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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

January
31
2018

Two ICFJ Knight Fellows Recognized as Top Media Innovators

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Two ICFJ Knight Fellows have been recognized for their work as top leaders in digital journalism and analytics by MediaShift, a U.S.-based publication covering the intersection of media and technology.

January
3
2018

Call for Nominations: Knight International Journalism Awards

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Each November, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in Washington, D.C. We’re now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have a significant impact on the lives of people around the world. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers.

January
2
2018

From New Delhi to New Jersey: How an Indian Newsroom Workflow Scheme is Helping US Journalists Work Smarter

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Although southern New Jersey is located within the Philadelphia market area, citizens face a drought of local news access and coverage. SNJ Today was built on the idea that good news stories about our communities were not getting told. Just under three years old, SNJ Today boasts the only television news broadcast for southern New Jersey, in addition to radio news and local cable shows.

December
21
2017

To Make Fact-Checking Go Viral, 'Silence is Golden'

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When it comes to compelling videos, silence is golden. This was one of the key insights from the recent TruthBuzz webinar by two experts in fact-checking and creative storytelling. The webinar featured Giovanni Zagni from Italy's Pagella Politica and Catherine Gicheru from Kenya's PesaCheck, and was moderated by ICFJ Director of Innovation Oren Levine.

December
21
2017

Global Survey on Newsroom Technology Now Available in Seven Languages

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The executive summary of the first-ever global survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media is now available in six additional languages: Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Urdu. View the translated reports here.

December
19
2017

Our Prediction in 2018: We Will Be Better Equipped to Fight Censorship

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This article first appeared Dec. 18 on Nieman Lab, as part of an annual feature asking thought leaders in journalism and digital media to share predictions for the coming year.

December
7
2017

ICFJ Fellow Guides Multimedia Collaboration that Sets New Bar for Digital Reporting in Nigeria

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When journalists Bukola Adebayo and Tina Armstrong started reporting on coastal communities living in Lagos, Nigeria, they wanted to focus on the socioeconomic issues affecting the population’s quality of life, with the hope of bringing attention to the plight of these sometimes marginalized communities.

December
4
2017

ICFJ Board of Directors Revokes 2016 Award to Charlie Rose

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In light of recent revelations, ICFJ’s Board of Directors has unanimously revoked the 2016 Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism to Charlie Rose. His acknowledged conduct violates the essence of this award, given to “a journalist with a long-time commitment to the highest standards of the profession.” ICFJ is committed to helping journalists advance in their careers, and our award winners must set an example for them.

October
19
2017

Cross-Border, Collaborative Investigations Tackle Hot-Button Issues in Latin America

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A pioneering, ICFJ-supported investigation across three countries has revealed the violence and rampant discrimination compelling transgender women to flee their homes in Central America’s notorious Northern Triangle region.

October
10
2017

ICFJ Knight Fellows Share Digital Tools, Projects at Top U.S. Journalism Conference

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Five International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Knight Fellows showcased their work before an audience of 3,000 U.S. journalists and media leaders at the 2017 Online News Association (ONA) conference October 5-7 in Washington, D.C. At the conference, ICFJ Knight Fellows spoke on panels, gave lightning talks and led roundtable discussions, spotlighting tools, services and ideas from their projects that could be adopted by U.S. newsrooms. Our Fellows work with news outlets around the world to spur a global culture of media innovation and experimentation.