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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An App is Helping Save the Lives of Young Men in South Africa’s Eastern Cape

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December 19, 2018

In South Africa’s Eastern Cape, where circumcision of teen boys is a rite of passage to adulthood, unlicensed surgeons too often cause injury and even death. To help reduce the number of botched circumcisions, a pioneering web app developed in partnership with ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Roper is connecting young men with trained surgeons.

ICFJ Knight Fellow Named Among Africa’s Most Influential

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December 13, 2018

Kenyan journalist Catherine Gicheru, an ICFJ Knight Fellow who champions fact-checking, data and digital innovation to improve the quality of news coverage, has been named by New African magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2018.

Fact-Checking Zimbabwe’s Election: How Online Misinformation Was Tracked During Zimbabwe’s Long-Awaited Vote

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October 31, 2018

When Zimbabwe held its long-awaited presidential election earlier this year, a group of fact-checkers were ready to track fake news and misinformation spread on social media and elsewhere during the tense voting to replace Robert Mugabe.

ICFJ’s “Steal My Tool” Event Showcases Collaborative Journalism Tools and Projects

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September 24, 2018

Featured projects ranged from a tool that can help verify video in near real-time to an open-source platform for managing the editorial process. Speakers discussed the tools and shared tips during five-minute lightning talks.