Initiative for Journalists

March 6, 2017


  • Webinars by global development experts and media strategists, in partnership with impactAFRICA (Ongoing)
  • Webinar on understanding and writing about early childhood development, in partnership with the International Center for Journalists. Speakers included Roger Thurow, former Wall Street Journal correspondent and currently a senior fellow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs specializing in global food and agriculture issues; and Sophie Naudeau, Global Solutions Group Lead for Early Childhood Development at the World Bank Group. (September 2016)
  • Training journalists to understand and use data for better reporting on human development issues, in partnership with the U.N. Foundation
  • Video of journalist roundup on communications featuring:
    • Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic - Krishnadev, a senior editor at The Atlantic, previously worked for NPR as an editor and reporter and also reported out of India for The Asian Age. He is also the author of Murder in Mumbai.
    • Jennifer Ludden, NPR - Jennifer, who currently works on NPR’s National Desk, is a former overseas correspondent who reported from Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
    • Sharon Moshavi, International Center for Journalists - Sharon is Vice-President of ICFJ, which trains journalists in developing countries and has worked in partnership with the World Bank, Gates and CIFF to improve reporting on key development issues. Sharon is a former correspondent who reported for Business Week and the Boston Globe from Asia and the Middle East.
    • Janine Zacharia, Stanford University - Janine, who teaches communications at Stanford, was the Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East Correspondent for the Washington Post, chief diplomatic correspondent for Bloomberg News and a former Jerusalem-based reporter for Reuters and other media. She has appeared routinely as a cable news analyst on MSNBC, CNN and other networks.