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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

May
24
2024

ICFJ Welcomes Knight Fellows Alan Soon and Rishad Patel

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is pleased to announce Alan Soon and Rishad Patel from Splice Media as new Knight Fellows beginning June 1. Soon and Patel, based in Singapore, will launch an innovative program called Splice Nano during their fellowship year.

May
1
2024

New ICFJ Knight Fellows to Work on Supporting Exiled Media, Exploring AI Solutions and Covering the Amazon

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is thrilled to announce a new cohort of ICFJ Knight Fellows - Daniel Nardin, José Nieves, Luz Mely Reyes, Mattia Peretti, Nikita Roy and Sannuta Raghu.

April
5
2024

Stories That Make People Want to Read the News

Chani Guyot, who officially launched the Human Journalism Network as an ICFJ Knight Fellow in 2023, said his goal is to highlight how people are making progress on social challenges in ways that are not only interesting but potentially useful.
March
28
2024

Here Are the People Who Can Help You With AI in the Newsroom

Newsroom leaders seeking help on all things AI have a new, much-needed resource: a directory of expert trainers, coaches and consultants to draw from.

March
25
2024

Tips for Building Networks to Reach Audiences and Drive Impact

The impact journalists can create in their communities is often dependent on how widely their reporting is consumed. 

In their efforts to gain traction that might spur positive change, journalists might not realize just how many of their colleagues are working on the very same issues in other communities or parts of the world. 

March
18
2024

Embracing AI: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve


Concerns around GenAI notwithstanding – its potential to spread mis- and disinformation, and fears it could replace journalism jobs, among them – media leaders should consider how to use the technology to uplift their work. If utilized responsibly and ethically, AI can improve how news is produced and consumed.
March
11
2024

It’s Not About AI: Toward a User-Centric, Sustainable Future for Journalism

Hi, my name is Mattia Peretti and I’m a 2024 ICFJ Knight Fellow. I became a fellow to explore how generative AI can be used by news organizations to better serve their communities, and I’ve spent the last four weeks talking with many smart people in the industry to make sense of this problem statement and figure out what to build from it. 
February
2
2024

Calling Media Leaders Globally: Apply Now for the ICFJ Knight Fellowships

The International Center for Journalists is excited to open applications for the 2024 ICFJ Knight Fellowships, marking the fellowship’s 30th year of fostering innovative journalism practices across the globe. The fellowships are made possible by the longtime support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

January
23
2024

New ICFJ Knight Fellows to Pioneer AI Media Projects

The International Center for Journalists has selected two new Knight Fellows for 2024, both innovators who will work to advance journalism through the ethical use of artificial intelligence.

January
17
2024

Advice for Journalists Heading Into 2024, From ICFJ Knight Fellows

In 2023, journalists globally were tasked with accurately and sensitively reporting on critical elections, terrorism and war, the intensifying consequences of the climate crisis, and more. 

Two major conflicts, in particular –  the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas, and Russia’s ongoing assault on Ukraine – dominated news coverage. Meanwhile, AI emerged as perhaps the year’s trendiest topic, prompting journalists to consider how the technology might disrupt the industry and fuel the spread of disinformation, among other consequences. Journalists also continued to navigate heightened levels of censorship and violence