Spring 2014

Training for my New York City half-marathon 
in support of ICFJ.

Dear friends,


We're delighted to be celebrating an important milestone: ICFJ's 30th anniversary. In this time, we have served as a catalyst for change as we promote new technologies in the service of high-quality journalism with impact. We've worked with no less than 80,000 participants in 180 countries over the past three decades.


This newsletter highlights some of our latest initiatives. We spotlight how our innovative Knight Fellows are creating new tools that journalists are embracing throughout the developing world. In the Middle East, we are giving reporters the skills to use data and new technologies to break stories on everything from human trafficking to corruption. And we pay tribute to Ruth Ewing, who helped launch ICFJ in 1984. 


We kicked off our anniversary celebrations with my run for ICFJ in the New York City Half Marathon. Throughout the year, we will keep you posted on other events, culminating in our Awards Dinner on November 10. We will be honoring Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" and two outstanding international journalists. Please join us!


Thank you so much for all of your support.


Warm regards,




Joyce Barnathan


International Center for Journalists 


Lesley Stahl to Receive Prestigious International Journalism Award

For her distinguished career as a trailblazing correspondent, Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" will receive the ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism. She will be honored at our 30th anniversary gala on November 10 in Washington. 



ICFJ Creates New Paths for Spreading Innovation 


From the Amazon to Zimbabwe, ICFJ Knight Fellows are developing innovative tools and services spreading throughout the developing world through ICFJ's extensive network. President Joyce Barnathan highlights their work. 



Read more.

Arab Reporters Tackle Corruption, Human Trafficking In Multimedia "Boot Camps"

Middle East journalists are collaborating across borders, breaking major news stories on everything from counterfeit drugs to prostitution rings, thanks to an ICFJ program. 



Cyber-Safety Expert from Mexico Named Head of Flagship Knight Fellowships

Jorge Luis Sierra, a digital media leader who has pioneered cyber-security programs for journalists in Latin America and the Middle East, is leading the Knight International Journalism Fellowships.

Remembering ICFJ Founder Ruth D. Ewing


ICFJ recently lost longtime supporter and founding director Ruth Ewing at the age of 98. Her husband, the late Jim Ewing, was one of our three visionary founders. "The likes of her will not be found again," said ICFJ's first President George Krimsky. 

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