Diversity Programs

We amplify underrepresented voices.

In Latin America and Africa, we have helped women journalists tell data-driven stories and become newsroom leaders. In Asia, we have trained citizen journalists to report on their own isolated villages, making governments more responsive to their needs. In the United States, we give international reporting opportunities to level the field for minority journalists. Such diversity programs foster a more robust and inclusive media.

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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.

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Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge

The Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge supports creative ways to produce and distribute high-quality content, leading to a better-informed public. This program offers grants of between US$5,000 and US$100,000 to applicants proposing innovative and entertaining projects to provide quality news and information to Russian-speaking populations in Eurasia.

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Mike O'Connor Scholarship for Mexican Journalists

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites Mexican journalists living in Mexico to apply for the Mike O’Connor Scholarship for Investigative Journalism. This scholarship, financed by the United States Embassy in Mexico, is dedicated to the memory of Mike O’Connor, American investigative journalist who worked tirelessly to protect Mexican journalists as part of his work for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

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Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2015

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.

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Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2014

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.