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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

May
10
2017

New ICFJ Knight Fellows Aim to Reinvent Health, Gender and Development Storytelling in India

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How do you use the latest digital technologies to improve storytelling on health, gender and development issues? Just ask ICFJ’s four new Knight Fellows, who are leading the charge. They will offer their storytelling expertise, multimedia assistance and data skills to help journalists at two of the country’s most widely read news organizations.

May
10
2017

Two U.S. Journalists to Receive Top Honors at Prestigious International Media Gala

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The International Center for Journalists will honor Chris Wallace, the Fox News anchor, and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, the National Public Radio correspondent, at its Awards Dinner on Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C.

Wallace, anchor of "Fox News Sunday," is known for bringing a tough, but fair, interviewing style to his coverage of major news events, including a 2016 presidential debate.

May
4
2017

Google's Gingras on Building a Framework of Trust for News #WPFD2017

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Gingras, an ICFJ Director, made the following remarks at the World Press Freedom Day conference in Jakarta this week.

Good morning.​ I’m honored to be here in Jakarta at this important event celebrating the value of press freedom. My father’s job was to keep the presses running at the Providence Journal, a newspaper in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.

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.