Community Engagement

Community Engagement


Journalists' startups bridge gap between storytelling and technology

At a recent event in New York, fellows at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism showcased their media startups and news platforms.

Jenny Manrique | May 25, 2016

Scholarship program accepting applications [Syria]

The Jusoor Hardship Fund is open to Syrian undergraduate and master's students who are enrolled at academic institutions outside Syria at risk of dropping out due to financial need.

Medium’s Ghost Boat project brings readers into the investigative process

More than a year after its disappearance, Medium launched the Ghost Boat project to search for answers about a missing boat of refugees — and it's an investigation that continues today.

Belén Arce Terceros | May 24, 2016

Ukraine’s StopFake acts as first line of defense against propaganda

Over the last two years, StopFake has grown into the "Snopes of Ukraine," busting rumors and inaccuracies in both the Russian and Ukrainian media.

Sherry Ricchiardi | May 23, 2016

International exchange program accepting applicants [MENA, Europe]

Media managers, among others, can apply for a cultural exchange program and receive EUR5,000 for project funding.

RioOnWatch launches guide to encourage nuanced news coverage of Rio de Janeiro Olympics

As tens of thousands of journalists prepare to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games, RioOnWatch has released the Olympics Resources for Journalists to promote balanced, accurate coverage of the city.

Sheila Taylor | May 18, 2016

ACSS launches postdoctoral fellowship program [MENA]

Media scholars who graduated from a Ph.D. program in the past three years can apply for a nine-month fellowship program offered by the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS).

CFPD offers online workshop on social media strategies [Latin America]

Participants will learn to use social networks as sources of information and communication platforms, create their own brand and develop strategies for building online communities.

Women's empowerment fellowship available [Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco]

Women ages 25 to 40 are invited to apply for this program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

With #12 app, Switzerland's Tamedia creates open dialogue with readers

Tamedia's #12 app is adding a unique touch to the mobile experience by providing readers with a variety of hand-curated content.

Valérie Arnould | May 09, 2016