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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Fact-checkers Team Up With Social Media Influencers to Combat Misinformation in Nigeria

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March 16, 2021

The spread of misinformation around COVID-19 has demonstrated the power of social media platforms to give oxygen to misleading, potentially harmful news. This infodemic is especially glaring in Nigeria, where the use of social media alongside diminishing levels of trust in local media has fueled the spread of false information around vaccines, social distancing and other public health issues. 

How Two Mexican Media Startups Have Survived the COVID-19 Crisis

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March 16, 2021

Digital media startups over the past year have dealt with major economic and societal challenges due to COVID-19. Two independent news sites in Mexico, Verificado.com.mx and La Verdad de Ciudad Juárez, have not only weathered the global health crisis — they’ve managed to grow their newsrooms thanks to well-defined, flexible business models.

ICFJ-Backed Health Fellow Exposes Hugely Inflated Prices for Face Shields In El Salvador

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February 26, 2021

Authorities in El Salvador have fired an official and launched a probe into government contracts awarded during the COVID-19 pandemic after a report by a journalist on an ICFJ program. Her reporting showed that the government bought face shields from that official’s family company -- and at inflated prices. 

Latin American Health News Site is Filling the Information Void on COVID-19

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August 14, 2020

In Latin America, where the global pandemic has brought mass layoffs to newsrooms just when trustworthy information about the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial, the region’s only news site devoted exclusively to health reporting is providing unparalleled coverage of the health crisis.