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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

June
11
2020

Three Ways Large Media Companies are Innovating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The global COVID-19 pandemic is putting the journalism profession's ideas about digital news innovation to the test, said New York Times National Editor Mark Lacey.

June
11
2020

Truth, Power and the Importance of Press Freedom: An Exclusive Conversation with Maria Ressa

Please join FRONTLINE and the International Center for Journalists for a global conversation on the importance of the freedom of the press, with award-winning journalist, Maria Ressa.

June
10
2020

News and Mental Health: What Journalists Should Know

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The physical toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is widely known, but what is the toll on mental health -- and how can journalists better cover it?

June
6
2020

Journalists Under Attack: Lessons from the Field

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Physical threats and attacks on journalists, all too familiar in many countries around the world, have not been as common in the U.S. until now.

As reporters cover protests in U.S. cities that have followed the police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd, a black Minneapolis resident, police in many cities are cracking down. Journalists have reported more than 300 press freedom violations related to the protests, according to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. Police appear to be targeting journalists and people of color, reporters said during an ICFJ webinar Friday.

June
5
2020

Key Quotes: Lessons Learned from Reporting on the Pandemic in New York

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From a coronavirus hot spot to police brutality and street protests in Minneapolis, CNN national correspondent Miguel Marquez has covered the major stories upending American life during the first half of 2020.

June
5
2020

We Can Do Better. We Must.

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The International Center for Journalists is committed to racial justice. The horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are the latest in a long history of discrimination against black Americans. Over the years, journalists have played a key role in bringing about meaningful change. We must make sure we step up and help put an end to structural racism.

June
4
2020

Key Quotes: COVID-19’s Effects On Freelancing — and its Future

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Freelancers are at the core of journalism as we know it. But as the COVID-19 pandemic leads to budget cuts at almost every level, freelancers are struggling to find work. Without the support of an organization behind them, many freelancers have become responsible for their own safety and wellbeing, at a time when both are being threatened.

June
1
2020

ICFJ Condemns Attacks on Journalists Covering U.S. Protests

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Reporters in the U.S. have been attacked while covering protests triggered by the police killing of George Floyd. In over 100 reported incidents so far, journalists have been shot at with rubber bullets, pepper sprayed and assaulted on air. ICFJ strongly condemns these attacks. As they cover this important story, reporters must be safe to do their jobs.

May
28
2020

Ethical Considerations for Reporting on COVID-19

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Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, more and more journalists around the world have been pulled in to report on the frontlines of the global crisis. 

May
27
2020

ICFJ, Facebook Initiative to Boost COVID-19 Coverage Across Four Regions

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) are partnering to help newsrooms in regions that need it most to accelerate their digital transformation and enhance video storytelling in the COVID-19 era. The goal is to bolster the ability of news outlets to provide communities around the world with underreported, high-quality news on the COVID-19 pandemic.