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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

April
23
2024

The Journalists Behind Afghan Fact Share How They Counter Disinformation

At the end of 2022, an Afghan journalist sent his colleagues an IJNet Persian article on fact-checking and verification. The piece came with a recommendation: that they should launch a website focused on fact-checking in Afghanistan.
April
19
2024

Leveraging AI to Boost Efficiency and Innovation in the News

The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) has generated excitement and fear alike within the news industry, prompting many to ponder what lies in store for journalism’s future.

If approached smartly and leveraged strategically, AI offers journalists and their outlets promising potential to boost efficiency and innovation.

April
18
2024

Guidance for Building Trust with the Communities You Serve

One way journalists and news organizations can strengthen audience trust is to focus on reaching people who may not actively read or watch the news, suggested Lynn Walsh, assistant director at Trusting News, during an ICFJ Empowering the Truth Global Summit session. To do so effectively, it's important for journalists to “think like a news consumer,” she said.
April
17
2024

ICFJ at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy

ICFJ staffers and dozens of ICFJ network members are here for the International Journalism Festival, to learn, connect and collaborate with other journalists and those who support them from across the world.
April
9
2024

How to Develop an Ethical AI Use Policy for a Nonprofit

Technology changes quickly, and as it does, it often leaves us wondering “What does this mean for us?” When ChatGPT ushered in a new era of accessible artificial intelligence (AI) tools in 2023, our staff here at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) were full of questions about what this meant for our work, our mission and journalism in general. 

To support our staff, we embarked on a project to develop a policy that provides guidance on how the organization will use AI tools. And because we know we aren’t alone in answering these big questions, we wanted to share the lessons we learned along the way to help other organizations that are in the midst of creating their own policy.

April
5
2024

Stories That Make People Want to Read the News

Chani Guyot, who officially launched the Human Journalism Network as an ICFJ Knight Fellow in 2023, said his goal is to highlight how people are making progress on social challenges in ways that are not only interesting but potentially useful.
April
5
2024

Journalists from Nigeria, Kenya Win 2024 Elliott Award for Stories that Spotlight Gaps in Healthcare

A journalist who investigated a potentially deadly concoction sold in the streets of Nigeria and another who chronicled a fight for abortion rights in Kenya are the 2024 winners of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. 

April
4
2024

Metamorphosis Foundation is Navigating North Macedonia’s Complicated Disinformation Landscape

For two decades, Metamorphosis Foundation has played a prominent role in countering false narratives and leading digital literacy campaigns in North Macedonia, a country where mis- and disinformation run rampant. 

April
2
2024

How to Take the News to Young People

Young people consume news coverage differently than older generations. Having grown up on social media, they are more likely to turn to social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram for their news.  

April
2
2024

ICFJ Fellows to Receive Funding, Support to Cover Health Innovations

The rapid pace of innovation in artificial intelligence, biotechnology and more is opening new doors for progress in global health – an exciting but complex and ever-changing landscape for journalists to navigate.