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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Emerging Media Leaders

Emerging Media Leaders is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by ICFJ. This Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is an exchange program for media professionals (journalists, technologists, and media entrepreneurs) from Latin America and the Caribbean to harness the power of digital tools and create viable news businesses that provide news and information in the public interest.

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Emerging Media Leaders

Emerging Media Leaders is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by ICFJ. This Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is an exchange program for media professionals (journalists, technologists, and media entrepreneurs) from Latin America and the Caribbean to harness the power of digital tools and create viable news businesses that provide news and information in the public interest.

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Leap: ICFJ's News Innovation Lab

ICFJ’s goal is to identify the most pressing challenges affecting journalism and its mission to serve the public. Addressing those challenges requires creativity – and the time and support to think innovatively. That’s where ICFJ’s Leap news innovation program comes in.

Leap is a space to explore and shape the unfolding future of journalism.

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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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Engage: Training for Journalists and Creators in the MENA Region

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Meta Journalism Project, is supporting Arabic-speaking journalists and content creators with the latest digital skills, resources, and tools to boost their storytelling and amplify their reach through specialized training in four main areas: Storytelling, Video Reporting, Data Journalism, and Audience Development and Engagement.

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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

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.