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ICFJ KNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS

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ICFJ Knight Fellows create a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide by helping journalists and news organizations adopt new technologies to enhance their news gathering, storytelling, editorial workflows, audience engagement and business models. The result: sustainable, trustworthy journalism that serves the public interest.

Meet ICFJ Knight Fellows Nasr ul Hadi, Janine Warner, Pedro Burgos and Justin Arenstein at the 2018 Online News Association (ONA) Conference. A schedule of their workshops and panel sessions is available here.

We curated this collection of ICFJ Knight tools that we think journalists and technologists at ONA will find valuable. If you adopt any of these tools or lead new projects inspired by them, please let us know by tweeting us at @ICFJKnight. Our Fellows and the ICFJ Knight team are available to help you get started.


ICFJ KNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS

Data Journalism


ICFJ Knight Fellows help newsrooms around the world launch data journalism projects. Fellows are doing everything from helping journalists break major data-driven stories to launching media outlets' first data teams to making data easier to access and visualize. Below is a list of the top data journalism tools and resources that they've helped develop.

ICFJ KNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS

Investigative Reporting


Through investigative reporting networks, cross-border journalism projects and story contests, ICFJ Knight Fellows support journalists using data and multimedia storytelling for in-depth reports that serve the public interest.


ICFJ KNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS

Multimedia Storytelling


From South Asia to Africa to Latin America, ICFJ Knight Fellows introduce the latest digital journalism techniques and technologies to their media partners. They do this through the creation of new tools, guides, reusable storytelling formats and other resources.

ICFJ KNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS

Training Resources



ICFJ Knight Fellows are at the forefront of the digital revolution, helping journalists around the world build their skills and use the latest online reporting and storytelling tools. Below are resources that Fellows have developed to help instill a culture of innovation in their media partners.



ICFJ KNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS

Collaborative Journalism


When journalists work together, they have the potential to illuminate issues affecting the lives of people in multiple countries and to trace the flow of money and goods across borders. ICFJ Knight Fellows foster these networks and introduce tools to support the work of their media partners to collaborate with each other as well as with citizens and whistleblowers.


ICFJ Knight Fellowships

Opportunities for U.S. Newsrooms

COLLABORATE WITH ICFJ KNIGHT FELLOWS ON NEW TOOLS AND PROJECTS


Is your newsroom looking for fresh ideas and reporting tools? The ICFJ Knight Fellowships program can help - at no cost!

Our ICFJ Knight Fellows are journalists and technologists who instill a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide. Their goal is to seed new technologies to enhance news gathering, storytelling, editorial workflows, audience engagement and business models. This short video offers a look at how we’ve helped transform newsrooms around the world.

We’re looking for opportunities to introduce ICFJ Knight Fellow innovations to U.S. newsrooms. Reach out to Sara Olstad (solstad@icfj.org) on the ICFJ Knight Fellowships team for more info.



ICFJ Knight Fellowships

TOOLS AND PROJECTS


The ICFJ Knight Fellowships, the International Center for Journalists' flagship program, create a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide by helping journalists and news organizations adopt new technologies to enhance their news gathering, storytelling, editorial workflows, audience engagement and business models. The result: sustainable, trustworthy journalism that serves the public interest.

Through their work, ICFJ Knight Fellows develop tools, trainings and networks that transform journalism and spark new opportunities. We've curated a list of these resources that we think offer great possibilities for journalists and technologists around the globe. If you adopt any of these tools or lead new projects inspired by them, please let us know by tweeting us at @ICFJKnight. Our Fellows and the ICFJ Knight team are available to help you get started.

Use the filter option below to quickly find the resources most useful to your newsroom.



360° Guide

Resource for getting started with 360° video journalism.

360° Story Template

Open-source template for stories with 360° photo and video elements.

afriLEAKS

Tool that protects whistleblowers.

ANCIR

Network of African investigative newsrooms.

Aleph

Tool that indexes text and tabular data for easy browsing and search.

CMS for micro-sites

Launch verticals around themes with aggregation, curation and originals.

CMS for structured journalism

Store events in a database. Enable users to find trends and patterns.

Digital Fridays

Guide for setting up internal trainings on digital tools.

Digital Security Kit for Journalists and Bloggers

Resource to keep journalists, and their information, safe.

Dodgy Doctors

Tool that helps users check if a doctor is properly registered.

Elements

Toolkit to create embeddable quizzes and timelines.

Fátima

Tool that spreads verified information on social media.


Grano

Toolkit for mapping networks of political and economic influence.

GenderGap.AFRICA

Tool that compares income inequality across countries.

Hackdash

Platform to track hackathon ideas and participants.

HURUmap

Tool that creates embeddable visualizations of census data.

Impacto

Tool that monitors how reporting shapes communities.


Inflection Point

Study of Latin American digital media entrepreneurs.

Initiation Watch

Tool to help parents identify registered tribal surgeons.

Investigative Dashboard

Platform for investigative reporting research and collaboration.

Izwi Lami (My Voice)

Free and anonymous SMS service for rape survivors.

JEO Journalism Mapping

WordPress theme for data-heavy digital maps and geotagged content.

Living Wage

Tool that employers can use to calculate a living wage.

NarcoData

Resource showing the evolution of drug cartels in Mexico.

PesaCheck

Groundbreaking fact-checking initiative in East Africa.

Por la boca muere el pez

Fact-checking training guide for Spanish speakers.

Push

App that makes it easy to distribute news on cellphones.

Salama

Security risk assessment app for journalists and bloggers.

Salud con Lupa

Network for health investigative reporting in Latin America.

SembraMedia Directory

Database of digital media sites in the Spanish-speaking world.


SembraMedia School

Latin America’s first online school for digital media entrepreneurs.


SPADE

Newsroom workflow to foster collaboration and efficiency.

The Swiss Army Knife for Journalists

Latin American data journalism case studies and tips.

TaxClock

Tool that shows how tax dollars are spent.



The ICFJ Knight Fellowships are funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Fellows build on past successes in the Knight program, which has a strong record of achieving impact. They work in countries where there is a good opportunity to create the news media of the future. The Fellowships receive additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Google News Initiative.