Financial Sustainability

We help independent news thrive.

ICFJ is helping news organizations develop new business strategies and diversify revenue – ensuring that independent news sources survive in a time of unprecedented economic challenges.

News Corp Media Fellowship for International Journalists

The News Corp Media Fellowship offers international reporters and editors an immersive, hands-on experience in some of the world’s most digitally advanced newsrooms. Fellows learn firsthand how these top outlets are navigating the changing journalism landscape. By shadowing reporters and editors across different departments, the fellows gain a comprehensive understanding of how an innovative news outlet operates in the digital age, and bring back new skills to transform their own newsrooms. 

ICFJ Knight Fellowships

The ICFJ Knight Fellowships instill a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide. Fellows help journalists and news organizations adopt new technologies to enhance their news gathering, storytelling, editorial workflows, audience engagement and business models.
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Elevate: Helping News Businesses Thrive

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Elevate, ICFJ´s news business hub, is a mind-changing global program focused on helping C-level journalists who are running small and medium-sized media outlets develop their business skills so that their newsrooms can become sustainable and grow. 

The program is a “real-life MBA.” It is an opportunity for journalists to

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Velocidad: Promoting Independent Digital Journalism in Latin America

Velocidad is a pioneering initiative to accelerate the growth of independent news media in Latin America.  Velocidad (“Velocity” or “Speed” in English) is an accelerator program that will invest up to $1.5 million in funding and expert consulting for news startups publishing content in Portuguese or Spanish. 
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Supporting Beirut: Response and Recovery Fund

Following the 2020 Beirut explosion, ICFJ partnered with the Facebook Journalism Project to support journalists and news organizations affected by the devastating blast. The initiative helped local news outlets that suffered damage to infrastructure and resources get back on their feet. In fall of 2021, ICFJ will administer the second phase of the program, designed to help Lebanese journalists and newsrooms boost their audience engagement strategies and strengthen their business operations. 

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Building Your Brand: Training and Grants for U.S. Journalists of Color

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)  are pleased to partner on a program to help underrepresented journalists across the United States build up their portfolio, strengthen their brand, and engage wider audiences.

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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. 

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Improving Broadcast and Online News in Kazakhstan

The International Center for Journalists is partnering with the U.S. Embassy in Astana to help newsrooms in Kazakhstan improve their quality of reporting and attract and engage local audiences.