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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

December
14
2018

Our Prediction in 2019: Measuring Impact Will Increase Audience Trust

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News organizations have gotten very good at measuring things like impressions, reach, and engagement. We are great at determining who is reading our content, how long they spend with it, and how they are sharing it.

December
13
2018

ICFJ Knight Fellow Named Among Africa’s Most Influential

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Kenyan journalist Catherine Gicheru, an ICFJ Knight Fellow who champions fact-checking, data and digital innovation to improve the quality of news coverage, has been named by New African magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2018.

December
11
2018

ICFJ’s 2018 Knight Award Winner Maria Ressa Named a TIME Person of the Year

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TIME has named a group of embattled journalists, including ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award winner Maria Ressa of the Philippines, its Person of the Year for 2018.

November
27
2018

New Program Will Help Arab Journalists Sort Fact from Fiction on Social Media

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More than two thousand journalists across the Middle East and North Africa will strengthen how they use social media to verify information, engage audiences and protect themselves online, through a new initiative from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Facebook Journalism Project.

The Social Media Solutions program

November
20
2018

Journalism Contest Winners Highlight the Human Toll of Poor Health Care

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Winners of the 2018 Global Health Reporting Contest shone a light on the resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, high infant mortality among India’s poorest populations and scarcity of healthcare in rural China.

November
9
2018

ICFJ Honorees Call on Journalists to Stand Together Amid Global Threats

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Last night, at the ICFJ Awards Dinner, we highlighted the tremendous impact of intrepid journalists at this ominous moment. The honorees found innovative ways to keep information flowing in these hard times and shed light on important global issues – from corruption to modern-day slavery. Above all, they delivered a consistent message: Journalists need to stand together at a time of unsettling threats and clampdowns on a free press.

November
9
2018

ICFJ's "It Takes a Journalist" Campaign Highlights Vital Role Journalists Play in Society

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A new public awareness campaign to highlight the tremendous impact of journalists around the world was launched at the International Center for Journalists’ annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.

November
9
2018

Groundbreaking Philippine Editor Challenges Tech Giants to Protect the Public Sphere

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Maria Ressa, whose trailblazing news site is under constant threat for speaking truth to power in her native Philippines, says social media giants that have been used to spread lies have a responsibility to protect the public sphere.

November
9
2018

ICFJ Award Winner: “Today, in Venezuela, Information Is Criminalized.”

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Joseph Poliszuk, a media innovator whose online news site has exposed rampant corruption in Venezuela, says the government has criminalized information and is prosecuting journalists as the country slides deeper into economic and political chaos.

November
9
2018

CNN’s Elbagir Warns that Journalists Worldwide Face a ‘Contagion of Impunity’

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CNN correspondent Nima Elbagir, whose reports shed light on humanitarian crises such as child labor and modern-day slavery, says journalists who are privileged to have major platforms for their work must never forget colleagues around the world who do not.