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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

August
7
2018

How to Help Journalists Go Global: IJNet Experience

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There's an endless amount of topics to cover with journalism nowadays, especially when it comes to cross-border collaborations. IJNet helps journalists from around the world develop throughout their careers through resources ranging from indispensable professional knowledge to the latest innovations and opportunities.

July
23
2018

A Short Guide to the History of ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation: A New ICFJ Learning Module

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Fake news has a long history dating back to Ancient Rome. But it has been increasingly weaponized during the 21st century with the advent of new technology allowing for easy manipulation and fabrication of content. Thus, its important to understand the historical context of the emerging 'information arms race.'

July
19
2018

Economist: Digital Startups are Scooping Mainstream Media in Latin America

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An article in The Economist spotlights how hard-hitting digital media startups are upending traditional news organizations in Latin America. It documents the trend with findings from SembraMedia, a nonprofit led by ICFJ Knight Fellow Janine Warner.

July
9
2018

Newsrooms Team Up with TruthBuzz Fellows to Combat Misinformation as Election Seasons Near

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One of Brazil’s largest newspapers, an independent fact-checking organization in Nigeria, and a McClatchy newspaper in North Carolina are among the first newsrooms to partner with TruthBuzz Fellows, who are experimenting with new ways to make facts go viral.

June
22
2018

Global Initiative Aims to Spark New Thinking on How to Fund Quality Journalism

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A new global initiative will expose media entrepreneurs to the latest thinking on how to fund quality journalism. The program will feature experts in media sustainability at events in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as webinars and targeted news stories on innovative business models.

June
20
2018

How International Media Innovators Can Enhance U.S. Journalism

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Good ideas know no geographic bounds. That’s why we’re bringing the amazing work of our ICFJ Knight Fellows to U.S. newsrooms. And it’s why I hope U.S. journalists will consider how they can collaborate with our Fellows. ICFJ Knight Fellows are journalists and technology experts who lead transformative media projects around the world.

June
20
2018

PesaCheck Partners with Zimbabweans to Monitor Coverage of Historic Presidential Election

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Zimbabweans go to the polls at the end of July for a historic vote - the first since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power. As they do, getting accurate and timely information will undoubtedly be a challenge. Elections in any country are often accompanied by serious outbreaks of misinformation.

June
20
2018

Navigating Ethics in the Digital Age: A New Guide for Latin American Journalists

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When drug traffickers set trucks on fire and blocked roads throughout Guadalajara, Mexico, radio journalist Priscila Hernández faced a dilemma. She saw an avalanche of information about the violent crisis on social media, and her station wanted to her send information immediately.

June
19
2018

How to End Misogyny in the News Industry: An Open Letter to the International Journalism Community

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ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan and other international media leaders lay out 14 key recommendations for combatting gender inequality, in an open letter first published on Nieman Lab.

June
13
2018

Today’s Newsrooms Need to Show Impact. Here’s How.

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Showing the impact of journalism is more vital than ever. After all, if our coverage leads to improvements in communities, then our readers will come back for more. That said, most newsrooms focus on other metrics. They gather analytics to show their reach.