Our Mission:

We enable a global network of journalists to provide the trustworthy news essential to free and strong societies.

Their vital work strengthens democratic ideals and spurs change. At ICFJ, we serve more than 160,000 journalists around the world, helping them cover the most critical issues of today, innovate to deeply connect with communities, and build news organizations that thrive.

The Road Safety Reporting Competition and Awards aims to help journalists produce stories that shine on a light on road crash deaths and injuries in some of the hardest-hit countries.

Eligibility Requirements.

  • Attend the webinar session.
  • Have published in media outlets in Brazil, Botswana, India, Mexico, Nepal or Nigeria.
  • Have published at least two stories related to road safety topics.
  • Submit an essay outlining your interest in the program and what you hope to gain from it. The essay has   to be submitted in English.
  • Submit a resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a reference letter from a journalism peer confirming their support of your story topic.

The Road Safety Reporting Competition and Awards are implemented through ICFJ, supported by the WHO and the FIA Foundation Richard Stanley Memorial Grant to raise awareness and spur dialogue around critical, yet underreported, road safety issues. 

Please fill out all required steps. You must be an American journalist, media or communications professional, content creator, or work in the media field to apply. Applicants from all experience levels and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

The study tour will begin in the fall of 2024, exact dates will be released soon.

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).

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).

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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