ICFJ Knight Fellow

ICFJ Knight Fellow

5 no-nonsense career strategies for digital journalists

Digital journalism jobs are unstable — but ICFJ Knight Fellow H R Venkatash gives advice on how to become "so good they can’t ignore you."

H R Venkatesh | March 01, 2018

How a local newsroom in Brazil learned to track its impact

This digital-first, Brazilian newsroom uses an impact-tracking tool designed by ICFJ Knight Fellow Pedro Burgos to gain a more accurate and meaningful measure of impact beyond the number of clicks. 

Sam Berkhead | February 26, 2018

5 free strategies to boost your newsroom's innovation

Newsrooms around the world are building teams dedicated to producing innovative content. ICFJ Knight Fellow Shaheryar Popalzai has tips to implement one of these teams in your newsroom. 

Shaheryar Popalzai | January 17, 2018

360° video accessible to all with launch of free guide

Shaheryar Popalzai, an ICFJ Knight Fellow, has launched a guide to 360° video, allowing journalists without tech backgrounds to utilize the immersive medium. 

Alanna Dvorak | October 16, 2017

Storytelling tools to reach low-literate readers

To reach low-literate internet users in countries like India, journalists should utilize new tools and techniques to aid in visual storytelling techniques.

Ritvvij Parrikh | October 05, 2017

How fostering community among health journalists can help revitalize the beat

Good public health journalism offers benefits to both society and news outlets, but is often a neglected beat. Can a community of health reporters help improve reporting on this crucial topic?

H R Venkatesh | September 18, 2017

Free web hosting service aims to protect journalists from cyberattacks

Tech organization offers a range of services (including free web hosting) to protect media organizations, advocacy groups, and others who aren't equipped to protect themselves from cyberattacks. 

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 23, 2017

Project Shield offers free protection for independent news sites

If you're a small, independent news publisher, you don't have to spend a fortune protecting your website from cyberattacks: apply at Project Shield and you may qualify for free online protection.

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 22, 2017

How mobile journalists can pick the right mic for their phone

With the right mic, even those without a strong background in audio journalism can record high-quality sound clips with their phone. However, finding the right mic to work with the right phone can be a struggle.

Ravi Bajpai | August 07, 2017

What four news sites learned from running crowdfunding campaigns

A series of case studies by SembraMedia looks at what worked — and what didn't — when four independent news sites decided to launch online crowdfunding campaigns. 

Jordy Meléndez | July 17, 2017