- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 10/01/07 to 10/31/10
- Focus Area
- Journalism & Media Innovation
- Washington, DC
To advance journalism excellence and free expression worldwide through a redesigned, high-impact, project-based Knight International Journalism Fellowship program
The International Center for Journalists was founded in 1984 to improve journalism in nations that have little or no tradition of independent media. ICFJ became Knight’s number one journalism grantee when the foundation created the Knight International Press Fellowships.
Over the years, Americans traveled abroad to improve the skills of more than 30,000 journalists worldwide, along with exchanges, training seminars, workshops and conferences. This grant will redesign the project to focus on high-impact, innovative projects around the world.
The fellows are expected to produce measurable results of transformational change. Projects should be designed to produce lasting, visible impact. Editors participating in the International Journalism Exchange and those who attend the World Editors Forum will create and implement action plans to transform their news organizations. The ultimate goal of this work is to raise journalism standards and increase free expression worldwide.