The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.


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. 

An Instagram-First Approach to Decluttering News in India

Mainstream Indian media has come under scrutiny for biased reporting and incomplete coverage of major events. What tends to be delivered to news consumers is opinion-led journalism featuring overstimulated news screens and loud anchors.

Innovating to Reach Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Communities with the Truth

There exists a lack of fact-checking resources for deaf and hard-of-hearing communities today, even as mis- and disinformation online is on the rise.

These Initiatives Across MENA Mark the 10th Year of IJNet Arabic's Mentoring Center

Violations of refugee and migrant rights, conflict, the spread of disinformation, and the effects of climate change are all issues affecting the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) today. They are also issues being met by this year’s mentees in the IJNet Arabic Mentoring Center for Media Startups, through innovative reporting initiatives and outlets. 


New Resources to Cover Elections, Combat Disinformation Now Available from IJNet

An extensive multimedia resource package to support journalists and newsrooms covering elections is now available in English and Spanish

The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet), in collaboration with Chequeado and Factchequeado, and supported by WhatsApp, has published its Elections Reporting Toolkit. It features articles and videos filled with the latest tips to counter disinformation around elections, safeguard digital security, and report on anti-democratic extremism, among other top-of-mind, election-related issues today. 


Georgian Journalists Incorporate Game-Based Learning Amid Press Freedom Interference

Tato Gurgenidze and Tea Adeishvili, two Georgian journalists from the news outlet Mtavari Channel, spoke with IJNet ahead of their U.S. tour about their reporting, Georgia’s media landscape, the jailing of their colleague Nika Gvaramia, how the war in Ukraine has affected their work and more.

The Success Stories of IJNet Arabic’s 2022-23 Mentoring Center for Media Startups

With support from the National Endowment for Democracy, the IJNet Arabic Mentoring Center for Media Startups in the Middle East and North Africa has worked with more than 70 media entrepreneurs since launching in 2014, helping them develop their media platforms and improve their financial sustainability.  

Here’s more on the six media entrepreneurs who took part in the 2022-23 Mentoring Center, and their promising initiatives.


Top IJNet articles of 2022

At IJNet, we’ve provided resources and tools across our eight languages to support journalists and their reporting globally. Our efforts have helped journalists fight disinformation, report on environmental issues, responsibly cover conflict, and respond to online violence.

As the year comes to an end, we asked our global team of editors and translators to recommend their favorite IJNet articles for 2022. Here are their selections:


10 Types of Mis- and Disinformation to Watch Out For Ahead of the U.S. Midterm Elections

Here’s a breakdown of 10 types of electoral disinformation you are likely to come across on social media, or on the websites of disinformation-peddling outfits masquerading as legitimate media outlets.


IJNet Arabic's 2022 - 23 Mentoring Center Participants Are Driving Media Innovation in the MENA region

This year’s 2022-23 mentees — based in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Tunisia and Yemen — will receive mentorship on sustainable growth and innovation strategies, as well as advice on how to seek new sources of revenue to support their work. Throughout this 10-month program, the mentees will also learn how to strategize, develop and present content that meets the needs of their respective audiences, and advance effective marketing plans.