Global exchanges

Global Exchanges

We deepen understanding on issues of vital importance.

Each year, ICFJ embeds scores of international journalists in U.S. newsrooms, where they build lasting partnerships and exchange skills. U.S. journalists have the opportunity to go abroad, reporting under-covered stories and bringing international insights to their home audiences. These efforts not only improve coverage  they help to reduce stereotypes among journalists and the audiences they reach.

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Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

2018 Burns Fellows

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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U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism

The U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism program builds lasting connections between Pakistani journalists and their U.S. counterparts, with the goal of raising understanding in media organizations and among their audiences about each other’s countries.

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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. 

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Reporting Tour for Arab Journalists

In recent years, Eastern European countries have been overrun with propaganda and disinformation, resulting in a decline of public trust in the media. As the misinformation crisis expands rapidly across borders, it’s more important than ever for journalists of different backgrounds to come together to find solutions.

The International Center

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Reporting Tour for Egyptian Journalists in South Korea and Japan

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) conducted a reporting and fact-finding tour for eight Egyptian journalists in South Korea and Japan in early 2018. With the rising threat and uncertainty over North Korea’s nuclear arms program, the tour was a timely immersion for the Egyptian journalists in information about the threats that loom over South Korea and Japan, two countries that, like Egypt, are important U.S. partners.

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Illuminating Today's Japan for American Audiences

Three U.S.-based journalists will be selected for a 19-day reporting trip in Japan, to be conducted between May and September 2018, in the fifth year of ICFJ's "Illuminating Today's Japan for American Audiences" program. The participating journalists will work with an experienced Japanese interpreter and fixer, and are expected to dig into the economic, social, cultural, environmental and energy-policy challenges facing the country. ICFJ will consider program alumni for one spot.

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Training the Next Generation of Malian Media Professionals

In partnership with the U.S. State Department, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) brought four Malian journalists to the United States for a professional internship program. The visiting journalists had the opportunity to observe U.S. newsrooms operations as well as learn new skills to enhance their journalism careers. The program sought to accomplish the following: to demonstrate U.S. and international journalistic practices and ethics through practical, hands-on experience.