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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Economist: Digital Startups are Scooping Mainstream Media in Latin America

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July 19, 2018

An article in The Economist spotlights how hard-hitting digital media startups are upending traditional news organizations in Latin America. It documents the trend with findings from SembraMedia, a nonprofit led by ICFJ Knight Fellow Janine Warner.

How International Media Innovators Can Enhance U.S. Journalism

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June 20, 2018

Good ideas know no geographic bounds. That’s why we’re bringing the amazing work of our ICFJ Knight Fellows to U.S. newsrooms. And it’s why I hope U.S. journalists will consider how they can collaborate with our Fellows. ICFJ Knight Fellows are journalists and technology experts who lead transformative media projects around the world.

PesaCheck 2017 Fact-Checking Kenya's Repeat Presidential Election

PesaCheck Partners with Zimbabweans to Monitor Coverage of Historic Presidential Election

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June 20, 2018

Zimbabweans go to the polls at the end of July for a historic vote - the first since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power. As they do, getting accurate and timely information will undoubtedly be a challenge. Elections in any country are often accompanied by serious outbreaks of misinformation.

Today’s Newsrooms Need to Show Impact. Here’s How.

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June 13, 2018

Showing the impact of journalism is more vital than ever. After all, if our coverage leads to improvements in communities, then our readers will come back for more. That said, most newsrooms focus on other metrics. They gather analytics to show their reach.