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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New ICFJ Knight Fellows Aim to Reinvent Health, Gender and Development Storytelling in India

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May 10, 2017

How do you use the latest digital technologies to improve storytelling on health, gender and development issues? Just ask ICFJ’s four new Knight Fellows, who are leading the charge. They will offer their storytelling expertise, multimedia assistance and data skills to help journalists at two of the country’s most widely read news organizations.

How U.S Publishers Are Using a New App to Reach Mobile Users More Affordably

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March 16, 2017

Now that the majority of Americans access news on their mobile devices, U.S. newsrooms must grab attention on those devices--or risk irrelevance. But developing and maintaining effective mobile apps from scratch is often too expensive for small publishers.

InnovateAFRICA: Digital Fact-checking and Watchdog Projects Win $1 Million

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March 9, 2017

A pan-African fact-checking network, citizen science in Durban shantytowns and a graphic journalism hub are among the latest winners of seed grants from innovateAFRICA, the continent’s largest fund for digital journalism experimentation.

The 22 winning digital projects will receive $1 million in funding and technology support from innovateAFRICA, which is managed by Code for Africa as part of ICFJ's wider data journalism initiative in the region.

16 Free Digital Tools Created by ICFJ Knight Fellows That Any Newsroom Can Use

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March 2, 2017

The ICFJ Knight Fellows are global media innovators who foster news innovation and experimentation to deepen coverage, expand news delivery and better engage citizens. As part of their work, they’ve created tools that they are eager to share with journalists worldwide.

Two ICFJ Knight Fellows, Jorge Luis Sierra and Shaheryar Popalzai, are speaking at the 2017 NICAR conference in Jacksonville, Florida, on March 2-5.