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The latest news from the International Center for Journalists.

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.

August
16
2016

ICFJ Brings 360° Video to Pakistani Newsrooms

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Pakistan has made the leap into 360° video. As an ICFJ Knight Fellow, I worked in collaboration with The Express Tribune in Karachi to produce Pakistani media’s first experiment in virtual-reality video.

Why did we do this? Because 360° video is a visual storytelling tool with massive potential — both for planned projects and for live and breaking news. It provides viewers with a more in-depth, immersive experience, giving a first-person perspective on your story.

For our first story, we planned a series on heritage sites in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city.

August
11
2016

Six Tips for Working with African Newsrooms on Cross-border Journalism Projects

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The dramatic increase in mobile phones and internet connectivity across Africa in recent years has created new opportunities for reporters to collaborate on cross-border projects like the Panama Papers.

August
10
2016

The Digital Journalist's Toolbox: Audio

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Engaging and interactive journalism is still possible even without an extensive knowledge of coding. But how?

We’ve taken the guesswork out, scouring the internet to find the most accessible tools to create multimedia content. Below, you’ll find a collection of completely free applications that will do all the work for you — no coding required.

So far, we've highlighted useful tools for video and mapping. This week: audio.

August
8
2016

First-ever Drone Journalism Bootcamp Trains South African Reporters

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When and how can drones be used to improve storytelling? What are the rules that apply in different jurisdictions?

A group of South African journalists and civil rights organizations tackled these and other questions recently at the country’s first drone camp, a three-day, hands-on event in Cape Town organized by ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Roper.

August
8
2016

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Low-cost News Apps Give Smaller Organizations a "Push"

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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. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

August
2
2016

The Digital Journalist’s Toolbox: Video

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Engaging and interactive journalism is still possible even without an extensive knowledge of coding. But how?

We’ve taken the guesswork out, scouring the internet to find the most accessible tools to create multimedia content. Below, you’ll find a collection of completely free applications that will do all the work for you — no coding required.

This week: video.

YT2FB: It’s as simple as it sounds. This tool doesn’t exactly help with creating video, but it’s one of the most underrated video tools available.

July
29
2016

New ICFJ Knight Fellows Foster Collaboration Between Journalists and Technologists

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Technological innovations have created many opportunities for journalists to report and tell stories in new ways. As ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellows, Adi Eyal and David Lemayian will help to spark collaborations between journalists and developers on health and development reporting projects across Africa.

July
25
2016

The Digital Journalist’s Toolbox: Mapping

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Engaging and interactive journalism is still possible even without an extensive knowledge of coding. But how?

We’ve taken the guesswork out, scouring the internet to find the most accessible tools to create multimedia content. Below, you’ll find a collection of completely free applications that will do all the work for you — no coding required:

Google My Maps: This tool is probably the most familiar, simply because it mimics maps seen on a phone’s GPS. With My Maps, you can create your own customized Google map with pins, layers, text and photos.