Posted by Eric Newton
Above: Photo illustration by Jessica Hodder.
Today, Knight Foundation announced its largest journalism grant ever in creating the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. The institute will seek to understand and explain what First Amendment law is and should be in the digital age, but more than that, it ...
Feb. 4, 2015, 2:40 p.m., Posted by Carolina Wilson
Leaders in global media innovation gathered for a panel discussion on transforming the role of women in journalist at Twitter's San Francisco headquarters Tuesday. Pictured: Joyce Barnathan (president of ICFJ and moderator), Mariana Santos (speaking), Justin Arenstein, Vivienne Irikefe and Sandra Crucianelli. Credit: Carolina Wilson.
Lack of training, lack of networks and lack of capital. Women in media face these three barriers and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is working to overcome them.
For its first major West Coast event, ICFJ, whose work Knight Foundation supports, assembled a panel of global media innovators at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters Tuesday evening, spurring discussion about the importance of supporting a new generation of women as leaders in media technology. Each panelist brought a unique cultural and professional background in media innovation to the discussion. They have worked on projects from developing an app to track Ebola in Nigeria to creating the first team of investigative journalists who can track government accountability in Argentina.
Over the past 30 years, ICFJ has worked with over 80,000 journalists from 180 countries in an effort to empower global citizens with networks and tools to improve media outreach in their communities.
Feb. 4, 2015, 2:38 p.m., Posted by ylatimore
Feb. 4, 2015, 2:27 p.m., Posted by Gregory Stepanich
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