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February
26
2020

ICFJ Partner OCCRP Wins Global Data Journalism Award for Cross-Border Investigative Project

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An investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) that exposed a complex financial system that enabled corruption by Russian oligarchs and politicians won the 2020 Sigma Award for best data-driven reporting. OCCRP is a long-time partner of ICFJ.  

February
24
2020

News Reporting Grantee Winner: ‘I’ve Developed Other Skills That Make Me a 21st Century Journalist’

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Verah Okeyo will never forget the sight of three women sharing one hospital bed; Josh Landis, the ravages of climate change-driven storms on coastal communities; Phil Cunningham, the haunted feeling of Tiananmen Square; and Ruth Olurounbi and Kelechukwu Iruoma, the frustration over cleanup delays of oil spills from decades ago.

February
20
2020

Local Newsrooms Must Watch Out for False Claims, Fake Photos This U.S. Election Season

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As the U.S. election season gears up, journalists at local news organizations should prepare for an onslaught of misinformation aimed at distorting polling results, says ICFJ TruthBuzz Fellow and fact-checking expert Matt Riley.

February
6
2020

Women Data Journalists are Reshaping Africa’s Story and Their Own Careers

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A growing network of African women journalists is leading data-driven projects that are  elevating female voices and shedding light on under-reported stories. The pan-African network, known as WanaData Africa, is changing the continent’s digital media landscape by reshaping the careers of its members, redefining them as newsroom innovators.

February
4
2020

ICFJ’s New Engagement Initiative to Offer Valuable Services to its Vast Global Network 

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will significantly expand the services and resources it provides journalists in its unparalleled global network. In addition to offering them a wide-range of high-quality programs, ICFJ aims to continuously provide life-long learning opportunities throughout their careers.

January
22
2020

Call for Nominations: ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

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Each year, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in Washington, D.C. We’re now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have had tremendous impact.

January
16
2020

Citizen Journalism Platform Uses Bluetooth to Bring News to Media-Dark Villages in India

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In today’s media ecosystem, the technology industry sets the rules of the games, with journalism outlets constantly playing catch-up. There is a collective failure of imagination in the media industry to reimagine the future on our own terms, and then go about creating that future.

January
15
2020

Looking Ahead to 2020: Shining Light Into the Dark Spaces of Chat Apps

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News has migrated from print to the web to social platforms to mobile. Now, at the dawn of a new decade, it is heading to a place that presents a whole new set of challenges: the private, hidden spaces of instant messaging apps.

January
2
2020

ICFJ Knight Fellows Offer Key Tips for Journalists in 2020

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Are you ready for a new year — and a new decade? As we enter 2020, the news industry will undoubtedly continue to experience change. How will you navigate what lies ahead? 

We turned to current and former ICFJ Knight Fellows to ask their advice for the coming year. 

December
11
2019

Diez Medios Latinoamericanos Reciben Subsidios y Consultoría para Fortalecer su Sustentabilidad

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Velocidad, una aceleradora de medios independientes de América Latina diseñada para lograr su sostenibilidad, ha seleccionado 10 emprendimientos digitales que recibirán inversiones y servicios especializados de consultoría. Velocidad fue desarrollada por por el Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) y SembraMedia y el apoyo de Luminate, con el objetivo de impulsar el importante trabajo de estos medios en la región.