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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

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.

June
9
2017

ICFJ Chairman Michael Golden Named President of Global News Publishers’ Association

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ICFJ board Chairman Michael Golden became president of WAN-IFRA Thursday at the organization's convention in Durban, South Africa, promising to help media organizations around the world deal with growing political and economic challenges.

Golden said that WAN-IFRA, or the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, would increase its commitment to fighting the growing attacks on journalists and media organizations around the world.

June
7
2017

World Editors Forum Calls on Turkey to Free Jailed Journalists

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ICFJ Board Member David Callaway called on Turkey to free all journalists imprisoned for their work as he presented the Golden Pen of Freedom award to exiled Turkish editor Can Dundar at the World News Media Congress Wednesday in Durban, South Africa.

June
1
2017

Award-Winning Kenyan Reporter says Africans Should Decide their News Agenda

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African journalists committed to shedding light on poverty, corruption and other key issues should set the standard for coverage of their continent, said Mercy Juma, a Kenyan broadcaster who received a prestigious new award in honor of celebrated editor and philanthropist Michael Elliott.

“I receive this award at a time when one of Africa's biggest problems is that it is not allowed to tell its own stories, said Mercy Juma, who has covered sensitive topics such as teen pregnancy and birth control in remote Muslim communities.

June
1
2017

FT Editor Says Journalists Must Step Up When “There are no Accepted Facts”

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Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber says journalists must place a greater emphasis on the verification of information at a time when “there are no accepted facts.”

“Journalism must fulfill with renewed vigor an old task: that of aggregating and verifying sources,” he said. “It must endeavor to put the imprimatur on those sources, assessing them for reliability, quality and context before passing them onto readers,” he said as the keynote speaker at a special event held by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), attended by 100 media leaders and ICFJ supporters.