Media Innovation

We are leading the transformation of global journalism.

As technology transforms our industry, ICFJ trailblazers are developing new ways to gather information, tell data-driven stories and engage audiences through interactive techniques.

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News Corp Media Fellowship for International Journalists

The News Corp Media Fellowship offers international reporters and editors an immersive, hands-on experience in some of the world’s most digitally advanced newsrooms. Fellows learn firsthand how these top outlets are navigating the changing journalism landscape. By shadowing reporters and editors across different departments, the fellows gain a comprehensive understanding of how an innovative news outlet operates in the digital age, and bring back new skills to transform their own newsrooms. 

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Africa Regional Journalism Workshops

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In partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Africa Regional Services (ARS), the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) is excited to provide an in-depth training program focused on equipping African journalists with relevant resources, tools, and knowledge covering existing and new challenges, such as COVID-19 and disinformation.

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Datos Abiertos Ecuador

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Basado en el éxito de los programas Datos Abiertos Panamá y Datos Abiertos Costa Rica, el programa periodístico “Datos Abiertos Ecuador” intenta conectar periodistas, defensores de la Sociedad civil, y especialistas de datos para colaborar en proyectos que usan los datos públicos para producir historias de profundidad sobre temas de interés público como corrupción, seguridad, gobernanza, igualdad de género, inmigración ilegal, y tráfico ilícito. El programa para periodistas de Ecuador permitirá a los participantes aprender como identificar y acceder a datos públicos. Los participantes también aprenderán como usar herramientas digitales para procesar y publicar investigaciones periodísticas basadas en datos al tiempo que se estimula la participación de la sociedad civil.  Los participantes aprenderán como utilizar las herramientas para la visualización de datos para mejorar la narración de historias.

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Social Media Solutions Training for Journalists in the Middle East and North Africa

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Continuing our partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is expanding our work with journalists in the Middle East and North Africa by equipping participants with the latest tools to sort fact from fiction online and use social media to support quality journalism. 

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A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America

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A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America is creating a network of journalists, technologists and media entrepreneurs across the region. This network is harnessing the power of digital tools to create sustainable news businesses that provide news and information in the public interest.
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Open Data Costa Rica

Building off its Open Data project in Panama, Open Data Costa Rica aims to link journalists, civil society advocates, and data experts to collaborate on projects that expose development problems on topics like corruption, security, governance, gender inequality, illegal immigration, and illicit trafficking.

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Dow Jones Foundation Webinar Series

Thanks to generous support from the Dow Jones Foundation, ICFJ is able to bring cutting-edge reporting tips and storytelling techniques to thousands of webinar participants across the globe. Over the past two years, we’ve quintupled our audience size and now reach more than 6,000 journalists, bloggers and students annually. ICFJ Knight Fellows working in Latin America, South Asia and Africa led our most recent webinars.

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Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge

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The Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge supports creative ways to produce and distribute high-quality content, leading to a better-informed public. This program offers grants of between US$5,000 and US$100,000 to applicants proposing innovative and entertaining projects to provide quality news and information to Russian-speaking populations in Eurasia.