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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

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.

June
12
2018

Welcome to the New ICFJ.org

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With the launch of our new website, we are making it easier for visitors like you to learn about what we do, take part in our programs and support our efforts. We are thrilled to share the new site with you, a project that has been in the making for over a year and that all ICFJ staff have touched in some way.

May
25
2018

Nigerian journalist stresses importance of putting human faces on victims of terrorism

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Journalists have a responsibility to show the humanity of people they cover and not treat them as statistics or faceless entities, says a Nigerian journalist whose powerful reporting about victims of the Boko Haram terrorist group earned him a coveted international award.

May
24
2018

Digital News Trailblazers from the Philippines and Venezuela to Receive Top International Journalism Award

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Two digital pioneers who have used their news websites to expose corruption and abuse of power in the Philippines and Venezuela have been tapped for the 2018 Knight International Journalism Awards, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced.

May
24
2018

New York Times Chairman and CNN Correspondent to Receive Top Honors at Premier International Media Gala

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The International Center for Journalists will honor Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company, and Nima Elbagir, CNN correspondent, at its Awards Dinner on Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C.

May
24
2018

ICFJ Calls for Immediate Release of Egyptian Blogger

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) calls for the immediate release of our 2007 Knight International Journalism Award winner, Wael Abbas. Abbas is a prominent blogger who exposed police brutality and other human rights violations. His work led to the arrest of police officers whose abuses were shown in videos