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. The result: sustainable, trustworthy journalism that serves the public interest. Learn more.

What’s more, ICFJ's unparalleled network of global media professionals multiply the reach and impact of the ICFJ Knight Fellows’ work, seeding a truly global culture of news innovation.​​​​​ 

ICFJ Knight Fellowships

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Velocidad to Help Latin American News Startups Accelerate Revenue Growth

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April 12, 2019

A pioneering initiative announced today will identify and invest $1.5 million in promising news media startups in Latin America and accelerate their efforts to grow into thriving businesses.

Called Velocidad (“Velocity” in English), the accelerator program will provide both funding and expert consulting for news startups operating in Latin America. Velocidad is funded by Luminate and run by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and SembraMedia.

Three Key Strategies for Combating Disinformation

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March 7, 2019

Looking for innovative solutions to fight the scourge of disinformation? Our ICFJ Fellows have come up with three strategies.

New Study Offers a “Starting Point” for Teaching Media Entrepreneurs in Latin America

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January 28, 2019

In Latin America, where news entrepreneurs are an important source of independent news, a growing number of students are interested in learning the skills to launch and sustain media startups. Yet fewer than 3 percent of the universities in Latin America that teach journalism and communications offer courses in entrepreneurship, a new study has found.

‘Implant Files’ Investigation Sheds Light on Dark Side of Medical Devices

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January 22, 2019

Defective medical devices — and the lack of laws or enforcement against them — have killed thousands of patients around the world and put millions more at risk. Deficient implants may be poorly constructed or use untested or fake medical materials. Shoddy implants may fail, causing pain, loss of mobility and even death. Yet, in my country and many others, few people were aware of the hazards. The multi-million-dollar medical implant and medical device companies are shrouded in a myriad of scandals related to conflicts of interest, corruption and abusive practices toward patients.