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  • Sep 192017

    Journalists from Six Countries Honored for Outstanding Health Reporting

    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.

  • Aug 162017

    Thirty Years of Transatlantic Dialogue

    Over the past 30 years, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship has made an extensive and lasting impact on both the participating journalists and transatlantic relations. By providing journalists the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and deepen their coverage, the Burns Fellowship helps strengthen the media and preserve the transatlantic bond. Read about the 30 years of the Burns Fellowship here.

  • Jul 272017

    German Reporting Exchange Program Hits a 30-Year Milestone

    CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen has crisscrossed the world covering breaking news for the network. Looking back, he credits the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, a reporting exchange program for German, U.S. and Canadian journalists, with launching his path.

    “The fellowship made my subsequent career," said Pleitgen, who was placed at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta as a Burns Fellow in 2005.

  • Mar 242016

    ICFJ News, Spring 2016

    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.

    Charlie Rose to Receive ICFJ's Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

    Charlie Rose, an icon of American television known for insightful interviews with extraordinary people in every field from politics and science to film and sports, will be honored by the International Center for Journalists at its Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14.

  • Mar 162016

    Training the Next Generation of Tunisian Media Professionals

    Building on the success of the 2014 program, ICFJ will continue hosting a one-year program that allows Tunisian students seeking their master’s degree in journalism the opportunity to train and report in the United States. The participants will learn practical skills to enhance their reporting, meet with experts working in their field of interest and immerse themselves in U.S. culture.

  • Mar 162016

    Iraqi-U.S. Journalist Exchange Program

    The Iraqi-U.S. Journalism Exchange program took place over a 12-day period. Part of the “Iraqi-U.S. Journalist Exchange” program, five Iraqi commentators embarked on a study tour that featured meetings with experts and visits to newsrooms and innovation centers in Washington D.C., and New York City. The program aimed to help these leading Iraqi commentators gain a better understanding of U.S. foreign policy towards Iraq, U.S.-Iraqi bilateral relations and the role of think tanks.

  • Feb 32016

    NewsU International launches online multimedia course in Persian

    Persian-language journalists interested in learning more about new media can enroll in a free online course.

    NewsU International, a partnership between the Poynter Institute and the International Center for Journalists, has launched an online multimedia training course.

    The self-directed course, called Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling aims at providing participants with the skill and knowledge to produce multimedia stories.

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  • Feb 32016

    Al Jazeera, ICFJ collaborate on training Arab journalists on investigative and digital journalism

    Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center and the International Center for Journalists have collaborated to offer two online training courses in Investigative Journalism and Digital Journalism for Arab journalists.

    The two online courses will be open to Arab journalists working in print, broadcast and online journalism.

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  • Feb 32016

    Personal Finance course participants publish articles, win awards

    By Isabel Morales

    A total of nearly 30 minority journalists took part in two personal finance courses online this spring and summer, using the training format that the International Center for Journalists sees as increasingly popular and useful among working media.

    The journalists, all working at American media outlets, participated in the English and Spanish-language courses designed to advance the financial reporting in minority media. In six weeks of instruction and six weeks of mentorship, they tackled personal finance topics that included: credit, lending, consumer fraud, housing and mortgages, retirement planning, and investing.

  • Feb 32016

    ‘Concerned journalists' ready to break new ground to improve quality in Turkish media

    By Yonca Poyraz Doğan

    Sherry Ricchiardi talks about codes of ethic. Photo credit: Frank S. Folwell.

    Everything started with an announcement from the newly established İstanbul-based Media Association (Medya Derneği), which said in June of last year that together with the Washington, D.C.-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) they would offer an online media ethics course with the aim of encouraging journalists to take the principles they learn back with them to their respective institutions.

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