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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.

October
3
2017

Winners of Global Fact-Checking Contest Help Truth Outpace Falsehoods

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Caricatures of politicians, time-lapse videos and an app modeled on a classic video game were among the winners of TruthBuzz, the Viral Fact-Checking Challenge.

Organized by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with support from the Craig Newmark Foundation, the TruthBuzz contest aimed to find new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience.

September
19
2017

Journalists from Six Countries Honored for Outstanding Health Reporting

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Journalists whose work brought to light inadequate and life-threatening medical care for mothers and newborns in Brazil, Ghana and India are among the winners of the 2017 Global Health Reporting Contest. Other winners reported on childhood cancer in China, a scourge of hepatitis C in Russia, and new medical centers for poor citizens in rural Benin.

A distinguished panel of judges selected the six winners from more than 130 submissions. The program is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.

August
31
2017

Two West Coast Leaders in Digital News Join ICFJ's Board of Directors

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WASHINGTON – Craig Forman, president and chief executive officer of McClatchy Co., and Anne Kornblut, director of strategic communications and policy communications at Facebook, have joined the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Board of Directors.

Forman and Kornblut bring to the board a wealth of experience leading change at the intersection of journalism and technology.

A journalist and entrepreneur, Forman served as a media, technology and telecommunications executive immediately before joining McClatchy as CEO this year.

May
31
2017

2017 Knight International Award Winners Chronicle the Human Toll of Extremism

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Journalists from Pakistan and Syria whose work exposed extremism and inhumanity in their countries are winners of the 2017 Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced.

May
10
2017

Two U.S. Journalists to Receive Top Honors at Prestigious International Media Gala

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The International Center for Journalists will honor Chris Wallace, the Fox News anchor, and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, the National Public Radio correspondent, at its Awards Dinner on Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C.

Wallace, anchor of "Fox News Sunday," is known for bringing a tough, but fair, interviewing style to his coverage of major news events, including a 2016 presidential debate.