News

The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

May
28
2020

Ethical Considerations for Reporting on COVID-19

By

Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, more and more journalists around the world have been pulled in to report on the frontlines of the global crisis. 

May
27
2020

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

By

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
26
2020

How Can Journalism Create a Path to Recovery from COVID-19?

By

Collaborating with communities and rethinking business models are among the key steps journalists and newsrooms should take as they struggle to persist in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, three top editors said.

May
23
2020

Holding Beijing to Account for COVID-19 Will Not Get Easier, Hong Kong Reporter Says

By

Reporting from China has long been a challenge, but with the country at the epicenter of a global pandemic, information control and censorship appear to be on the rise, said South China Morning Post reporter Linda Lew.

May
20
2020

Parlez-Vous Français? IJNet Launches New Channel in French

By

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
20
2020

Key Quotes: How to Ask the Hard Questions When Covering COVID-19

By

“Every interview—whether it’s with a victim of COVID-19 or the president of your country—is a fight for control,” said Julian Sher, a veteran TV documentary writer and director, during an ICFJ webinar Tuesday.

May
15
2020

If the U.S. Isn’t Prepared for Safely Reopening for Business, What Does it Say About the Global South? 

By

As many communities move from urging people to stay at home to opening for business, the U.S., one of the world’s wealthiest countries, is not prepared to meet the challenge, an economist and an epidemiologist said during an ICFJ webinar Thursday. “When the United States is handling this relatively poorly, you look at other countries that are less affluent than we are, and definitely have concern for them,” said Tara Smith, an epidemiology professor at Kent State University.

May
14
2020

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

By

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. 

May
14
2020

Key Quotes: Media Sustainability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By

Before the arrival of COVID-19, the state of the news industry was already precarious: revenues were down and news organizations were folding. Across the world, news deserts have become more commonplace.

May
13
2020

Journalism’s ‘Extinction Event?' ICFJ and Tow Center Launch Global COVID-19 Survey to Aid the Recovery

By

The effects of COVID-19 are already being framed as an “extinction event”  for journalism, causing dozens of news outlets to collapse around the world. Tens of thousands of newsroom jobs have been lost or reshaped by the pandemic.