Reporting Fellowship for North America-Based Journalists Spotlights UN Sustainable Development Goals

Journalists working in North America were invited to apply for a reporting fellowship in New York focusing on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The goals aimed to “end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.”

The ICFJ-United Nations Foundation Reporting Fellowship gave 10 journalists access to global experts and policymakers who focus on topics ranging from poverty and health to education and the environment. In advance of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly session, the fellows participated in briefings and roundtable discussions with experts. Through hands-on sessions, they learned about new data and storytelling strategies to help them cover these critically important issues. During and after the Sept. 18-20 fellowship, the journalists produced one to two in-depth, contextual stories related to the sustainable development goals.

This fellowship opportunity was open to journalists (from any country) working in North America. ICFJ covered all transportation costs, hotel and meal expenses for the fellows.

For information or questions, contact Lanaea Featherstone,

ICFJ and UN Foundation webinar for English-speaking journalists
Program Dates:
9/18/2016 - 9/20/2016
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Lanaea Featherstone
Director, Strategic Partnerships


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