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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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.

Why Collaboration is Vital in the Fight Against Disinformation

August 15, 2022

Disinformation remains a global problem knowing no borders — that isn't news. The key tactic for countering its harmful spread is collaboration among fact-checkers.

Take a case that occurred during our first few months running Factchequeado, a new initiative launched by Chequeado, from Argentina, and Maldita, from Spain, to counter disinformation circulating in Hispanic and Latino communities in the U.S. — which we’re so excited about!

ICFJ Calls on Guatemalan Authorities to Immediately Release José Rubén Zamora

August 1, 2022

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) joins press freedom and pro-democracy groups worldwide in strongly condemning the arrest of José Rubén Zamora, an internationally renowned, award-winning journalist and president of elPeriódico newspaper in Guatemala.

Innovative Fact-Checking Can Help Counter Disinformation About Elections

July 21, 2022

As preparation for elections get underway in countries such as Kenya and Nigeria, politicians and their supporters are investing time and resources into spreading mis- and disinformation that can sway public opinion and impact electoral outcomes. Africa’s youth bulge and a steady increase in internet adoption has aided the shift to social media as a medium of political expression.