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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

September
13
2016

Nigerian-American Reporter Wins Award for Coverage of Pressing Global Issues

NEW YORK – September 13, 2016 – The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has named Nigerian-American journalist Chika Oduah as the recipient of its inaugural “Young Reporter for a Sustainable Future Award.” The Award celebrates and encourages reporting from emerging journalists who demonstrate commitment to producing compelling stories that improve people’s daily lives and raise awareness of issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals.

September
12
2016

ICFJ Knight Fellow’s Pakistan Project Nominated for U.S. Digital Journalism Award

The Online News Association announced that The Express Tribune’s “For Peshawar” project is a finalist for an Online Journalism Award. ICFJ Knight Fellow Shaheryar Popalzai helped the Tribune to plan the story content and presentation for the project. He also managed its technical development.

September
9
2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: African Fund for Innovative Journalism Accepting Entries

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_As part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field.

September
7
2016

Million-Dollar Fund Launched for Media Innovation in Africa

Media pioneers and organizations in Africa will benefit from a new $1 million fund designed to spur digital innovation that can improve news distribution, revenue flows and audience engagement in news coverage about the health and well-being of Africans.

The new innovateAFRICA Fund offers seed money, technology support and expert mentorship to media organizations and individual innovators.

“African media are experimenting with digital journalism, but the steadily worsening market situation facing mainstream media often has a chilling influence on the rea

September
1
2016

Why I'm Using a Battlefield Simulator to Train Journalists

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Journalists and citizens alike need to be prepared to face the unexpected, including getting caught in the middle of gunfire, as has happened in recent attacks in Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Baghdad, San Bernardino, Orlando and Dallas.

September
1
2016

Tips for Getting Your Newsroom Started With Facebook Live

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Up until 2015, a news organization livestream mostly consisted of running a feed of their video content on their websites. Generally speaking, livestreaming equipment was considered costly. But Facebook Live changed that, making it easy for anyone to stream anything they wanted using just their cellphones and a decent internet connection.

How does that help news organizations? For starters, it helps them reach a wider audience with little to no cost.

August
16
2016

Meet ICFJ’s New Director of Innovation

The International Center for Journalists has named Oren Levine as its first Director of Innovation. An engineer by training, Levine will further enhance ICFJ’s digital journalism programs and strengthen internal expertise and systems. He will play a crucial role in reinforcing ICFJ’s position as a leader at the intersection of high-quality journalism and new technology.

Levine has extensive experience working at media and technology companies.

August
16
2016

ICFJ Knight Fellow Challenge: Steal My Tool!

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Known as media innovators, ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellows are creating tools and services that they are eager to share worldwide. They range from Aleph, software that searches large datasets for the names of people and companies, to Salama, an app that assesses a reporter’s risk and recommends ways to stay safe.

August
16
2016

Prestigious Group to Guide First Survey of Global Newsroom Tech

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has formed a committee of leading media representatives to help shape a pioneering survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media. The unique study, the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, will be administered by ICFJ with generous support from Storyful.

August
16
2016

Media Leaders in South Asia and Middle East Join ICFJ Board of Directors

Two prominent media executives working in South Asia and the Middle East have joined the International Center for Journalists' (ICFJ) board of directors. They are Bobby Ghosh, the new editor-in-chief at the Hindustan Times in New Delhi, and Saad Mohseni, chairman and CEO of MOBY Media Group, with holdings in South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

“We are thrilled to add such deep global perspective and expertise to our board,” said ICFJ Chairman Michael Golden.