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The Tsinghua Global Business Journalism Program (GBJ)

2017 Fall semester students visit the Beijing Review with Rick Dunham, GBJ Program Co-Director

Students selected for the Global Business Journalism Program (GBJ) learn how to cover global economics, financial markets and companies, with a spotlight on the China experience. All courses in the master's degree program are taught in English by renowned scholars and top foreign correspondents and journalists. Special attention is given to comparative studies of Chinese and Western stocks, bonds, currencies and government policies. Courses emphasize practical, hands-on training.

TruthBuzz: Making the Truth Go Viral

TruthBuzz is now recruiting five full-time Fellows to work in newsrooms in some of the most populous nations: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and the United States. Modeled on the ICFJ Knight Fellowships, the TruthBuzz Fellowship will embed experts in these outlets to 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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Illuminating Today's Japan for American Audiences

Three U.S.-based journalists will be selected for a 19-day reporting trip in Japan, to be conducted between May and September 2018, in the fifth year of ICFJ's "Illuminating Today's Japan for American Audiences" program. The participating journalists will work with an experienced Japanese interpreter and fixer, and are expected to dig into the economic, social, cultural, environmental and energy-policy challenges facing the country. ICFJ will consider program alumni for one spot.

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Engaging the Electorate: A Program Focusing on Elections Coverage and Multimedia Reporting for Cambodian Journalists

The application deadline for this program has passed.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with funding and support from the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, is seeking applicants for a program for Cambodian journalists focusing on election coverage. The program features an online course in Khmer, a study tour in the United States for selected participants, and individual online mentoring.

ICFJ will select up to 25 qualified Cambodian journalists from legitimate media outlets in Cambodia to participate in the online course.

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Illuminating Today’s Japan for American Audiences

A program, organized by ICFJ and funded by the United States-Japan Foundation, sent three U.S. journalists to Japan for 12-day reporting tours with the goal of shedding light on the relationship between the two nations and the aftermath of the disasters in March 2011. The participating journalists traveled in Japan for 12 days with an experienced Japanese journalist and interpreter, and were expected to dig into the economic, social, environmental and energy-policy challenges still facing Japan after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.