Watch our TruthBuzz team answer your questions about our Fellowship.

ICFJ has received many questions throughout the TruthBuzz Fellowship recruitment process. We hope that the following information will clarify any lingering doubts you may have as you finish up your application. If not, please reach out to Alexsandra Canedo at acanedo@icfj.org or Cassandra Balfour at cbalfour@icfj.org.

As a reminder, we recently extended the application date. We will consider candidates on a rolling basis, that means that we will start conducting interviews as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. …

We’re excited to see that TruthBuzz entries are already rolling in, and we look forward to receiving more creative ideas. We’ve enlisted a talented group of judges from seven countries who are all passionate about fact-based storytelling that is also compelling and resonates with a wide audience.

“This contest will challenge smart people around the world to think more creatively about tackling problems of misinformation,” Olivia Ma, Head of Partnerships at Google News Lab and a TruthBuzz judge, told the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). …

How can you craft a winning TruthBuzz entry? Surprise us. That was the consensus between judges during a recent webinar hosted by ICFJ’s director of innovation and TruthBuzz judge, Oren Levine. The live conversation featured TruthBuzz judges Aimee Rinehart, writer and editor at First Draft News, and Shaheryar Popalzai, an ICFJ Knight fellow from Pakistan.

We rounded-up some highlights from the webinar below and you can watch the full broadcast above.

Creating Shareable Content: Aristotle and Audience

Aside from the truisms that, when it comes to creating sharable content, shorter is better and visual storytelling has more impact than text, how can applicants make the case that their entry has the potential to reach a wide audience? …

Want to enter our TruthBuzz contest? Hear from judges about what they’re looking for on Thursday, April 13 at noon EDT. The webinar is open to all and will be conducted in English.

To join the webinar, follow this link right before noon to start Zoom on your computer and join the session.

Interested applicants can ask questions live during the webinar, or feel free to send in questions ahead of time to cbalfour@icfj.org.

We look forward to telling you more about TruthBuzz and hearing your questions and comments.

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Cassie Balfour

Program Manager, International Center for Journalists

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