The International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C., has announced a three-year, $3.4 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to expand its journalism fellowship program.
The grant will enable ICFJ to fund eleven additional fellows from the developing world over three years through its Knight International Journalism Fellows program. The fellows, who will work in key areas such as newsroom transformation, entrepreneurship, new tools and technologies, investigative and in-depth reporting, audience engagement, and journalism safety, will attend major journalism gatherings and events and visit U.S. newsrooms to share their innovations.
At the same time, the program will continue to serve as a global resource center for journalists, responding to requests for advice and guidance from international reporters and news organizations, and will help connect Knight-funded innovators and other U.S. journalists with international partners and media organizations.
"We are tremendously excited about this new Knight support because it will allow ICFJ to bring exciting media innovations from the developing world to the U.S.," said ICFJ president Joyce Barnathan. "In our last Knight grant, we brought technologies from the U.S. to Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Now, we will close the loop to ensure the flow of new ideas has no borders."