International Center for Journalists Seeks Nominations for Knight Award

The International Center for Journalists works to empower journalists and engage citizens with new technologies and best practices. ICFJ's networks of reporters and media entrepreneurs are transforming the field. ICFJ believes that better journalism leads to better lives.

As part of this mission, ICFJ is seeking nominations for the 2017 Knight International Journalism Award.

The award program recognizes journalists who, through their pioneering work or technological innovations, produce quality news and information that has a significant impact on the lives of people in the developing world.

Award winners receive a trip to the United States, where they will be honored at ICFJ's awards dinner in Washington, D.C., November 9, 2017. In addition, each winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and a crystal trophy recognizing his/her achievement.

Nominees can be reporters, editors, technologists , media managers, citizen journalists, or bloggers. However, to be eligible, nominees must be from and work in Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, or the Middle East. Candidates who meet the awards program criteria may nominate themselves.

See the ICFJ website for complete program guidelines, information about previous award winners, and application instructions.