Press Mention

July
19
2018

Economist: Digital Startups are Scooping Mainstream Media in Latin America

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An article in The Economist spotlights how hard-hitting digital media startups are upending traditional news organizations in Latin America. It documents the trend with findings from SembraMedia, a nonprofit led by ICFJ Knight Fellow Janine Warner.

December
19
2017

Our Prediction in 2018: We Will Be Better Equipped to Fight Censorship

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This article first appeared Dec. 18 on Nieman Lab, as part of an annual feature asking thought leaders in journalism and digital media to share predictions for the coming year.

December
31
2014

ICFJ VP of Programs on Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists, State of Free Press in Egypt

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During a panel discussion marking the one-year anniversary of the imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, ICFJ Vice President of Programs Patrick Butler emphasized the importance of freedom of the press in Egypt and around the world.

Al Jazeera’s Bahar Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were arrested in Cairo on Dec. 29, 2013 after interviewing members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an opposition group banned in Egypt shortly after Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s takeover.

December
30
2014

ICFJ VP of Programs Discusses Pros and Cons of New Technologies at VOA Urdu Town Hall

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ICFJ’s Vice President of Programs, Patrick Butler, recently participated in Voice of America Urdu’s first Student Town Hall panel discussion, where he emphasized the importance of new and emerging journalism technologies but also stressed the value of traditional reporting practices.

The Town Hall discussion, “Digital Journalism: Challenges and Opportunities,” took place on Nov. 19 and featured several other media leaders from both the U.S.

December
15
2014

ICFJ Focuses on Media Startups, Data Journalism at Guadalajara Book Fair

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Thought leaders from the International Center for Journalists, including ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan and two Knight International Journalism Fellows, headlined panel discussions on media innovation at the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

Sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara, the nine-day fair featured panel discussions and workshops aimed at tackling challenges faced by journalists around the world.

Barnathan gave two speeches during the Book Fair.

December
8
2014

How to Prevent the Spread of AIDS? Teach Girls to Save Money

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During a recent visit to Kenya for an ICFJ exchange program, PBS NewsHour editor Ellen Rolfes reported on a groundbreaking program: Teaching girls to save money so they will be less dependent on men – and therefore less susceptible to sexual assault, pregnancy and HIV. PBS.org published the story on World AIDS Day.

The Safe and Smart Savings program is offered at Zeyln Academy, a school in Kenya’s largest slum, where an alarming number of young girls are susceptible to HIV and sexual abuse.

December
5
2014

How ICFJ is Incubating Media Startups in Latin America and Beyond

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On Dec. 4, ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan spoke at the Hackathon of Science and Journalism Innovation, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank. The gathering took place at Guadalajara International Book Fair.

Here's an adapted version of her remarks:

We all know how much technology is transforming the news industry. There is unprecedented potential now for science and tech to help deepen news coverage, expand access to information and engage citizens in the news process.

November
24
2014

Mobile News Service Created by Knight Fellow Featured on National Geographic

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Mobile news service CGnet Swara was recently featured on National Geographic as part of its "Innovators Project" series, which profiles “people who are transforming their fields by creating, educating, provoking, and delighting.”

Developed by Knight Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary with help from Microsoft Research India, CGnet Swara (Voice of Chhattisgarh) gives people in remote areas of India the abil

September
25
2014

ICFJ's Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University Featured on CIMA Report

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A new report from the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) says investigative business journalism is improving in China, thanks in part to the efforts of the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ).

In 2007, ICFJ launched the Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing— the only program of its kind on the Chinese mainland.

August
27
2014

Project Supervised by ICFJ Knight Fellows Wins IAPA's 2014 Infographics Award

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The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) gave a project guided by two ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellows its 2014 Infographics Award, citing its “high artistic and journalistic standards.”

The interactive media project 12 Hours That Changed Chile chronicles the violent 1973 military coup d’état that brought dictator Augusto Pinochet and his ruthless regime to power.

ICFJ Knight Fellows Miguel Paz and Mariana Santos advised the cre