2019 Knight International Journalism Awards are NOW OPEN!

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have made an impact on the lives of people in their countries or regions.

The award reflects the mission of ICFJ’s Knight Fellowships, which create and spread news innovation to better engage communities and improve lives. The program is supported by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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The goal is to seed new ideas and services that deepen coverage, expand news delivery and engage citizens in the editorial process.

Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers. The winners will be honored at ICFJ’s Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 7, 2019.

The Knight International Journalism Award recognizes excellent reporting that makes a difference in the lives of people around the world. Recipients of the Knight International Journalism Award are reporters, editors, technologists, media managers or citizen journalists who, despite difficult circumstances, produce pioneering news reports or innovations that make a significant impact in their countries.

All nominations must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern time on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

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About ICFJ

ICFJ works at the nexus of journalism and technology, building the expertise and storytelling skills of reporters worldwide. Through their work, journalists are enhancing news coverage and connecting more deeply with their audiences.

As a result, they are increasing the flows of reliable, trustworthy news – a cornerstone of healthy democracies. They believe that better journalism leads to better lives.

The 2018 Knight Award winners were Maria Ressa, an intrepid editor and media innovator who has held a spotlight to the Philippine government’s bloody war on drugs, and Joseph Poliszuk, who has reported on high-level corruption in the midst of Venezuela’s economic collapse. Both persist in their truth telling, despite harsh threats and lawsuits aimed at forcing them out of business.

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