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Fond farewells from Joyce Barnathan and Wolf Blitzer, wrapping up the stimulating, inspiring 2017 edition of our Awards Dinner. Thanks for following along, and see you next year! #icfjdinner @cnn @cnnsitroom @icfjoyce

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Journalists “are not players in the game. We are umpires.” Chris Wallace of Fox News accepts ICFJ’s Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism. #icfjdinner @foxnews @foxnewssunday

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (center), who covered the war in Afghanistan and the many hardships of its people, accepts the ICFJ international reporting award. #icfjdinner @npr

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“It’s vital to pry ourselves from our comfort zones.” Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson accepts the ICFJ award for Excellence in International Reporting. #icfjdinner @npr #journalism

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CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer in his seventh - repeat, seventh! - stint emceeing the ICFJ Dinner. Thanks again, Wolf!! @wolfblitzer @cnn @cnnsitroom #icfjdinner

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy accepting the Knight International Journalism Award from Knight’s Jennifer Preston. #icfjdinner @sharmeenobaidchinoy

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“If a door hasn’t opened for you, you haven’t kicked it hard enough.” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won the Knight International Journalism award for her films documenting the abuse of women in Pakistan. #icfjdinner @sharmeenobaidchinoy

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A standing ovation as Knight Foundation’s Jennifer Preston honors Syrian journalist Karam al-Masri, who covered the carnage in Aleppo while losing family members and enduring imprisonment in ISIS-held Syria. @afpphoto #icfjdinner

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“I wanted to tell the truth and tell what was going on.” Karam al-Masri accepting the Knight International Journalism Award. @afpphoto #icfjdinner


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Photojournalist Brooks Kraft introduces his historic photos, offered in tonight’s auction. #icfjdinner @BrooksKraftPhoto

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ICFJ Chairman Michael Golden thanks the sponsors. #icfjdinner

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Joyce Barnathan outlines ICFJ’s fundamental values. #icfjdinner @icfjoyce


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ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan honors journalists who help the truth triumph over pervasive falsehoods. #icfjdinner @icfjoyce

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Plenty of good fellowship at the reception before dinner. The program is about to start. Follow along on Facebook Live (link in bio). #icfjdinner

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Video producer Jacqueline Barnathan (left) and ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan (right) with Knight Award Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy at rehearsal for ICFJ’s Awards Dinner. #icfjdinner @icfjoyce @sharmeenobaidchinoy

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ICFJ’s Lanaea Featherstone with Knight Award Winner Karam al-Masri getting ready to honor journalism’s truth tellers. #icfjdinner @afpphoto

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Checking out the photo auction, featuring the work of the great photojournalist Brooks Kraft. #icfjdinner

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Travis Mason, Amber Martin, Jason Strasser, Joyce Barnathan, Megan Leiberman and Melissa Young gathering for the ICFJ Dinner. @tcmason55 @amberbmartin @strassa2 @icfjoyce #icfjdinner

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Pomegranate-glazed red drum fillet anyone? Setting up for the ICFJ Awards Dinner. Follow along on Facebook Live (link in bio). #icfjdinner

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Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday and ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan revving up for the ICFJ Dinner @foxnews @foxnewssunday @icfj @icfjoyce #icfjdinner

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Welcome! We’re about to begin the 2017 ICFJ Awards Dinner, set in the beautiful atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Follow along on Facebook Live (link in bio) as we honor distinguished senior journalists Chris Wallace and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, as well as courageous correspondents Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Karam al-Masri. Enjoy the evening! #icfjdinner @foxnewssunday @foxnews @npr @sharmeenobaidchinoy @afpphoto

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Don’t miss ICFJ Knight Fellow @janinewarner's webinar on #digitalmedia and strategies for making digital news startups profitable. The #SembraMedia founder will be speaking on August 15 in English at 1 p.m. EDT and then again in Spanish at 2:30 p.m EDT.


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Applications are now open for the Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship! If you’re a #LatinAmerican #journalist looking to sharpen your investigative reporting skills, be sure to apply by August 8.


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ICFJ's reporting trip to #Uganda kicked off yesterday in #Kampala. The goal of the visit is to learn more about Early Childhood Development programs that are supported by the government and UNICEF Uganda. The group has met with several experts on the subject and will learn from many more over the course of the next week. ​

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The impactAFRICA winners began their 10-day study tour this week in Washington, D.C. The group made stops at the Washington Post, NPR, VOX and Bono’s ONE Foundation. They're now in Atlanta to visit the Centers for Disease Control, the Jimmy Carter Center, the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and WSB Television. Their last stop is New York, where they will meet with editors and digital/data experts at the New York Times, ProPublica, the Tow Center and Buzzfeed.


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If you're passionate about early childhood development, apply for our Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship! You'll have the opportunity to improve news coverage of child health and help form a global network of reporters covering this critically-important issue.


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If you’re an African journalist interested in #storytelling in #london, apply for the Newscorp Media Fellowship for African Journalists. You could spend a month sharpening your digital skills at @wsj and @thetimes!

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If you’re interested in #reporting about the economic, social, cultural, environmental and energy-policy challenges facing #Japan, apply for ICFJ's "Illuminating Today's Japan for American Audiences" program. One U.S.-based journalist will be chosen for a 19-day study tour in Japan to highlight these topics as well as the U.S.-Japan relationship.


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The Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest has increased the quality and quantity of #news coverage on key health issues across the globe. This year, the program will offer reporting grants to former contest winners to spur additional high-quality storytelling on health topics. Learn more by visiting our website.


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Do you have a way to enhance #storytelling and fight #fakenews? We want journos, techies, students and more to submit an idea to TruthBuzz by July 9! You could win US$10,000! Link in bio.


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