News

The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

July
9
2018

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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.

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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.