ICFJ Receiving Nominations for 2017 Knight International Journalism Awards


The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is calling for nominations for its 2017 Knight International Journalism Awards which honour outstanding journalists “who, despite difficult circumstances, produce pioneering news reports or innovations that have great impact.”

The awards reflect the mission of ICFJ’s Knight Fellowships, which seeks to foster a global culture of news innovation and is supported by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Nominees for the awards may be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers from Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Latin America/Caribbean or the Middle East.

Nominations must be submitted not later than Friday, February 17, 2017.

Award winners will benefit from a trip to the United States, where they will be honoured at ICFJ’s Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on November 9, 2017. They will also receive a $10,000 cash prize and a crystal trophy recognising their achievements.