ICFJ Programs in All Topics

  • HIV Prevention Reporting Fellowship

    The world has made major progress on HIV, notably in sub-Saharan Africa, where the HIV burden is greatest. Increased access to lifesaving treatment and prevention options has led to a steady decline in AIDS-related deaths and HIV incidence. Efforts are underway to build on these gains and expand access to proven tools, including approaches that protect vulnerable populations by preventing new HIV infections.

  • Pakistan: Introducing Immersive, Data-Driven Storytelling and Launching News Innovation Teams

    Shaheryar Popalzai is an ICFJ Knight Fellow transforming the way Pakistani newsrooms use the latest technologies to make their reporting more immersive and engaging, and building teams that can sustain that innovation. He has helped major newsrooms pioneer the use of 360͒ video and Facebook Live, and produce data-driven stories that have garnered international recognition.

    Popalzai started his fellowship working with The Express Tribune to help them reboot their Labs team with the goal of being an innovation engine for the news organization.

  • Nigeria: Generating new health and development-focused data sources to improve storytelling

    ICFJ Knight Fellow Temi Adeoye, a digital project manager and technologist, leads projects to generate data sources and develop new reporting tools to improve digital storytelling in Nigeria.

    Adeoye’s projects include “Dodgy Doctors,” an interactive tool that allows citizens to check whether their doctor is licensed to practice medicine. It was developed for Nigeria in partnership with Sahara Reporters, West Africa’s largest news site.

  • Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program

    We are no longer accepting applications for the Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program beginning in January 2016.

    The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.

  • 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.

  • Covering the Fight to Eradicate Malaria: A Fellowship for U.S. and Global Journalists

    Please note that the trip dates are now Nov. 1-7, 2015.

    Malaria kills roughly 584,000 people a year, predominantly children under the age of five, even though it's a treatable and preventable disease. Malaria is the deadliest and costliest disease in human history, and one of the few major global diseases that we can end in our lifetime.

    Many governments and foundations are spending millions of dollars to fight malaria, and the result has been historic progress against the disease.

  • News Corp Media Fellowship for Russian Journalists

    Working with ICFJ, News Corp will bring two Russian journalists to London, to spend 28 days at The Times of London and at The Wall Street Journal London Bureau.

    To complement the four-week program, ICFJ will design a three-day orientation in London, which will prepare the fellows for their time in the newsrooms. During the program they will have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues, experiencing how the newsrooms operate and the digital transformations affecting journalism.

  • Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Exchange Program

    After visiting the Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to learn about and discuss press freedom issues, Russian reporters in ICFJ's U.S.-Russia exchange program pause to take a photo in front of the White House.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young, English-speaking journalists from Russia to take part in the “Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program.” Five journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Monday, August 3, to Friday, August 21, 2015. Applicants must speak English.

  • Taller Regional de Técnicas de Investigación Periodística y Conferencia Regional de Periodismo de Datos

    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS y la Universidad Centroamericana “Jose Simeón Cañas” convocan a los periodistas de El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Panamá a participar en el taller regional sobre técnicas de investigación periodística y del encuentro de periodismo de datos que se compartirá con miembros de la Iniciativa.

    El curso estará a cargo de Daniel Lizarraga, coordinador de información y de investigaciones especiales de Aristegui Noticias (México); y Carlos Eduardo Huertas, director de la Iniciativa y de la organización CONNECTAS.

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  • Dow Jones Chicas Poderosas Fellowships

    Women in the developing world face great challenges breaking into IT and taking on leadership roles in the field – especially in news technology and design. Chicas Poderosas is addressing this challenge by helping to bring Latina women in the Americas into the forefront of digital journalism.

    Created in 2013 by visual storyteller Mariana Santos as part of her ICFJ Knight Fellowship, the Chicas Poderosas movement aims to increase the number of Latina women working directly with newsroom technology.

  • Kenya: Driving citizen engagement through data-driven stories on health and development

    Award-winning journalist Catherine Gicheru is an ICFJ Knight Fellow who is working to transform media coverage of health and development issues by introducing new digital and data-focused tools at Kenyan newsrooms. The goal: to drive media coverage that helps citizens access better care and services and that gives them a voice in decisions about public policies and government spending.

    Gicheru has already achieved important results.

  • Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2015

    The six 2015 Back in the Newsroom fellows at ICFJ's office.

    Building on the success of the 2014 program, ICFJ will host a new round of Back in the Newsroom Fellowships in 2015. In its first year, the program placed five journalism professors from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in cutting-edge newsrooms for the summer. This gave the fellows first-hand exposure to the latest thinking on content creation and delivery – information and skills they are using to revise their curricula and teaching methods to help students get internships and jobs.

  • Taller de Periodismo de Investigación en Paraguay (2015)

    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS y Foro de Periodistas Paraguayos (FOPEP) convocan a los periodistas paraguayos a participar en el taller sobre técnicas de investigación periodística.

  • Taller de Periodismo de Investigación en Nicaragua (2015)

    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS y la Universidad Americana (UAM) convocaban a los periodistas nicaragüenses a participar en el taller sobre técnicas de investigación periodística. El evento fue conducido por el periodista mexicano Jorge Luis Sierra, experto de temas de seguridad digital y el periodista colombiano Carlos Eduardo Huertas.

  • Taller de Periodismo de Investigación en México (2015)

    El Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ) en alianza con CONNECTAS y Periodistas de a Pie convocaba a los periodistas mexicanos a participar en el taller sobre técnicas de investigación periodística. El evento fue conducido por el periodista peruano Enrique Flor y el colombiano Carlos Eduardo Huertas. Además contaba con la participación de los mexicanos Darío Fritz y Alejandra Xanic como panelistas invitados.

  • Mejorando la calidad de las noticias e información: un proyecto de radios comunitarias en Guatemala (2015)

    Itinerario de capacitaciones | Click here to read this page in English.

    El International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) ampliará su proyecto actual de la Iniciativa Regional para el Periodismo de Investigación en las Américas para aumentar las habilidades de los periodistas y los voluntarios que trabajan para la radio comunitaria en toda Guat

  • Branding for media professionals

    As a part of the Unlocking the Economic Potential of Digital Media program, the International Center for Journalists organized a six-week online course on January 15, 2015 entitled "Branding for media professionals." The online course, created especially for this program, aimed to teach the 29 participants how to use digital tools to build their "brands" or promote their enterprises by cultivating an image or reputation.

  • India: Improving News Technologies and Access to Information

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Nasr ul Hadi works with media organizations in India to develop and expand the use of news technologies and improve access to quality information in the region.

    Hadi will help English- and Hindi-language newsrooms in India adopt a “digital supply chain” to integrate technology into all stages of news production – from collecting, verifying and analyzing data and other information to packaging, distribution and audience engagement.

  • Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Improving Sustainability in Investigative Journalism

    Knight International Journalism Fellow Christopher Guess works with a network of media organizations and investigative reporting centers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia to develop long-term sustainability plans and better management practices.

    Knight Fellow Christopher Guess develops long-term sustainability plans for investigative reporting centers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

    With the help of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Guess helps grant-funded organizations find new revenue streams and rely less on outside grants.

  • Can crime in Latin America be prevented?

    Versión en español

    Latin America and the Caribbean is the world´s most crime-ridden region. Its 2012 murder rate of nearly 24 per 100,000 citizens is amongst the world´s highest. One in five Latin Americans report having been victim of a robbery over the past year. The cost of crime varies from 2 percent of GDP to over 10 percent.

  • Training in Local Languages Will Help South Indian Journalists Use Social Media

    ICFJ trainer Pierre Kattar works with participants from ICFJ’s 2015 Roadblocks Along the New Silk Road program for South Asian journalists. Photo credit: Frank Folwell

    Vernacular journalists and bloggers often are at a disadvantage as news outlets around the world increasingly rely on social media and digital tools to engage audiences. They may lack the language and skills needed to meet the demands of an online newsroom.

    To help address this technology and information gap, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is creating a cutting-edge curriculum that will help media professionals and journalism educators learn to use social media to connect with audiences in three South Indian states.

  • Covering U.S. Midterm Elections: A Program for Burmese Journalists

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) selected 15 Burmese journalists to come to the United States during the 2014 mid-term elections. The program combined training, meetings and site visits with venues in Washington, D.C., as well as North Carolina and Louisiana. The mingling of training exercises and site visits in the nation’s capital and the opportunity to be on the front lines with their U.S.

  • Taller en línea de Producción Periodística (2014)

    El International Center for Journalists en alianza con CONNECTAS lanzó el segundo curso en línea que se enfocaba en técnicas de investigación, el uso de herramientas digitales, el periodismo de datos y protocolos de seguridad física y cibernética. El curso estaba disponible sólo para periodistas que residan en Ecuador, México, Nicaragua y Paraguay.

    El componente académico de la actividad era de cinco semanas, iniciando el 6 de octubre y finalizando el 7 de noviembre de 2014.

  • Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young, English-speaking journalists from Russia’s regions to take part in the “Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program.” Eleven journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Feb. 9 to 27, 2015.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites early-career, English-speaking journalists from Russia’s regions to take part in the “Russia-U.S.

  • 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.