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HKS AKF Agreement Press Release

Transforming Leadership for 21st Century Africa The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (AKU GSMC) is set to host a pioneering suite of courses designed to transform leadership in Africa. Launching in November 2017, Transforming Leadership for 21st Century Africa brings together two world class courses designed to equip executives with the […]

Reflections from SAMI Workshop: Citizens Have a Voice, but Journalists Have a Megaphone

By Tammy Mehdi, Communications, Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) We had a few minutes to collect our thoughts before being pulled into an interview on a low-budget equivalent of Hardball with Chris Matthews. I was visibly flushed as I tried to remind myself to speak slowly and sit upright in front of the camera. […]

Hearst Journalism Fellowships

Tomorrow’s journalists won’t be satisfied by simply telling stories; they will be creating immersive experiences that let audiences get involved with their reporting. The forward-thinking tools you’ll need are being used at Hearst today. If you have the skills, passion and determination to be a journalist of the future – a trained professional who knows […]

Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP)

Founded in 1989, the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building. HRAP capitalizes on its affiliation with Columbia University and its location in New York City to provide grassroots leaders the tools, knowledge, access, and networks to promote the realization of human rights and strengthen their […]

2016 Post-Study Tour Webinar (English-Speaking sub-Saharan Africa)

Join ICFJ and our 2015 and 2016 Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest winners for a live webinar focused on key health topics! The webinar will feature our contest winners and health experts based in English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. Topics of discussion will include: sanitation, hygiene, and heart disease. The journalists will highlight their work, […]

African data journalism fund launches new contest for stories on gender equality and the challenges women face in accessing health care and services

Journalists in six African countries — South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria — can win a fully paid study tour to major United States newsrooms as part of a new impactAFRICA reporting contest. impactAFRICA is seeking stories that shed light on the challenges women and girls face in accessing health care and health […]

How the media can better understand the fake news phenomenon

Traditional news organizations made a deal with the devil when they turned to social media and search engine optimization to gain digital audience and revenue. They recruited “community managers” to raise their profile on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like. They tagged their articles to raise them in search results. The devilish side of the […]

Reporting Contest on Early Childhood Development

Journalists in Asia, Africa and Latin America have a chance to win a prestigious international study tour as part of a contest to recognize the best stories on early childhood development. ICFJ will recognize in-depth, investigative or innovative reporting that has helped raise awareness on issues such as early nutrition, early child care, early education […]

Call for Entries: $1 Million innovateAFRICA Fund For Digital Media

The new innovateAFRICA Fund is offering media pioneers on the continent $1 million in support for leapfrog technologies or digital innovation. The support programme offers a combination of seed funding, technology support and expert mentorship. It is open to both mainstream media organisations and individual innovators. Project proposals that focus on strengthening audience engagement with […]

The Secrets to Getting Journalists to Notice Your Pitch

Q: What is the best way to reach out to journalists at big pubs to pitch a story? A: You are already ahead of the game if you are asking this question, as many people simply fire off an email to an editor without first identifying if they are the right contact, or how and […]