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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

March
9
2016

Is Your Physician a Dodgy Doctor? Nigerians Can Now Find Out

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Since the beginning of the year, Nigerians can use a simple tool on a major news site to find out if their doctors are licensed practitioners or con artists preying on the sick.

ICFJ Knight Fellows Justin Arenstein and Temi Adeoye have partnered with one of the country’s most popular news sites to make the tool available to millions of Nigerian citizens.

March
9
2016

Centre for Excellence in Journalism Set to Transform Pakistani News Media

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Five years ago, when the International Center for Journalists' Vice President Patrick Butler first visited Pakistan, he asked reporters and editors how his organization could be most helpful. The response was nearly unanimous: They asked for a top-quality, hands-on center for training professional journalists and journalism students.

This week, Butler attended the official launch of Pakistan's Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ), a state-of-the-art facility in Karachi.

March
9
2016

ICFJ Partners With Humanitarian Group to Launch Reporting Award

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announces the creation of an award to recognize courageous reporters who bring humanitarian crises to the world’s attention.

The ICFJ Award for Integrity in Journalism in partnership with the Aurora Prize, will be presented at a 100 LIVES ceremony on April 24 in Yerevan, Armenia.

March
7
2016

ProPublica Founder Offers Advice For Effective, Fair Investigative Journalism

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Given all the trash, half-truths and outright lies published on digital media, people are placing a higher value on news outlets that verify information and demonstrate high ethical standards.

Paul Steiger, founder and executive chairman of ProPublica, tells of a major donor to his online publication who "absolutely hated" an investigative story they had published about a group "near and dear to the donor's heart." Steiger told the donor that the information was verified, and the story was fair.

March
3
2016

How Journalists Cover ISIS and Its Vast Propaganda Machine

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News organizations are struggling to cover ISIS, constrained by a lack of on-the-ground presence in the wake of its brutal murders of journalists, according to an International Center for Journalists’ panel of media experts.

February
26
2016

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Azerbaijani News Gets a 'Push' From New Mobile App

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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.

February
26
2016

What Today's Newsrooms Can do to Spark Innovation For Tomorrow

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Back in September, I partnered with The Express Tribune, a leading English-language newspaper in Karachi, Pakistan, as part of my ICFJ Knight Fellowship to work on news innovation. The main focus was working with the Tribune Labs team and helping them build up their capacity in order to work on visual and interactive content on their own, without the need for a developer.

To start off, we brought a developer on board as an Innovation Fellow. Our first task was to help Labs with a system where they could develop interactive features on their own and in the shortest possible time.

February
23
2016

Spearhead Media Transformation as Code for Nigeria's News Innovation Fellow

Code for Nigeria is looking for a digital journalist and strategist to join our CitizenLab in Lagos.

The News Innovation Fellow will implement and manage our journalistic projects and showcase events.

February
22
2016

In AIDS-Affected Regions, Journalists Must Continue to Raise Awareness

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The fight against HIV/AIDS is a decades-long global battle which had claimed the lives of 34 million people by the end of 2015. Yet the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that only 54 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS are aware of their infection.

Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region, with around 25 million people estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS in 2014.

February
16
2016

ICFJ Knight Roundup: ICFJ Knight Award Nomination Deadline Approaches

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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.

A final reminder for 2016 Knight Awards nominations, Code for South Africa's new data school and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

There's still time!