Sharon Moshavi

vice president new initiatives ICFJ

Sharon Moshavi 
is Vice President, New Initiatives 
at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). She oversees new project development for ICFJ, which empowers journalists and engages citizens with new technologies and best practices. Sharon has led the design of projects such as audience engagement initiatives in Africa, citizen journalism networks in Egypt and Malaysia, digital journalism centers in Mexico and Pakistan, multimedia story production in India, data-driven health reporting in Nigeria, corruption mapping in Panama, investigative reporting networks in Latin America, ICFJ Anywhere the organization’s distance learning platform and overseas reporting programs for U.S., Middle East, African and countless other journalists.

Prior to ICFJ, she worked as communications manager at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, helping to promote and launch the first News Challenge. Before that, Sharon reported internationally from across Asia and the Middle East for more than a decade, based in New Delhi, Jerusalem and Tokyo. She covered stories ranging from North Korea’s nuclear ambitions to Hamas’ rise in Gaza to India’s economic reforms. She has written for The Boston Globe, Newsday, BusinessWeek, Forbes, The New Republic and U.S. News & World Report, among others. She also produced radio documentaries and essays for NPR, BBC and CBC. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

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