Research Coordinator- International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
Fatima Bahja is the Research Coordinator of New Initiatives and is responsible for writing and preparing proposals, tracking new and existing grant opportunities and managing research projects for ICFJ. She joined ICFJ due to her interest in empowering journalists to navigate a rapidly-changing field, and to tell credible, important stories. She helped launch ICFJ’s first-ever global study on the adoption of new technologies by journalists and newsrooms. Bahja has a M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She takes great interest in the role of digital media in shaping political and cultural discourse. During her graduate career, she published a study on the New York Times’ use of citizen journalism and new media to frame the coverage of the Syrian Civil War.