Program News

June
30
2020

Latin American News Outlets Receive Funding, Mentorship to Accelerate Digital Transformation in COVID-19 Era

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Forty-four news organizations from 12 countries across Latin America have been selected to receive grants and expert mentorship as part of a new $2 million program from the Facebook Journalism Project and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) aimed at bolstering coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May
27
2020

ICFJ, Facebook Initiative to Boost COVID-19 Coverage Across Four Regions

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) are partnering to help newsrooms in regions that need it most to accelerate their digital transformation and enhance video storytelling in the COVID-19 era. The goal is to bolster the ability of news outlets to provide communities around the world with underreported, high-quality news on the COVID-19 pandemic. 

May
20
2020

Parlez-Vous Français? IJNet Launches New Channel in French

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Since the pandemic, we have rapidly expanded our International Journalists’ Network (IJNet.org) at a time when reporters need it most. IJNet has long been the go-to site for journalists across the world to find useful tips, tools and opportunities. Now, more than ever, it has stepped up in a big way to serve journalists during the COVID-19 crisis. 

May
14
2020

ICFJ Knight Fellows Play a Leading Role in Promoting Top-Notch Coverage of COVID-19

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With COVID-19 dominating the news and crippling communities across the world, we at ICFJ are doing everything we can to help journalists provide information that can mean the difference between life and death. I want to highlight how our ICFJ Knight Fellows are leading the way. They are providing resources from webinars with regional experts to journalism safety tips to business strategies to bolster the bottom line. 

April
24
2020

Key Quotes: Journalists’ Safety on the Frontline of #COVID19

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Newsroom managers overseeing COVID-19 coverage “need to become trauma literate,” said Cait McMahon, founding managing director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific in Melbourne, during a webinar Friday as part of ICFJ’s Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum.

April
23
2020

Key Quotes: Combating the Infodemic Surrounding COVID-19

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Reporters and news organizations should engage the public in debunking information in their own networks, said Andy Carvin, senior fellow at the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), during an ICFJ webinar Thursday. 

April
22
2020

Cuatro Tipos de Desinformación Sobre el COVID-19

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Cuando llegaron los primeros casos de COVID-19 a América Latina, los chequeadores de datos de la región ya sabían que los países no iban a enfrentarse solamente a una enfermedad de la que ya hay centenares de miles de casos en todo el mundo. Con los ejemplos de China, Europa y Estados Unidos como antecedentes, anticiparon que, junto con el coronavirus, llegaría otra preocupación viral: publicaciones falsas o malintencionadas.

April
22
2020

Key Quotes: A Story of Uncertainty: How to Deal with COVID-19 and Data

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When reporting on the global pandemic, where can reporters find the exact figures for the number of people who are infected with COVID-19?

April
17
2020

Key Quotes: The Stark Contrast in Reporting Epidemics in South Africa with Journalist Mia Malan

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South Africa provides a stark comparison of the government’s reaction to two deadly epidemics — HIV/AIDS and COVID-19, Mia Malan, a veteran journalist who covered both outbreaks, said in an ICFJ webinar on Thursday. In the case of HIV, government officials had an extremely hostile relationship with the news media, she said. With COVID-19, Malan said South Africa’s government did an about face.

April
16
2020

Key Quotes from #PROTOCall: What (Not) to Say While Covering a Pandemic

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Reporting on COVID-19 can be  tricky because of the medical and technical jargon that is inevitably involved. If you’re not a seasoned health or science journalist with a deep understanding of these terms, you run the risk of using them incorrectly, which could cause confusion at best and trigger a barrage of misinformation and fake news at worst.