Our Mission:

We empower journalists to deliver trustworthy news essential for vibrant societies.

ICFJ works at the nexus of journalism and technology, building the expertise and storytelling skills of reporters worldwide. Through our work, journalists are enhancing news coverage and connecting more deeply with their audiences. As a result, we are increasing the flows of reliable, trustworthy news - a cornerstone of healthy democracies. We believe that better journalism leads to better lives.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)  are pleased to partner on a program to help underrepresented journalists across the United States build up their portfolio, strengthen their brand and engage wider audiences. The goal: To help journalists of color build their personal brands into a product or business. Read more about the program.

Any U.S. journalist may apply to participate by completing the application below. The deadline to apply is August 16.

Please complete this form by Friday, April 30. If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Dibbert (tdibbert@icfj.org) or Cory Sagerstrom (csagerstrom@icfj.org).

Please complete this form by Wednesday, June 30. If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Dibbert (tdibbert@icfj.org) or Cory Sagerstrom (csagerstrom@icfj.org).

Do you know of a journalism tool, app or resource that we haven’t covered? A media innovator who has a fascinating story to tell? Or do you simply want to discuss a current media trend taking place in your country?

If so, we want to hear from you.

IJNet accepts pitches from readers, and in doing so, we hope to build a network of global, diverse contributors whose work can help as many journalists as possible.

Most of our freelancers work in English, but we've recently added the opportunity to write in Spanish, Portuguese or Russian. If you would prefer to write in one of these languages, please indicate that on the form below. 

We have noticed that many pitches are on topics unrelated to the content IJNet pitches. Before filling out the form, please familiarize yourself with IJNet content. We are a resource for journalists, and all our content focuses on the field of journalism. Below are some basic models for stories, with linked examples.

If we’re interested in your idea, we will get back to you as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to everyone.

Not sure how to write a story pitch? Here are some tips from IJNet Contributor Sherry Ricchiardi.

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