The ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellows create a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide to deepen coverage, expand news delivery and engage citizens in the editorial process. Through that work, they launch web and mobile tools that transform journalism in their regions and spark new opportunities globally.
Below, we've curated a list of ICFJ Knight investigative tools and projects that we think would offer great possibilities for journalists and technologists at the 2016 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference. If you adopt any of these tools or lead any new projects inspired by them, tweet at us via @ICFJKnight.
Connect with ICFJ Knight and representatives from its partner organizations, the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) and Code for Africa, at the 2016 IRE Conference. ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra, Code for Africa technologist David Lemayian, ANCIR Managing Editor Amanda Strydom and ICFJ staff Sharon Moshavi, Samantha Berkhead and Sara Olstad will be there.
Catch up with Sierra on his panel Security: Bulletproofing the digital newsroom; and Lemayian and Strydom on both Working with African newsrooms: From collaboration to coding and Networking: Getting plugged into journalism around the world.
The Knight International Journalism Fellowships program is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Fellows build on past successes in the Knight program, which has a strong record of achieving impact. They work in countries where there is a good opportunity to create the news media of the future.
With additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Knight Fellows are empowering journalists in sub-Saharan Africa to use the latest digital tools to tell compelling stories on health and development issues.