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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

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.

October
5
2017

First-ever Global Survey of News Tech Reveals Perilous Digital Skills Gap

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In an era of fake news, digital security threats and competition for audience attention, journalists and newsrooms lack the technology skills to meet the challenges they face, revealed the first-ever global survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media.

The results from The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, a study conducted by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), showed which regions are the leaders and laggards in digital technology adoption, among other findings.

October
3
2017

Winners of Global Fact-Checking Contest Help Truth Outpace Falsehoods

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Caricatures of politicians, time-lapse videos and an app modeled on a classic video game were among the winners of TruthBuzz, the Viral Fact-Checking Challenge.

Organized by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with support from the Craig Newmark Foundation, the TruthBuzz contest aimed to find new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience.

September
19
2017

Journalists from Six Countries Honored for Outstanding Health Reporting

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Journalists whose work brought to light inadequate and life-threatening medical care for mothers and newborns in Brazil, Ghana and India are among the winners of the 2017 Global Health Reporting Contest. Other winners reported on childhood cancer in China, a scourge of hepatitis C in Russia, and new medical centers for poor citizens in rural Benin.

A distinguished panel of judges selected the six winners from more than 130 submissions. The program is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.

August
31
2017

Two West Coast Leaders in Digital News Join ICFJ's Board of Directors

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WASHINGTON – Craig Forman, president and chief executive officer of McClatchy Co., and Anne Kornblut, director of strategic communications and policy communications at Facebook, have joined the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Board of Directors.

Forman and Kornblut bring to the board a wealth of experience leading change at the intersection of journalism and technology.

A journalist and entrepreneur, Forman served as a media, technology and telecommunications executive immediately before joining McClatchy as CEO this year.

August
16
2017

Thirty Years of Transatlantic Dialogue

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Over the past 30 years, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship has made an extensive and lasting impact on both the participating journalists and transatlantic relations. By providing journalists the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and deepen their coverage, the Burns Fellowship helps strengthen the media and preserve the transatlantic bond. Read about the 30 years of the Burns Fellowship here.

August
11
2017

"Tear Down This Wall" - A Discussion and Remembrance

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"Tear down this Wall" is a discussion led by a panel of Arthur F. Burns fellows who cover a variety of themes such as U.S. international cooperation, the impact of President Reagan, the power of the people, and reflection on the influence of historical events. 

August
2
2017

My Burns Fellowship at NBC by Florian Danner

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Arthur F. Burns fellow Florian Danner, created a short video highlighting aspects of his fellowship with NBC, and shares useful tips from present journalists. 

July
27
2017

German Reporting Exchange Program Hits a 30-Year Milestone

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CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen has crisscrossed the world covering breaking news for the network. Looking back, he credits the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, a reporting exchange program for German, U.S. and Canadian journalists, with launching his path.

“The fellowship made my subsequent career," said Pleitgen, who was placed at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta as a Burns Fellow in 2005.

June
12
2017

Newsroom Exchange Gives Brazilian and U.S. Journalists a Crash Course in Shared Challenges, Political Melodrama

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BRASÍLIA — Protesters gathered outside the National Congress as I made my way inside to visit the lower chamber. Hours later, the demonstrators, angry over a pension reform plan, would be met with pepper spray as they tried to enter the chamber.

As a journalist who has covered Texas government and politics for years, I’m used to political protests, but the vibe here seemed different.