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November
16
2020

New Book Explores the Roots of U.S. Propaganda 

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In 1917, a little-known U.S. agency called the Committee on Public Information (CPI) was created to convince Americans to back President Woodrow Wilson’s entry into World War I. The CPI launched a massive campaign to influence public opinion on a scale never witnessed before. While the organization lasted a mere 18 months, it laid the groundwork for U.S. government officials to routinely shape public opinion in peace as well as war. 

November
12
2020

Nigerian Authorities Promise Clean Drinking Water After Reporters Reveal Health Effects of Oil Spills

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After two Nigerian journalists used blood tests to show that oil spilled more than a decade ago was still poisoning Niger Delta townships through their well water, the national government announced it would hire contractors to provide potable water to the affected communities.

November
11
2020

Behind the scenes: Reporters who exposed Europe's COVID-19 spending

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For many businesses, the novel coronavirus pandemic has been devastating. For some, however, the global health crisis presented an opportunity to make major profit. Since the severity of the virus became clear in early 2020, federal and local governments have spent millions of dollars purchasing items like personal protective equipment. 

November
10
2020

ICFJ Remembers Intrepid Journalist and Advisory Board Member Seymour Topping

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The International Center for Journalists mourns the loss of Seymour “Top” Topping, a legendary war reporter and New York Times editor, and longtime member of ICFJ’s advisory board. He passed away Nov. 8 at the age of 98 in White Plains, N.Y.

November
5
2020

Velocidad Helps News Startups Grow Membership and Revenue as Program Enters Second Phase

In November, six of the 10 Velocidad grantees will progress to the second phase of the program and will receive an additional $600,000 in direct investments and more than 2,000 consultation hours, among other benefits. This translates to a total investment of $950,000 and 3,000 consultation hours since the beginning of the accelerator program in February 2020.

November
4
2020

Key quotes: The pandemic's effects on journalism

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is connecting journalists with health experts and newsroom leaders through a webinar series on COVID-19. The series is part of our ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum — a project with our International Journalists’ Network (IJNet).

In early October, IJNet’s parent organization, the

November
3
2020

Asked and Answered: Your Questions about ICFJ Programs and More

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“Over 36 years, ICFJ has provided more than 150,000 journalists from 180 countries with valuable programs and resources,” said ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan at our Tribute for Journalists 2020. But what are the programs, fellowships, global exchanges and awards available now? And what can journalists do to become part of the ICFJ network? 

October
22
2020

Key quotes: COVID-19 in 2021 — what can we expect?

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is connecting journalists with health experts and newsroom leaders through a webinar series on COVID-19. The series is part of our ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum — a project with our International Journalists’ Network (IJNet).

even months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it

October
22
2020

Meet the Journalists in Our Network

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Earlier this month at our Tribute to Journalists 2020 we launched a photo mosaic featuring some of the reporters who make up our global network. Hundreds of journalists – from Afghanistan to Zambia – have contributed to the growing mosaic, sharing who they are and how ICFJ has helped them.

October
20
2020

Meet the 20 US Newsrooms Participating in the Facebook Sustainability Accelerator

We are thrilled to announce the participants in the Facebook Sustainability Accelerator program. These 20 organizations are owned and led by people of color from across the United States, as part of the Facebook Journalism Project’s recent investment in publishers from and serving historically marginalized communities.