Critical-Issues Reporting

We give journalists the expertise to cover complex topics.

From the global health pandemic to economic instability, from migration to religious strife, ICFJ’s programs help journalists better cover issues vital to people’s well-being.

Covering COVID-19

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Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

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Each year, outstanding media professionals from the United States, Canada and Germany are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries as part of The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program. The program offers young journalists, age 40 and under, the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as "foreign correspondents" for their hometown news organizations.

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2020 Road Safety Reporting Training of Trainers

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In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO),  ICFJ has previously extended opportunities to 84 journalists from 45 countries to participate in road safety reporting programs. These training sessions and global conferences work to deepen participants’ knowledge and expand their access to experts with the goal of raising awareness and

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IJNet Arabic Training Network Powered by Google News Initiative

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is partnering with the Google News Initiative to help journalists across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) embrace the era of digital journalism. In ICFJ’s recent global survey on how newsrooms are adapting to the digital age, ICFJ found that more than half

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The Tsinghua Global Business Journalism Program (GBJ)

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2017 Fall semester students visit the Beijing Review with Rick Dunham, GBJ Program Co-Director

Students selected for the Global Business Journalism Program (GBJ) learn how to cover global economics, financial markets and companies, with a spotlight on the China experience. All courses in the master's degree program are taught in English by renowned scholars and top foreign correspondents and journalists. Special attention is given to comparative studies of Chinese and Western stocks, bonds, currencies and government policies. Courses emphasize practical, hands-on training.

Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship

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CIFF Fellows in Geneva 2018

ICFJ’s Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship helps journalists improve news coverage of child health in their countries, while building a global network of reporters covering this critically important issue. These one-year fellowships provide mentoring from leading health journalists and access to experts on issues ranging from nutrition to early education.

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Countering State-Based COVID-19 Public Health Disinformation: Remote Training for Journalists and Media

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As disinformation around public health issues has become more prevalent, journalists and media professionals must navigate a complex information environment to report effectively around public health crises like COVID-19. 

ICFJ has partnered with CRDF Global, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, to provide journalists with the skills and strategies to properly identify and counter disinformation around health security issues.