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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

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.

April
8
2016

ICFJ Knight Roundup: ANCIR Investigates Africans Named in Panama Papers

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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. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

April
6
2016

'Digital Fridays' Bring a Culture of Experimentation to The Hindustan Times

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In 2015, ICFJ Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi was embedded at The Hindustan Times to drive the adoption of new digital tools and methods across departments, locations, hierarchies, even age groups.

April
6
2016

Spain's El Diario Shows That Good Journalism Can Be Good Business

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Amid all the bad news about business models for high-quality journalism, eldiario.es ("The Daily") in Spain shows that good journalism can be good business.

Its founder and CEO, Ignacio Escolar, just announced that the publication finished 2015 with revenues of US$2.6 million, up 33 percent on the year, and a profit after taxes of US$235,000.

Although the digital publication is free, its 14,500 "partners" (socios) pay at least US$66 a year to get access to the news

April
5
2016

Intrepid War Correspondent to Receive Coveted International Media Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – CNN’s Clarissa Ward, who has fearlessly reported on the devastation of war from global hotspots such as Syria and Iraq, will be honored by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on Nov. 14 with its Excellence in International Reporting Award.

The award will be presented at ICFJ’s annual gala, Washington, DC’s premier international media event.

April
4
2016

Panama Papers: Historic Leak Leads to Unprecedented Global Exposé

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A massive leak of millions of financial records has exposed an array of crime and corruption spreading across the globe, according to a groundbreaking investigative report called The Panama Papers. The documents expose the hidden financial dealings of more than 128 politicians and public officials around the world, and the offshore holdings of 12 current and former heads of state. These are among the reported findings of a yearlong investigation by more than 100 media organizations.

April
1
2016

New Data Tools Simplify South Africa's National Budget Issues for Taxpayers

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Ordinary people often struggle to get their heads around a country's budget, and they fail to understand what the government is doing with the hard-earned money they pay in taxes.

Code for South Africa set out to address this issue after South Africa's Minister of Finance presented his 2016 budget in Parliament on February 24.

April
1
2016

Code for Africa's Dodgy Doctors Tool Spurs Societal Change in Kenya

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Five years ago, reports of people masquerading as doctors were common in Kenya. It became so 'normal' that such stories either never made it into the media or if they did, they appeared as briefs in the newspapers and never made a blip on radio or television.

Today, that situation has dramatically changed. It is not that quacks or daktari bandia (Kiswahili for 'fake doctor') have gone the way of the dinosaur. There are still cases where unqualified people try to pass themselves off as doctors.

March
29
2016

Latin American Investigative Journalists Multiply Impact Through Collaboration

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Latin American investigative journalists are collaborating in new ways to overcome obstacles such as fearful media owners, threats from drug traffickers, and crippling cyber-attacks, according to panelists at a recent International Center for Journalists event.

March
28
2016

ICFJ Knight Roundup: impactAFRICA Launches Contest for 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. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.