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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

November
15
2016

Leading Mexican Journalist Says She Worries about the Trump Presidency

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A prominent Mexican journalist said a Donald Trump presidency would be catastrophic if he carries out his campaign pledges to build a border wall or take economic steps against her country. She said a free and independent press is needed to respond to the challenge he presents.

“Trump has unleashed the worst hatred and has given force to racism and xenophobia,” said Carmen Aristegui in accepting the Knight International Journalism Award given by the International Center for Journalists.

October
27
2016

The basics of phishing attacks: What journalists need to know to stay safe

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Unless they cover technology, most journalists probably could not explain exactly how a cyberattack happens.

October
26
2016

What We Learned Training South Africa's New Generation of Data Journalists

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When Code for South Africa launched Africa’s first data journalism academy in February this year, we were trying to address a problem facing local newsrooms. We saw that South African newsrooms lacked the internal technical skills to start wrangling datasets and using them to find stories or to complement investigations.

October
20
2016

Digital Wars: Quality Journalism Faces Off With the Forces of Deception

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ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan spoke at the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA)'s Annual Assembly in Mexico City on the topic of "The Press, Digital Revolution and Democracy." Her remarks:

"I once heard that it takes 40 years to understand the full impact of a new technology. If that’s the case, then we are still in the middle of a digital revolution that is disrupting every industry from retail to banking and the media. It also takes time to understand the negative impact of that technology.

October
6
2016

As Zika Spreads, Scientists Scramble to Understand the Disease

As the Zika virus spreads around the world, a panel of journalism and health experts said there was an urgent need for basic research to answer key questions about this devastating disease. Are women infected with the Zika virus able to have healthy children in the future? Can you develop immunity against the disease? Why is there a disproportionate number of children in Brazil with brain damage as a result of Zika? Are pregnant women the only ones at risk?

The panelists spoke at an Oct.

September
22
2016

Investigative Journalism: Invaluable but Underfunded

ICFJ’s Patrick Butler led a fascinating session on the future of investigative journalism at Global Forum for Media Development’s major gathering in Indonesia this week. The importance of collaboration in an era of scarce funding and unprecedented dangers was a key topic.

September
16
2016

Global Media Innovators Share New Tools, New Thinking at U.S. Digital News Gathering

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A group of journalism pioneers, working as Knight International Journalism Fellows, highlighted a range of digital innovations before an audience of U.S. newsroom leaders at the 2016 Online News Association (ONA) conference in Denver, Colorado.

September
16
2016

How Pakistan’s Express Tribune reported its biggest online project

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In 2015, ICFJ Knight Fellow Shaheryar Popalzai was embedded at The Express Tribune, one of Pakistan’s largest daily newspapers, to help them design and build data-driven online media projects.

September
14
2016

New ICFJ Knight Fellows Foster News Innovation on Three Continents

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Four media leaders have been named by the International Center for Journalists to lead projects that will bring innovations to news organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. They join a team of ICFJ Knight Fellows who are advancing a culture of global news innovation, leading to better journalism and more engaged citizens.

Irshad Daftari is bringing the latest digital tools to Indian media to enhance their storytelling and audience engagement.

September
14
2016

Six Journalists Probing Global Health Issues Win Reporting Contest

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The International Center for Journalists has named six journalists from around the world as winners of the 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest. They produced riveting stories, from profiles of pregnant women living in the heart of the Zika epidemic in Brazil to health workers traveling on bikes to distribute medicines in Cameroon.

The entries were selected from more than 150 submissions. The winners – from Brazil, Cameroon, China, India, Russia and Zimbabwe – will visit Washington, D.C., Atlanta and New York this fall as part of a 10-day study tour.