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May
6
2016

ICFJ Knight Roundup: ANCIR Reports Receive Overseas Press Club of America Honors

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_As part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field.

May
6
2016

Watchdog News Sites Showcase Innovative Business Models at ISOJ 2016

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One of the dirty little secrets in digital media is that the big numbers of page views and unique users touted by publishers are misleading at best. They overstate a publication's audience size and impact.

Most visitors to a publisher's content are fly-bys: They stay for only a few seconds. And even if they stay longer than that, the vast majority come to a publisher's website only once or twice a month.

May
3
2016

ICFJ Investigative Networks Play Key Role in Panama Papers

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Investigative journalism networks launched or nurtured by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) have played a key role in the Panama Papers revelations, showing that journalists from Latin America to Africa to Eastern Europe can hold their own with the world’s best.

The success of Panama Papers has demonstrated the changing nature of investigative journalism. In the past, a single media organization with vast resources could manage a comprehensive global investigation on its own.

May
2
2016

How to Define the Line Between Journalism and Activism in the Digital Age

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The shift toward online and mobile media has undoubtedly blurred the line between journalism and activism – and maybe that’s not such a bad thing, members of both camps said during a recent panel discussion on the subject at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).

Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, cited the case of Wikileaks chief Julian Assange.

May
2
2016

Finding Solutions to Protect Journalists at the U.S.-Mexico Border

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The U.S.–Mexico border is a very challenging region for journalists. They need to cover everything from a bi-national perspective; speak two languages; understand two different political, legal and judicial systems; and also take risks covering the illegal drug trade, human trafficking and the crime and violence attached to them.

Just about two hours from where I am based in South Texas, drug cartels behead people in the same way the Islamic State is doing in Syria.

April
27
2016

Leaders at International Journalism Festival Focus on Power of Networks and Platforms

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This year's International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy was dominated by two events unfolding elsewhere that demonstrated the continual reshaping of the global media landscape: the release of the Panama Papers and announcements at Facebook's F8 developer conference.

The Panama Papers was cited as an example of how a new type of collaborative reporting network could shape the global political agenda with revelations about hidden wealth and tax havens gleaned from a yearlo

April
25
2016

ICFJ Knight Roundup: New Webinar to Offer Tips on Water, Sanitation Reporting

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_As part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field.

April
23
2016

Rukmini Callimachi: A Reporter Determined to Expose the World’s Hidden Horrors

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Sex slavery. Famine. Child labor. New York Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi has covered the most horrifying atrocities that human beings can unleash upon each other. She has traveled to the world’s most perilous conflict zones and impoverished communities to shed light on unfathomable human suffering.

Callimachi’s relentless reporting has exposed hard truths that needed to be told. Her investigative article “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape” provided a rare insight into the group’s horrific institutionalization of sex slavery.

April
23
2016

The New York Times’ Rukmini Callimachi to Receive the ICFJ Integrity in Journalism Award in Partnership with the Aurora Prize

YEREVAN, ARMENIA – The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with 100 LIVES, has named Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times as the inaugural recipient of its Integrity in Journalism Award. She will receive the award for her exceptional contribution to exposing crimes against humanity during the inaugural ceremony of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity on April 24 in Yerevan, Armenia.

The ICFJ Integrity in Journalism Award celebrates the courage, commitment and impact of a reporter on the front lines of the world’s crisis zones.

April
18
2016

ICFJ Knight Fellows Bring Innovative Insights to Media Party Miami

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Collaboration and team building are essential elements to implementing successful news innovation projects in Latin America, according to three recent ICFJ Knight Fellows who spoke at Media Party Miami.

"Collaboration is key for the success of whatever idea you have.