Program News

February
19
2021

Equity in Vaccine Access and Distribution: Key Takeaways

As countries around the world roll out COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, equitable access to the vaccines is an issue front and center. 

January
21
2021

Call for Nominations: 2021 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Awards

Each year, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award at our Tribute to Journalists. We are now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have made an impact on the lives of people in their countries or regions. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers or citizen journalists. Candidates who meet the awards criteria may nominate themselves. Please send in your nominations by Sunday, Feb. 28. 

January
11
2021

Reporting During Two Pandemics: COVID-19 and Racism

The convergence of the racial justice movement with the ongoing global health crisis generated challenging working conditions for reporters. The personal nature of the racial unrest compounded these challenges for journalists of color, in particular. “As Black people, we’re battling two pandemics — we're battling racism and we're battling COVID-19,” said journalist, filmmaker and freelance photographer Cydney Tucker during an ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum webinar in December.

December
23
2020

Key Quotes: Newsroom Management During a Pandemic

Newsroom management can be a balancing act between people and content, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made finding that balance even more difficult. During a recent IJNet/ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum webinar AJ+ Supervising Executive Producer Jon Laurence acknowledged the difficult balance and shared ways he and his team have tried to adapt. 

December
16
2020

Tips For Podcasting During a Pandemic

With accessible technology and social tools available to anyone, media is no longer exclusive to journalists and journalism-adjacent careers. With just a few cheap — or even free — tools, anyone can create a podcast. The challenge becomes creating compelling content that the audience actually wants. 

December
10
2020

ICFJ-UNESCO Study: Online Violence, Fueled by Disinformation and Political Attacks, Deeply Harms Women Journalists

An alarmingly high number of women journalists are now targets of online attacks associated with orchestrated digital disinformation campaigns. The impacts include self-censorship, retreat from visibility, an increased risk of physical injury, and a serious mental health toll. The main perpetrators? Anonymous trolls and political actors.

December
8
2020

Nigerian Journalist Wins 2020 Michael Elliott Award for Documentary Exposing Sexual Harassment in African Universities

Kiki Mordi, who went undercover to reveal sexual harassment facing students at two universities in Nigeria and Ghana, has been named the 2020 winner of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. A distinguished panel of judges selected the Nigerian journalist from among 184 applicants.  

November
30
2020

Covering Climate Change in 2021 and Beyond

2020 is on track to become the planet’s hottest on record. Experts say the climate crisis could erase the progress made in human health over the past century, and the communities hit hardest by climate change are among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

November
25
2020

Online Attacks on Women Journalists Leading to ‘Real World’ Violence, New Research Shows

The insidious problem of online violence against women journalists is increasingly spilling offline, with potentially deadly consequences, a new global survey suggests.

November
24
2020

Global Survey on Journalism and the Pandemic Now Available in Four Languages

The first results from a global survey on journalism and the COVID-19 crisis are now available in three additional languages: Arabic, French and Spanish.