By: Staff reports
Knight Foundation Money Supports ICFJ
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, doling out the largest grant in its
50-year history, awarded $9 million through 2006 to the Washington-based
International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). The center, powered by the vision and
direction of retired Boston Globe Editor Thomas Winship since 1994, has worked with
some 8,000 journalists and other media professionals (including media managers) in
more than 170 countries to improve the quality of journalism worldwide through
professional training programs.
The two organizations are partners in the Knight International Press Fellowship
Program, which has sent 135 U.S. journalists to 73 countries around the world to work
with independent media organizations. ‘Together, we have built the largest
private-sector media assistance program in the world and, together, we will continue,
in this new century, our mission to develop a strong and free press around the globe,’
said Winship, chairman and co-founder of ICFJ.
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