Come steal our tools at ONA18 [Sponsored]

Sara Olstad is Deputy Director of the ICFJ Knight Fellowships

Join the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on Sept. 13 for our “Steal My Tool” session at ONA18. Our Knight Fellows — along with innovators from ProPublica, Project Facet, Media Cloud and more — will share projects that can readily be used in your newsroom.

In five-minute lightning talks, speakers will showcase the next big digital journalism tools and projects: building online trust, audience engagement, data visualization, collaborative journalism — you name it! After the 3:30 p.m. session, join us for a drink (and additional demos) at ICFJ’s ONA reception.

Our ICFJ Knight Fellows are leading transformative media projects around the world, but their work doesn’t stop there. They aim to spread tools and practices to the U.S., and are looking to connect with you.

In addition to our “Steal My Tool” session, you can meet ICFJ Knight Fellows on Sept. 13 during  their “office hours” from 12-3:30 pm at ICFJ’s Midway pop-up booth. They also are speaking on a variety of panels, covering topics such as media entrepreneurship, product development and more.

ICFJ Knight Fellows at ONA18 include:

Justin Arenstein, Founder, Code for Africa, South Africa

Digital media strategist Arenstein has decades of experience leading digital transformation projects across the African continent. He’s the visionary behind Code for Africa, an organization that helps media adopt new forms of storytelling — from interactive maps to drones — and better engage audiences in the news. He can help jumpstart data-driven apps, A.I., drones and cross-border projects in your newsroom.

Pedro Burgos, Founder, Impacto, Brazil

An experienced Brazilian journalist turned developer, Burgos leads Impacto, a project backed by Google News Initiative that helps newsrooms better track, understand and demonstrate the impact of their work. Talk to him for ways to help build trust among audiences and improve sustainability.

Nasr ul Hadi, Partner, PROTO, India

Hadi has helped journalists in India – and beyond – expand the use of new technologies and digital-led best practices and your newsroom could be next! He helps news outlets set up teams and workflows that maximize resources and ensure collaboration. He co-leads PROTO, an Indian company supporting the development of the country’s civic media.

Janine Warner, Executive Director, SembraMedia, Latin America

Warner supports the sustainability of Spanish-language digital journalism startups across Latin America, Spain and the U.S. to promote a greater diversity of online news. With the SembraMedia team, she conducts research, provides training and sustainability consulting and hosts events. Find her at ONA to discuss how to implement sustainable business practices and generate new sources of revenue.

You can stay up to date on our Fellows’ groundbreaking work by connecting with ICFJ on Twitter or Facebook, reading their latest posts, or trying their tools on IJNet, the International Journalists’ Network. To learn more, contact me at or find me — and our ICFJ Knight Fellows — at ONA.

The ICFJ Knight Fellowships program is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.