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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

March
1
2010

Post-Copenhagen: Innovative Local Approaches to Climate Change

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In January, a month after the world climate summit in Denmark, a diverse group of nearly 50 journalists, experts and entrepreneurs traveled to Berlin, Hamburg and Copenhagen to discuss climate change, energy and their global economic impact. Most of them were alumni of transatlantic exchange programs like those sponsored by the Bosch Foundation, the Rias Berlin Commission, the German Marshall Fund and Fulbright Commission. Four were Burns alumni.

February
25
2010

News On the Public Service Journalism Course

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Now, it's a duo.

The journalist Fabiano Angélico has joined our ranks to be the assistant trainer for the Digital Tools for Public Service Journalism course, sponsored by AT&T, and offered by the ICFJ with the support of our partner Abraji, here in Brazil, in the months of April (online part) and May (in-presence activities).

Fabiano brings the best of both worlds.

February
24
2010

Burns Alumni Gather for 2010 Dinner in New York

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A crowd of about 100 alumni, trustees, staff and friends gathered for the annual Arthur F. Burns Fellowship alumni dinner at the Ritz Carlton in New York on February 23. They battled a fierce rainstorm to hear keynote speaker E. Gerald Corrigan, a managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and chairman of the firm’s regulated bank subsidiary.

February
20
2010

Periodistas de EEUU crean ecosistema de medios digitales

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Knight Digital Media Center acaba de publicar un listado de nuevos medios digitales fundados por periodistas profesionales. Por eso, el fracaso de los grandes medios no representa la muerte del periodismo.

February
15
2010

Maputo flooded after heavy rains

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Editors Note: Six hours of non-stop rain bring city to standstill in Mozambique.

It started with a tap-tap-tap on the window around 3 AM. Half asleep, I thanked the rain as a blessing, a respite from the scorching heat we’ve been having in Maputo, up to 38 Celsius.

The tap-tap-tap became a steady, non-stop, six-hour-long downpour. By 8 am, chunks of the city were cut off. People could not go to work.  In the Baixa, the financial centre downtown, by the bay, people were swimming with water at chest level. Muddy water flooded into banks and shops. Traffic stopped. Schools closed.

February
13
2010

El posible desastre que les espera a los medios latinoamericanos

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El Grupo Prisa, la empresa matriz del diario El País de España, está en aprietos por su agobiante deuda y debe vender algunos afiliados.

Francia subvenciona periódicos con 600 millones de euros para salvarlos.

February
12
2010

Periodismo digital en latinoamérica: maestrías, diplomados y especializaciones

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Para ver todo en forma de hoja de cálculo (spreadsheet), pulse aquí.

February
12
2010

Empresarios emergentes apoyan periodismo independiente en Etiqueta Negra

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La revista peruana Etiqueta Negra ha logrado una posición envidiable: tiene reputación mundial por sus crónicas y ensayos así como independencia editorial por su forma de financiarse.

Varios han escrito acerca del modelo periodístico del medio, pero no del modelo de negocios que lo hace posible.

La versión de la revista en la Web atrae a una audiencia de 90.000 usuarios al mes pero no genera ingresos. En cambio la circulación impresa de solamente 3.000 ejemplares mensuales atrae publicidad sustantiva.

February
12
2010

8 modelos de financiamiento que puedes seguir para lanzar tu propio medio digita

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¿Conoces otros modelos interesantes? Por favor, envíame la información para que la agregue a este blog y la ponga a disposición de todos los periodistas que quieran crear sus propios medios.

  1. Etiqueta Negra de Perú: Los hermanos Jara tenían una imprenta y crearon esta revista de cultura y periodismo narrativo para atraer a un nuevo grupo de clientes comerciales.
February
2
2010

A Shining Example

An award from the Minister of Health is just one prize for Daily Mail's malaria reporting, as journalists see rates of the disease drop.