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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

April
9
2021

Countering Gender Stereotyping in the News Media

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Gender stereotyping in the media has a significant impact on how women and gender minorities are perceived. In turn, it affects their opportunities to fully and effectively participate in public life.
April
8
2021

Two Innovative Media Leaders Join ICFJ Board of Directors

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) welcomes Brent Jones of The Wall Street Journal and Sophie Schmidt of Rest of World to its board of directors. 

April
6
2021

Tips for Reporting on Migration During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has resulted in devastating economic and health consequences for many people around the world — and especially the most vulnerable. 

March
26
2021

Key Quotes: Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

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A year after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency, vaccines have finally arrived, with the U.S. averaging 2 million vaccine doses administered per day. But the arrival of vaccines also brings an explosion of information — some of it untrue. Dr. Galit Alter, a professor of medicine and a group leader at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, spoke with Patrick Butler, ICFJ’s Vice President of Content and Community, about vaccines.

March
16
2021

Fact-checkers Team Up With Social Media Influencers to Combat Misinformation in Nigeria

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The spread of misinformation around COVID-19 has demonstrated the power of social media platforms to give oxygen to misleading, potentially harmful news. This infodemic is especially glaring in Nigeria, where the use of social media alongside diminishing levels of trust in local media has fueled the spread of false information around vaccines, social distancing and other public health issues. 

March
16
2021

How Two Mexican Media Startups Have Survived the COVID-19 Crisis

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Digital media startups over the past year have dealt with major economic and societal challenges due to COVID-19. Two independent news sites in Mexico, Verificado.com.mx and La Verdad de Ciudad Juárez, have not only weathered the global health crisis — they’ve managed to grow their newsrooms thanks to well-defined, flexible business models.

March
15
2021

Washington Post Cites ICFJ Report in Denouncing “Onslaught of Online Harassment” Against Maria Ressa

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The Washington Post editorial board has called the online assault against Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa “a worldwide warning,” citing a new report from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) that revealed the intensity and ferocity of online violence directed against her.

March
8
2021

Fighting an Onslaught of Online Violence

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ICFJ’s latest research out today analyzes the intensity and ferocity of online violence against one of the world’s best journalists, Maria Ressa in the Philippines. The report, published this International Women’s Day, seeks to combat a problem that is horrifyingly pervasive for women journalists the world over.

March
5
2021

Application Deadline Extended to April 1 for Global Business Journalism's 2021-2022 Academic Year

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Because of complications created by the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, Tsinghua University has approved a new application deadline of April 1 for the prestigious English-language master's program operated in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Bloomberg News.

March
5
2021

Paul Adepoju Joins as ICFJ Forum Manager to Help Fellow Journalists Hone Health Crisis Reporting Skills

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I’m the new community manager for the English-language Forum. As I begin this journey, I’d like to share how I got here. Even though it has been in the making, COVID-19 certainly propelled things.