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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

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

May
10
2018

Data Journalism Project in Colombia Tracks Progress Toward Peace

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As Colombia works to secure a lasting peace after decades of conflict, a team of pioneering journalists are rigorously tracking the country’s progress using a powerful tool: data journalism.  Led by ICFJ Knight Fellow Fabiola Torres Lopez, the team behind “La Paz en el Terreno” (“Peace in the Field”) has built two databases focused on key indicators of peace.

April
23
2018

Riveting Documentary on Slain Journalist Wins Top Investigative Award

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Killing Pavel: Journalists showed "incredible tenacity and courage" in a film on the murder of a journalist in Ukraine.

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and its Ukrainian partner, Slidstvo.Info, have won this year’s Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Medal for their work on the investigative documentary “Killing Pavel” on the unsolved murder of a Belarussian reporter.
April
11
2018

With Impacto, Newsrooms Can Show, Not Just Tell, Why Their Work Matters

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News organizations eager to earn their communities’ trust and grow their revenue have a powerful new set of tools at their disposal: the Impacto platform. ICFJ Knight Fellow Pedro Burgos this week in Sao Paulo launched a public version of Impacto, a project backed by the Google News Initiative, which helps newsrooms and journalists better track, understand and demonstrate the impact of their reporting on communities and society.