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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

October
31
2018

Fact-Checking Zimbabwe’s Election: How Online Misinformation Was Tracked During Zimbabwe’s Long-Awaited Vote

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When Zimbabwe held its long-awaited presidential election earlier this year, a group of fact-checkers were ready to track fake news and misinformation spread on social media and elsewhere during the tense voting to replace Robert Mugabe.

October
22
2018

Khashoggi: A Commitment to Defusing Crises Through Better Journalism

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As the gruesome details of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi trickle out, I am horrified beyond words. That a critic of the Saudi regime could be brutally dismembered in a consulate in Istanbul seems too savage to contemplate in 2018.

October
18
2018

A New Partnership with Facebook Will Help Latin American Media Excel in Video Journalism

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Argentine and Chilean media outlets are strengthening their video strategies and storytelling through a new program from Facebook and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Each of the 25 participating newsrooms will receive expert mentorship and a $25,000 grant to build the capacity of their digital video teams.

September
27
2018

Collaborative Journalism is Shaping Venezuela’s Media Scene

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Amid protests, human rights violations, social instability and an unprecedented food crisis, collaborative journalism is getting stronger in Venezuela. The alliances of independent media with reporters and editors from other countries have helped unearth issues that otherwise would have been kept secret by the pro-government agenda.

September
24
2018

ICFJ’s “Steal My Tool” Event Showcases Collaborative Journalism Tools and Projects

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Featured projects ranged from a tool that can help verify video in near real-time to an open-source platform for managing the editorial process. Speakers discussed the tools and shared tips during five-minute lightning talks.

September
24
2018

How Indonesia’s Tempo Sets a Fast Pace in High-Impact Digital Journalism

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A pioneering team at Tempo Media Group, one of Indonesia’s largest media houses, is embracing digital storytelling in a big way. Interactive multimedia investigations are now captivating readers by exposing everything from corruption to illegal drug trafficking.

September
12
2018

33 Free Tools and Project Ideas from ICFJ Knight Fellows to Inspire Your Newsroom

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Journalists and newsrooms that want to improve their multimedia storytelling, audience engagement and more can access free tools and resources built by ICFJ Knight Fellows at tools.ijnet.org.

September
4
2018

Come Steal Our Tools at ONA18

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ICFJ's "Steal My Tool" session will be returning to ONA18 on Sept. 13. Our Knight Fellows -- along with innovators from ProPublica, Media Cloud and more -- will showcase the latest digital journalism tools and projects that can be readily utilized.

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.'