Resources & Organizations
The Colvin family has established a memorial fund in honor of Marie. The fund will direct donations to charitable and educational organizations that reflect Marie’s lifelong dedication to humanitarian aid, human rights, journalism and education.
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.
Global Investigative Journalism Network
The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of journalism organizations that support the training and sharing of information among investigative and data journalists—even in repressive regimes and marginalized communities.
The International Fact-Checking Network – Poynter
The International Fact-Checking Network is a unit of the Poynter Institute dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers worldwide. The IFCN was launched in September 2015 to support a booming crop of fact-checking initiatives by promoting best practices and exchanges in this field.
International Journalists’ Network
IJNet delivers the latest on global media innovation, news apps and tools, training opportunities and expert advice for professional and citizen journalists worldwide. Produced by the International Center for Journalists, IJNet follows the shifting journalism scene from a global perspective in seven languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
The International Reporting Project at New America
The International Reporting Project at New America provides a comprehensive list of resources for journalists and reporters.
Overseas Press Club
The Overseas Press Club of America is the nation’s oldest and largest association of journalists engaged in international news. The club’s mission is to uphold the highest standards in news reporting, advance press freedom and promote good fellowship among colleagues. It also aims to help educate new generation of journalists and to contribute to the freedom and independence of the press throughout the world.
Society of Professional Journalists – International Community
The international community is an extension of the Society of Professional Journalists that brings together a community that believes in the protection of journalism globally. We are working to improve and protect international journalism by encouraging the free practice of journalism in all countries.
She Reported From the World’s Combat Zones, at the Cost of Her Life
“Lindsey Hilsum’s “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin” is an extraordinary account of one reporter’s fearless and ultimately fatal dedication. The international editor of Channel 4 News in Britain and a longtime combat reporter, Hilsum was one of many colleagues drawn into Colvin’s orbit.”
Retreating From the World – American Journalism Review
“In the face of heightened globalization and with the U.S. engaged in two wars, many mainstream news organizations have turned their backs on foreign news. Newspapers and television networks alike provide much less of it. Many outlets have shuttered overseas bureaus. But a handful of promising startups offer some hope for the future.”
Shrinking Foreign Coverage – American Journalism Review
“Over the past quarter-century, foreign news in dailies examined by AJR fell by 53 percent.”
State of the American Newspaper: Goodbye, World – American Journalism Review
“Foreign news is disappearing from many of America’s newspapers. A legendary war correspondent visited newsrooms across the country and found out why: It has been completely overwhelmed by local news.”
Human Rights Watch Article on the Decline of International Reporting
“These are tough times for foreign correspondents. A combination of rapid technological change and economic recession has caused deep cuts in the budget for foreign reporting at many Western news organizations.”