The ICFJ Knight 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.

We've curated a list of ICFJ Knight tools that we think would offer great possibilities for journalists and technologists at NICAR 2017. If you adopt any of these tools, or lead any new projects inspired by them, tweet at us via @ICFJKnight. Our Fellows and the ICFJ Knight team are available to help you get started.

ICFJ Knight Fellows Shaheryar Popalzai and Jorge Luis Sierra will be at NICAR 2017. Connect with them there!

ICFJ Knight Fellow Tools and Projects datacards
Page Title
Fellow (Strategist)
Developed By
Managing Editor
360° video templateShaheryar PopalzaiTemplate for producing stories with multiple 360° photo and video elements.
African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR)Justin ArensteinChris RoperAmanda StrydomNetwork of African newsrooms that collaborates on cross-border investigative reporting projects.
AlephFriedrich LindenbergAfrican Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR)Tool for indexing large amounts of text and tabular data for easy browsing and search.
BriefcaseChris RoperDavid LemayianAfrican Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR)Code for AfricaProvides news outlets with a self-branded website to view and organize document collections.
Digital FridaysNasr ul HadiGuide for setting up weekly training sessions to get your newsroom started on the latest digital tools.
Digital Security Kit for Journalists and BloggersJorge Luis SierraTools to protect journalists from online attacks and help keep their information secure.
DotMatIrshad DaftariPykihData visualization tool that shows part-of-the-whole relationships.
GranoFriedrich LindenbergCode for AfricaTool for mapping networks of political and economic influence.
Guide to 360° video for newsroomsShaheryar PopalzaiFrom equipment to storytelling to filming, here's everything you need to know to get started with 360° video.
HackDashMariano BlejmanDan ZajdbandPlatform to track hackathon ideas and participants.
HURUmap - KenyaDavid LemayianCatherine GicheruJustin ArensteinCode for AfricaProvides easy access to health, census and demographics data.
NarcoDataMariano BlejmanMiguel PazPoderopediaAnimal PolíticoData and visualizations showing the evolution of drug cartels in Mexico.
PushChris GuessICFJApp that makes it easy for small organizations to distribute news on cellphones.
SalamaJorge Luis SierraPeaceTech LabSpaceshipLabsSecurity risk assessment app for journalists and bloggers.
SPADE Newsroom DesignNasr ul HadiNewsroom workflow design that helps journalists source, produce, assemble and distribute content more efficiently and effectively.
Tax ClockCatherine GicheruDavid LemayianCode for AfricaHelps citizens understand how governments spend their tax dollars.

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 and India to use the latest digital tools to tell compelling stories on health and development issues.

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