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.

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.

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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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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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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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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Mastering Digital Video in Asia Pacific and Latin America

Newsrooms in the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions have the opportunity to grow their digital video storytelling, production and performance, through a masterclass from ICFJ and PROTO, supported by the Meta Journalism Project (MJP).  

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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.

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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.