip J. Cunningham received a grant for immersive storytelling from Microsoft News and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), but really, his whole life has been an immersive story.

February
24
2020

Nigerian Journalists Document Impacts of Oil Contamination

From the late 1950s, when oil exploration and production began in the Niger Delta, until it was suspended in the early 1990s, millions of barrels of oil were spilled, contaminating the land and water in a region of Nigeria known as Ogoniland, inhabited by the Ogoni people. They are among the oldest settlers in the area, which today is home to 850,000 people, many of whom rely on farming and fishing to make a living.

February
24
2020

Learning How Climate Change Affects Everyday Life

Josh Landis lived and worked in Antarctica from 1999 to 2001 as an editor at The Antarctic Sun, the only newspaper on the continent at that time. And while he was hardly the only person on the continent, it could often feel like that in a peaceful sort of way.