International Center for Journalists TruthBuzz Fellowships for Media Professionals, USA: Apply by April 29

By: Prashansha Srivastava | 13 Apr 2018 8:43 PM

About the fellowship

The goal of TruthBuzz: increase audience trust in news media by communicating fact-checked information in a compelling, sharable way. TruthBuzz Fellows will be change-makers who can drive the adoption of new ways of making facts go as viral. ICFJ will collaborate with First Draft, a project of the Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


  • The partner newsroom has to be located in one of the five target countries: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and the United States
  • The partner should be engaged in regular fact-checking and be interested in innovative projects that take fact-checking viral.
  • The partner should have infrastructure to support the TruthBuzz Fellow including different digital teams (for example: an audience-engagement team, video team, interactives desk). The partner newsroom should be willing and able to continue the Fellow’s work after the program ends.
  • The partner should be willing to designate a point-person or two to liaise with ICFJ and First Draft staff.
  • The partner newsroom’s reporting must adhere to the highest ethical standards of fact-checking.

How to apply

If your newsroom is interested in becoming a newsroom partner, please reach out to Alexsandra Canedo ( or Cassandra Balfour (


Cassandra Balfour
Program Manager

Alexsandra Canedo
Program Officer

International Center for Journalists
Washington, DC 20036

For full details, please visit the fellowship website link given here

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