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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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

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Anti Viral Media Squad Moldova - ProFact Moldova Network

ICFJ is launching a new program in Moldova designed to strengthen local networks of media creators to counter disinformation in the country. This program will empower journalists, media professionals and civil society activists with products they need for engaging and creative storytelling based on fact-checking and social media monitoring.

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.

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Dow Jones Chicas Poderosas Digital Fellowships

Women in the developing world face even greater challenges than their developed-world counterparts breaking into IT and taking leadership roles in the field – especially when it comes to news media. Chicas Poderosas is addressing this challenge by helping to bring Latina women in the Americas into the forefront of digital journalism.

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Improving Data-Journalism Skills in Morocco

In October 2016, the International Center for Journalists, in partnership with Code for Africa, will bring together 75 journalists, editors, technologists, civic watchdogs and digital designers in Casablanca, Morocco, for an intensive, three-day data boot camp.