Media Innovation

We are leading the transformation of global journalism.

ICFJ helps the world’s truth tellers use technology to enhance news coverage and connect more deeply with their audiences. Early on, we identify – and spread – important trends, from data journalism to immersive storytelling. We nurture fact-checking groups and technologies at a time of rampant misinformation. And we are seeding successful news startups in the face of government crackdowns and changing business models. 

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IJNet Arabic Training Network Powered by Google News Initiative

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is partnering with the Google News Initiative to help journalists across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) embrace the era of digital journalism. In ICFJ’s recent global survey on how newsrooms are adapting to the digital age, ICFJ found that more than half

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The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms

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The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms is the first-ever global study on the adoption of new technologies in the news media. While the disruptions in today’s newsrooms have been widely examined, the study focused on a missing how journalists worldwide are embracing new technologies.

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

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is partnering with the Facebook Journalism Project to train thousands of journalists across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on using social media to support quality journalism. 

Participants in the Social Media Solutions program will learn practical skills in four key areas: verification,

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Open Data Panama

In recent years, Panama’s government has increased the availability of data to citizens. But this alone cannot transform governments. Media and civil society engagement must help unlock the potential of open data, make it clear and useful for citizens, and reveal information that can expose and prevent abuses of power.

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Abriendo Datos Panamá

En los años recientes, el gobierno de Panamá ha aumentado la disponibilidad de datos para los ciudadanos. Pero este acto solo no puede transformar el gobierno. La participación de los medios y la sociedad civil tiene que ayudar a abrir el potencial de los datos abiertos, para hacerlos claros y útiles

TruthBuzz: Making the Truth Go Viral

TruthBuzz recruited five full-time Fellows to work in newsrooms in some of the most populous nations: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and the United States. The Fellows will help reporters adopt compelling storytelling methods that improve the reach and impact of fact-checking and help “inoculate” audiences against false or misleading information.
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Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge

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.