Beyond breaking news: Humanizing violent events

Journalists covering violent breaking news events often find it difficult to find a human element within the story. Here are some tips to bring a more humanizing element to your reporting.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 31, 2016

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Contest highlights drug policy reporting [Brazil]

Print and online journalists can compete for cash prizes.

ICFJ offers webinar to help media get started with low-cost news apps [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in customizing a mobile news app can participate in a free webinar at 10 a.m. EDT Aug. 31.

Russian Union of Journalists hosts journalism contest [Russia]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can be nominated for an award. The first place winner will receive a diploma and a cash prize.

Population Reference Bureau offers training on women's health [India, Nepal, Bangladesh]

Senior-level women journalists are invited to apply for the Women’s Edition-Asia program, which features a seminar and study tour in India to delve into reproductive health, population and development issues.

Press photo competition open [Uganda]

Photographers and photojournalists can compete for the Uganda Press Photo Award.

Competition on drug-related reporting open [Latin America]

Print and online journalists with articles in Spanish or Portuguese are eligible. Winners will attend the VI Latin American Conference on Drug Policy in Dominican Republic.


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From Sept. 2 to 10, 2016, the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi, Pakistan will be offering a course in Reporting for Television.

Journalists in the Global South have a chance to win a prestigious international study tour as part of a contest to recognize the best stories on early childhood development.

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