Press Release

November
8
2018

ICFJ Knight Fellowships to Promote Global Exchange of Journalism Best Practices With $5 Million in New Support From Knight Foundation

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will expand its work connecting global journalism leaders with U.S. news organizations through its signature Knight Fellowships program with a new $5 million, five-year investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

June
22
2018

Global Initiative Aims to Spark New Thinking on How to Fund Quality Journalism

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A new global initiative will expose media entrepreneurs to the latest thinking on how to fund quality journalism. The program will feature experts in media sustainability at events in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as webinars and targeted news stories on innovative business models.

June
19
2018

How to End Misogyny in the News Industry: An Open Letter to the International Journalism Community

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ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan and other international media leaders lay out 14 key recommendations for combatting gender inequality, in an open letter first published on Nieman Lab.

May
24
2018

Digital News Trailblazers from the Philippines and Venezuela to Receive Top International Journalism Award

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Two digital pioneers who have used their news websites to expose corruption and abuse of power in the Philippines and Venezuela have been tapped for the 2018 Knight International Journalism Awards, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced.

May
24
2018

New York Times Chairman and CNN Correspondent to Receive Top Honors at Premier International Media Gala

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The International Center for Journalists will honor Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company, and Nima Elbagir, CNN correspondent, at its Awards Dinner on Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C.

February
5
2018

ICFJ Earns Highest Possible Rating from Leading Charity Evaluator

Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the U.S., has given the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) a four-star rating for the eighth year in a row. This is the highest possible rating and it puts ICFJ in the top 2 percent of nonprofits evaluated, said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator.

January
3
2018

Call for Nominations: Knight International Journalism Awards

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Each November, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in Washington, D.C. We’re now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have a significant impact on the lives of people around the world. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers.

December
21
2017

Global Survey on Newsroom Technology Now Available in Seven Languages

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The executive summary of the first-ever global survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media is now available in six additional languages: Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Urdu. View the translated reports here.

December
4
2017

ICFJ Board of Directors Revokes 2016 Award to Charlie Rose

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In light of recent revelations, ICFJ’s Board of Directors has unanimously revoked the 2016 Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism to Charlie Rose. His acknowledged conduct violates the essence of this award, given to “a journalist with a long-time commitment to the highest standards of the profession.” ICFJ is committed to helping journalists advance in their careers, and our award winners must set an example for them.

October
5
2017

First-ever Global Survey of News Tech Reveals Perilous Digital Skills Gap

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In an era of fake news, digital security threats and competition for audience attention, journalists and newsrooms lack the technology skills to meet the challenges they face, revealed the first-ever global survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media.

The results from The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, a study conducted by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), showed which regions are the leaders and laggards in digital technology adoption, among other findings.