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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Tips for Building Networks to Reach Audiences and Drive Impact

March 25, 2024

The impact journalists can create in their communities is often dependent on how widely their reporting is consumed. 

In their efforts to gain traction that might spur positive change, journalists might not realize just how many of their colleagues are working on the very same issues in other communities or parts of the world. 

Embracing AI: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

March 18, 2024

Concerns around GenAI notwithstanding – its potential to spread mis- and disinformation, and fears it could replace journalism jobs, among them – media leaders should consider how to use the technology to uplift their work. If utilized responsibly and ethically, AI can improve how news is produced and consumed.

It’s Not About AI: Toward a User-Centric, Sustainable Future for Journalism

March 11, 2024
Hi, my name is Mattia Peretti and I’m a 2024 ICFJ Knight Fellow. I became a fellow to explore how generative AI can be used by news organizations to better serve their communities, and I’ve spent the last four weeks talking with many smart people in the industry to make sense of this problem statement and figure out what to build from it. 

Calling Media Leaders Globally: Apply Now for the ICFJ Knight Fellowships

February 2, 2024

The International Center for Journalists is excited to open applications for the 2024 ICFJ Knight Fellowships, marking the fellowship’s 30th year of fostering innovative journalism practices across the globe. The fellowships are made possible by the longtime support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.