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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

December
7
2021

New Libel complaint Against Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa

As Maria Ressa flies to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, the #HoldtheLine Coalition has condemned ongoing State-linked legal harassment of the Nobel Laureate after new libel complaints were filed against Ressa’s Rappler and six other news organizations - by a senior member of the Philippine cabinet. 

December
6
2021

Journalists Embrace Management Opportunities — and Train for Them

This article first appeared on Nieman Lab, as part of an annual feature asking thought leaders in journalism and digital media to share predictions for the coming year.

Journalism is not just the (beautiful) art of reporting, writing, and publishing. Successful journalists are now those who can develop and

December
6
2021

Hunting for Job Opportunities? Here are Some Tips.

Finding job opportunities can be a daunting task for media professionals, especially recent graduates and freelancers who may not know where to look. 

However, career openings for journalists “are everywhere, ubiquitous, and cosmopolitan,” said Paul Adepoju, the ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum community manager.

Learning how to spot job opportunities and hunting them down is what catapulted Adepoju to be the journalist he is today, with bylines in news outlets like Business InsiderNatureThe LancetNew ScientistBMJQuartz and CNN

December
3
2021

Ahead of Nobel Prize, #HoldTheLine Coalition Demands Charges Against Maria Ressa be Dropped

One week ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, the #HoldtheLine Coalition calls on the government of the Philippines to drop all pending cases and charges against veteran journalist and Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa and grant her unrestricted permission to travel to Oslo to accept this prestigious international award. 

December
1
2021

Women in Journalism: Insights from India and Nigeria

Women journalists face a unique set of obstacles on the job, especially when reporting in conflict zones and hostile environments. Their physical and mental safety can be at heightened risk, and often news outlets don’t do enough to support.

Teresa Rehman, an award-winning print journalist and author based in northeast India, and  broadcast journalist, Amaka Okoye, who focuses on conflict and crisis reporting in Nigeria, shed light on their own reporting experiences as women during a recent ICFJ Global Health Reporting Forum webinar. 

November
29
2021

Newsrooms Team Up to Cover the Impact of the Pandemic on Latin America’s Middle Class

A new collaborative editorial project explores how the COVID-19 crisis in Latin America has affected the middle class, a group that has dwindled in number as millions struggle from economic and health setbacks. Six independent newsrooms, along with ICFJ partner Connectas, teamed up on the coverage, reporting on everything from mental health, jobs, access to healthcare, and the impact of the crisis on women in particular.

November
22
2021

How Paraguay's El Surti Became a Regional Model of Visual Journalism

Before joining the Velocidad media business accelerator program, El Surti had a staff of five people. “We were a small team that worked horizontally. Our whole team could work together at one table,” remembers El Surti Director Alejandro Valdez Sanabria. All team members would meet in the newsroom, around a long table where they discussed their news agenda and the possibilities for creating certain stories. They also edited the content and design of their articles together. In that small, common space, in a pre-pandemic world, communication flowed naturally.

November
17
2021

How to Make Solutions Journalism a Part of a News Outlet’s DNA

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Nigeria in February 2020, Nigeria Health Watch quickly adapted its coverage to focus on the global crisis. In place of traditional reporting on facts and figures, however, this health advocacy and communications nonprofit used a novel, growing approach known as solutions journalism. Their reporting addressed the effects of the pandemic on Nigerians, and how communities were responding with their own, often innovative solutions.

November
15
2021

ICFJ President on 2022 Themes in Global Media

In a recent McKinsey article, journalists, media executives, columnists, commentators and media critics offered their perspectives on what business stories will make the news in 2022, from climate change and misinformation to the growing role of artificial intelligence and global supply-chain challenges. They also wrote about what is not likely to merit headlines -- but should. 

November
10
2021

ICFJ Award Winners Show the Power of Journalism in Dangerous Times

Last night, at ICFJ’s Tribute to Journalists 2021, we celebrated outstanding colleagues who produce stellar work in the public interest even as the landscape for truth tellers becomes more perilous around the world.

The urgency of the threat was spelled out in powerful remarks by the evening’s honorees – Bill Whitaker of CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic, investigative journalist Pavla Holcová of the Czech Republic and fact-checking leader Natália Leal of Brazil.