ICFJ Programs in Environment

  • Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists

    The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news. The program helps level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.

    In previous years, fellows have produced 179 stories, enriching their communities with new perspectives on global issues.

  • Covering Road Safety

    Meet the 2015 Fellows here.

    Our roads are killing us. More than 1.24 million people die and between 20 and 50 million are injured each year in traffic-related incidents.

    To help improve coverage of this global public health crisis, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) named 25 journalists as Road Safety Journalism Fellows.

  • Vietnam-U.S. Reporting Program: Marking Two Decades of U.S.-Vietnamese Relations

    Trung tâm báo chí quốc tế (ICFJ) đang tìm kiếm các ứng viên cho Chương trình Đưa tin Việt Nam - Hoa Kỳ. Chương trình này có một khóa học trực tuyến, tua tham quan học tập và tư vấn cá nhân để kỷ niệm 20 năm thiết lập quan hệ ngoại giao giữa Hoa Kỳ và Việt Nam.

    60 nhà báo Việt Nam đủ điều kiện sẽ được ICFJ lựa chọn để tham gia chương trình. Khóa học trực tuyến sẽ được tổ chức trong năm tuần, bắt đầu từ ngày 05 tháng Một năm 2015 và kết thúc vào ngày 06 tháng Hai năm 2015. Khóa học sẽ tập trung vào các vấn đề về song phương và toàn cầu.

  • ICFJ-United Nations Foundation Climate Change Journalism Fellowships: United States

    As fluctuating temperatures and destructive natural disasters increasingly create global crises, it is clear that "climate change" is no longer just a phenomenon discussed by scientists.

  • ICFJ/United Nations Foundation Climate Change Journalism Fellowship: Europe, Asia and Africa

    As fluctuating temperatures and destructive natural disasters increasingly create global crises, it is clear that "climate change" is no longer just a phenomenon discussed by scientists. The topic of extreme weather is at the forefront of local and international news coverage.

    Photo courtesy of NASA

  • Reporting the Power Struggle: Energy News Coverage in Baja California, Mexico 2013

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    The program will train journalists on reporting techniques ranging from online digital mapping to crowdsourcing and data journalism.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) proposes to bolster the scant media coverage of the unfolding situation by offering local and national journalists an unparalleled opportunity to learn firsthand from key sources about the energy challenge as well as learn new digital tools for more in-depth reporting and compelling storytelling.

  • The Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ)

    Professional journalists participate in a short TV documentary production module at the CEJ in Karachi.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), along with Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), have established the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi, Pakistan. The CEJ serves as a hub for the professional development, training and networking of Pakistani journalists and media professionals from all parts of the country. It also welcomes journalists from around the world to participate in its programs.

  • Brazil: Expand the Use of Satellite Mapping and Other Technologies to Improve Environmental Reporting

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Gustavo Faleiros is building on the success of his 2012 Knight International Journalism Fellowship, when he launched a digital map that uses satellite feeds and other publicly available data to monitor the Amazon Basin region. He is expanding the map, called InfoAmazonia, to make it possible for news websites to easily generate and publish customized maps on the environment.

  • Brazil: Launch a Digital Map That Uses Open Data to Monitor the Amazon

    Gustavo Faleiros is a Knight International Journalism Fellow based in Brazil who has created a comprehensive online map that makes extensive use of data to track the deteriorating environment of the nine-country Amazon region. The map—a mash-up of existing technologies such as satellite images, open data and media and social-media feeds—is hosted by partner O Eco, an environmental news site, and supported by a grant from Internews.

  • The Henry Luce Foundation Program to Promote Excellence in Global Coverage of Religion

    Continuing its efforts to improve coverage of religion around the world, ICFJ has launched a two-year program for American and international journalists who cover religious issues. By improving professional skills and increasing the dialogue around religion, ICFJ hopes to encourage journalists to engage the subject more openly and free of bias, and simultaneously more respectfully and critically. The program activities will include two online courses and international joint reporting projects,

    The program is designed to:

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  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Build a Network of Climate-Change Reporters

    As a Knight International Development Fellow, Joachim Buwembo helped form a network of journalists across Africa who cover climate change. His participants now are part of the Baobab Coalition, a cross-border network of journalists reporting on climate change adaptation and sharing resources. The 20-nation initiative launched as part of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Africa Adaptation Program.

  • Indonesia: Launch a Mobile Environmental News Service for Rural Communities

    Harry Surjadi recruited and trained more than 150 citizen journalists living in the most-remote areas of Borneo to send news reports via text messaging using the FrontlineSMS system to Ruai TV, a station in the provincial capital. The service also allows subscribers from mainstream media, the government, and activist organizations to receive the news reports.

  • Escucha! Taking Community Radio Digital in the Americas

    The International Center for Journalists aims to build stronger and better-informed communities of Latin American immigrants by creating a corps of community radio reporters and citizen journalists who will develop and share higher-quality multimedia programming across stations and borders.

  • Tanzania: Put the Spotlight on Rural Development

    Joachim Buwembo helped to create Kilimo Kwanza (Agriculture First), now a financially vibrant weekly publication focusing on agriculture issues. The eight-page supplement is published in English and Kiswahili by the Guardian Newspapers, the country’s top independent newspaper group.

    Since it began, the supplement has featured more than 200 stories. Some reports led to new bank loans for farmers to buy imported tractors that lay idle as well as to increased government investment in dairy equipment and irrigation.

  • The California Clean Air Workshop (III)

    Air pollution has a heavy impact on the Hispanic, Asian, African-American, and other minority communities in California. Our 2008 workshop, the third in a series, focused on pollution in the San Joaquin Valley.

  • Disaster Coverage Program for Hispanic Journalists

    How well prepared are journalists from the U.S. Hispanic media and the media organizations of Latin America, which typically have far fewer resources, to provide ample coverage? How much less prepared are the people whom these journalists serve when they confront disaster? How well prepared are the journalists themselves, who are after all among the ranks of “first responders” at the scene of any disaster?

    To provide answers to these questions, ICFJ developed an 8-day training program for 14 U.S.

  • Covering Community Forest Management

    A workshop for Mexican Journalists

    Oaxaca, Mexico, April 3-6, 2008

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) held a workshop on covering community forestry and forest conservation. Applications were welcomed from Mexican journalists who wished to sharpen their skills for reporting on communal forest management. Approximately 80 percent of Mexico’s forests are managed by communities, mostly called “ejidos.” Researcher David Bray has described these as potentially global models for sustainable management of tropical forest lands.

  • India: Cultivating Greener Coverage

    In India, Knight International worked with TERI, one of the world's premier environmental research organizations, to raise the level of environmental reporting in a country seriously affected by global warming. Along with TERI, Knight Fellow Arul Louis held a summit on the environment for top editors and convinced many to expand coverage.

  • Indonesia: Expand Environmental Coverage

    Knight International worked with newspapers and radio stations to create weekly environmental reports in Indonesia, a country facing deforestation, over-fishing, mining and pollution.

  • Building Awareness of Conservation in the Caucasus

    Sponsored by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, this program was designed to boost the capacity and motivation of journalists in the Caucasus region to report on conservation of biological diversity. The program was tailored to address the key issues facing each country, such as better management of protected areas, increasing the number and size of protected areas, controls on damaging activities, and other conservation issues of public interest.

  • Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2014

    The Back In the Newsroom Fellowship will help journalism educators see firsthand the new skills needed for students to succeed in today’s newsrooms.

    Back In The Newsroom is a fellowship program that brings five professors from historically black colleges and universities to spend a summer working in digitally advanced U.S. news organizations. This “internship” will help journalism educators see firsthand the new skills needed for students to succeed in today’s newsrooms.

    The fellows will update their digital skills, develop cutting-edge curricula and strengthen relations between these newsrooms and their schools. The program will help improve diversity at leading U.S.