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, among others. 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 spirit of innovation in journalism.​​​ 

Fellowships are currently filled, but if you have an innovative idea that transforms the journalism landscape in your area, please get in touch. 

ICFJ Knight Fellowships

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5 Tips for Launching a Media Startup

April 10, 2023
I'm a woman journalist from the Middle East who has witnessed the critical need for independent media in the region. Here are my top five recommendations for fellow media entrepreneurs launching startups of their own, drawing from lessons learned during my time with MADRAJ and from working with our innovators.

Fighting Disinformation in the U.S. and Beyond

December 8, 2022

At ICFJ, we have long worked to help journalists fight the scourge of rampant disinformation in countries from Brazil to India to Nigeria. The prevalence of falsehoods during the recent U.S. midterm elections is the latest reminder why that work is just as vital in our own backyard.

We have responded to the need with programs to fight the tide of disinformation in U.S. Spanish-speaking audiences and to amplify trustworthy sources in coverage of everything from the New Mexico governor’s race to Tuesday’s Georgia Senate runoff.

We can’t do this important work without your support, and we invite you to consider making a contribution to ICFJ as we approach the end of the year.

10 Types of Mis- and Disinformation to Watch Out For Ahead of the U.S. Midterm Elections

November 3, 2022

Here’s a breakdown of 10 types of electoral disinformation you are likely to come across on social media, or on the websites of disinformation-peddling outfits masquerading as legitimate media outlets.

How ICFJ Knight Fellows Are Helping "Leap" Newsrooms Innovate

October 20, 2022
In the past two weeks, you heard about our Leap Innovation Lab and saw some of the creative solutions for building trust and transparency in journalism. What you don’t see behind the scenes is the role that ICFJ Knight Fellows past and present played as mentors for the projects.