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Big Announcement: One team will win an award for cross-cultural reporting

February 16, 2010

Ever since they were first invited, the participants in this conference have known there were a few requirements. One key one was described in greater depth today by ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan.

The forty participants are required to:

  • Find a partner with a different perspective and background
  • Develop a joint reporting project that will promote cross-cultural understanding
  • Use new tools learned here (opinion writing, blogging, editing and taking photos and video, producing interactive maps, etc.)
  • Get the final stories published in mainstream media

The key dates are:

  • Today and tomorrow: Choose a partner and come up with a project idea
  • Tomorrow at 9 am: Tell ICFJ staff your partner
  • Tomorrow at 3 pm: Give a five-minute presentation to the group on your idea
  • February-March: Work on story, collaborate, write, report, find media outlet willing to publish/broadcast
  • March 26: DEADLINE

The best team will receive the X-Cultural Reporting Award in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in May.

May the best team win! We look forward to each and every project!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2010 10:50 am

    I have a question: Does our project need to be published or just completed by the March 26 deadline? We’re thinking of pitching our story to a magazine, and most have a long lead time.

  2. February 24, 2010 2:38 pm

    Hi Lucy,

    The original plan was to have the articles published by March 26 so try to meet that deadline. I can talk to others about making a special exception, but we do need to have enough time to judge all the articles, select the winner and then process visa and travel documents for the winning team before the May awards ceremony in Brazil.

    Let us know if you have other questions!

  3. March 20, 2010 11:31 am

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