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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

May
2
2017

Tools and Resources to Help Facts Keep Pace with Fake News

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When fake news moves fast, you need the right tools and resources to help the truth keep pace.

May
1
2017

Double Your Impact on World Press Freedom Day with a Gift to ICFJ

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Dear Friend,

In celebration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, we urge you to get behind our efforts to support reporters who speak truth to power. One of them is Mónica Almeida, an Ecuadorean journalist working for the independent daily El Universo.

March
24
2017

Prize-Winning Photojournalist: For Great Pictures, Try Planning and Patience

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Nikki Kahn, an award-winning photojournalist and former Washington Post staffer, recently offered tips for great visual storytelling to a group of African journalists at a Code for Africa story camp in Zanzibar.

Kahn is the first recipient of the Michel du Cille Fellowship, created in honor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photographer who died in Liberia in 2014 while covering the Ebola outbreak.

March
24
2017

Newsgeist Brings the Fake News Debate to Latin America

It seems like only yesterday that journalists were talking about big data, live-streaming and 360° video.

March
16
2017

How U.S Publishers Are Using a New App to Reach Mobile Users More Affordably

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Now that the majority of Americans access news on their mobile devices, U.S. newsrooms must grab attention on those devices--or risk irrelevance. But developing and maintaining effective mobile apps from scratch is often too expensive for small publishers.

March
9
2017

InnovateAFRICA: Digital Fact-checking and Watchdog Projects Win $1 Million

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A pan-African fact-checking network, citizen science in Durban shantytowns and a graphic journalism hub are among the latest winners of seed grants from innovateAFRICA, the continent’s largest fund for digital journalism experimentation.

The 22 winning digital projects will receive $1 million in funding and technology support from innovateAFRICA, which is managed by Code for Africa as part of ICFJ's wider data journalism initiative in the region.

March
4
2017

Craig Newmark Foundation to Support TruthBuzz, ICFJ’s Global Fact-Checking Challenge

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Fake news orbits the planet in an instant on social media. Is the truth keeping pace?

Journalists, news sites and sharp-eyed citizens around the world are spotting dubious claims, checking facts and explaining the details to the public.

March
2
2017

16 Free Digital Tools Created by ICFJ Knight Fellows That Any Newsroom Can Use

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The ICFJ Knight Fellows are global media innovators who foster news innovation and experimentation to deepen coverage, expand news delivery and better engage citizens. As part of their work, they’ve created tools that they are eager to share with journalists worldwide.

Two ICFJ Knight Fellows, Jorge Luis Sierra and Shaheryar Popalzai, are speaking at the 2017 NICAR conference in Jacksonville, Florida, on March 2-5.

February
27
2017

‘Salama’ App Helps to Keep Journalists Safe

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From Mexico to Iraq to the United States, journalists around the world face severe threats to their physical safety and digital security every day. For this reason, I created a free risk assessment web application, called Salama, that’s designed especially for journalists and bloggers to help keep them safe on the job.

Journalists from more than 130 news organizations in Latin America, the U.S., Africa and the Middle East have conducted their first-ever risk assessment using Salama.

February
13
2017

We Need Your Expertise for the First Global Survey on Technology in Newsrooms

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is conducting a valuable survey on the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms. This unique study will shed much-needed light on how news media professionals around the world are embracing the digital revolution. The study will identify key trends shaping our business as technology redefines how we produce and distribute the news. We will highlight regional trends and discuss which technologies are having the greatest impact. The study is backed by Storyful and Google News Lab.