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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

March
7
2019

Three Key Strategies for Combating Disinformation

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Looking for innovative solutions to fight the scourge of disinformation? Our ICFJ Fellows have come up with three strategies.

February
27
2019

Bloomberg News Founder Says It’s Vital to Spot “Signals in the Noise” When Covering Markets

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Journalists who get closest to events as they are unfolding are the ones who can spot “the signal in the noise” and truly understand the behavior of markets, companies and governments, said Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief emeritus of Bloomberg News and a vice chair of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

February
26
2019

ICFJ Helps Nicaraguan Journalists Respond to Crackdown on Independent Media

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Journalists in Nicaragua face heightened levels of violence, harassment and arbitrary detention amid the greatest political turmoil the country has seen in decades. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is responding by helping embattled journalists stay safe, build their investigative reporting skills and employ new digital tools to continue covering critical stories.  

February
20
2019

Global Tech Survey to Explore Urgent Challenges Facing Journalists in Digital Age

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) today launched a benchmark global survey that will yield unprecedented data on how news organizations are adapting to the digital age. The initiative, a follow-up to the first State of Technology in Global Newsrooms report in 2017, will dive deeper into how the industry is using technology to combat misinformation, build trust and diversify revenue sources.  

February
14
2019

Washington Post Editor to Receive Top Honor at ICFJ Awards Dinner

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The International Center for Journalists will honor Martin “Marty” Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, with a prestigious award recognizing his long career as a media leader committed to truth and the highest standards.

February
13
2019

Update: Maria Ressa Released on Bail in the Philippines

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) calls on Philippine authorities to immediately free Maria Ressa, founder of the independent news site Rappler, and to drop all charges against her.

January
30
2019

What Misinformation Looks Like Across the Globe

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Misinformation can spread fear and erode trust, affecting voter behavior and even inciting violence. To help verified facts reach the widest possible audience, ICFJ's TruthBuzz Fellows are working to bring new fact-checking formats and engagement strategies to newsrooms. Watch our videos to learn how the Fellows are countering misinformation in 2019.

January
28
2019

New Study Offers a “Starting Point” for Teaching Media Entrepreneurs in Latin America

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In Latin America, where news entrepreneurs are an important source of independent news, a growing number of students are interested in learning the skills to launch and sustain media startups. Yet fewer than 3 percent of the universities in Latin America that teach journalism and communications offer courses in entrepreneurship, a new study has found.

January
22
2019

The Challenges of Fact-Checking the Brazilian Presidential Election

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Ahead of the country’s presidential election, Brazilian journalists braced for an avalanche of disinformation. A group of journalism organizations formed a coalition to verify information, fact-checkers worked nonstop, and journalists used new strategies for reporting and verifying facts. The unprecedented scale and speed of fabricated content designed to influence the 2018 elections across social media, combined with the largely unregulated social media landscape, made the task of fact-checking more daunting.

January
22
2019

‘Implant Files’ Investigation Sheds Light on Dark Side of Medical Devices

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Defective medical devices — and the lack of laws or enforcement against them — have killed thousands of patients around the world and put millions more at risk. Deficient implants may be poorly constructed or use untested or fake medical materials. Shoddy implants may fail, causing pain, loss of mobility and even death. Yet, in my country and many others, few people were aware of the hazards. The multi-million-dollar medical implant and medical device companies are shrouded in a myriad of scandals related to conflicts of interest, corruption and abusive practices toward patients.