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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To Make Fact-Checking Go Viral, 'Silence is Golden'

December 21, 2017

When it comes to compelling videos, silence is golden. This was one of the key insights from the recent TruthBuzz webinar by two experts in fact-checking and creative storytelling. The webinar featured Giovanni Zagni from Italy's Pagella Politica and Catherine Gicheru from Kenya's PesaCheck, and was moderated by ICFJ Director of Innovation Oren Levine.

ICFJ Fellow Guides Multimedia Collaboration that Sets New Bar for Digital Reporting in Nigeria

December 7, 2017

When journalists Bukola Adebayo and Tina Armstrong started reporting on coastal communities living in Lagos, Nigeria, they wanted to focus on the socioeconomic issues affecting the population’s quality of life, with the hope of bringing attention to the plight of these sometimes marginalized communities.

ICFJ Knight Fellow Omar Mohammed

ICFJ Knight Fellows Share Digital Tools, Projects at Top U.S. Journalism Conference

October 10, 2017

Five International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Knight Fellows showcased their work before an audience of 3,000 U.S. journalists and media leaders at the 2017 Online News Association (ONA) conference October 5-7 in Washington, D.C. At the conference, ICFJ Knight Fellows spoke on panels, gave lightning talks and led roundtable discussions, spotlighting tools, services and ideas from their projects that could be adopted by U.S. newsrooms. Our Fellows work with news outlets around the world to spur a global culture of media innovation and experimentation.

2017 Knight International Award Winners Chronicle the Human Toll of Extremism

May 31, 2017

Journalists from Pakistan and Syria whose work exposed extremism and inhumanity in their countries are winners of the 2017 Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced.