Course "Social Media Analytics for Journalists" will teach how to measure your success online; registration open
After years of working in online journalism production and audience engagement, journalist Amanda Zamora is ready to share lessons learned about how journalists can optimize content for social platforms and measure audience response.
“Social Media Analytics for Journalists: Measuring Your Success” is a four-week Big Online Course (BOC) offered in English by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and taught by Zamora. It runs from March 7 to April 3 and costs $95, which is payable by credit card. Read more »
"Data Visualization and Infographics with D3", one of the most popular online courses in English offered this year by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, will be offered in Spanish starting January 18, 2016.
Both times that this course was offered in English in 2015, spaces filled up quickly. The Knight Center now offers this course in Spanish after receiving repeated requests. Be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure your participation. Read more »
Knight Center celebrates three years of MOOCs in journalism, passes 70,000 students in its online courses
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is celebrating the third anniversary of its unique program offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Big Online Courses (BOCs). So far, 62,803 people from 169 countries have benefited from 19 MOOCs and five BOCs. Read more »
Hundreds of judges and other jurists (prosecutors, attorney, lawyers, etc) from Latin American and Caribbean countries have already signed up for a six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Spanish on the “International Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists.” Read more »
Knight Center offers intermediate online course on data visualization and infographics with D3.js; Sign up now
Update: Registration for this course closed on November 2, 2015, after reaching capacity. We are considering offering it again in the future.
Building on the popular introductory data visualization course offered earlier this year, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is launching an intermediate-level course that will build participants' D3 visualization skills. Read more »
Online course on Freedom of Expression for journalists and justice system workers of Coahuila, Mexico: Registration open
Judges and journalists, as well as other justice system and media workers of the State of Coahuila, Mexico, may apply to the online course "Freedom of expression and protection of journalists in an international legal framework". Read more »
Math for Journalists Made Easy: Understanding and Using Numbers and Statistics – Sign up now for new MOOC
Journalists who squirm at the thought of data calculation, analysis and statistics can arm themselves with new reporting tools during the new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: “Math for Journalists Made Easy: Understanding and Using Numbers and Statistics” will be taught from June 1 to 28, 2015. Read more »
Knight Center offers again the online course on data visualization and infographics with D3.js; Sign up now
Update: Registration for this course closed on August 6, 2015, after reaching maximum capacity. We are considering offering it again in the future. Read more »
The 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, April 17-18, is sold out, but this unique gathering of professional and academics will be livestreamed on the ISOJ website. There will be two live video streams available, the original in English and a second with simultaneous translation to Spanish. Registration is closed as of Monday, April 6. Read more »
Social Media Analytics for Journalists: register now for online course and learn how to measure your success
UPDATE: April 24: Registration is now closed for this course after reaching maximum capacity. Read more »
Journalists, media executives and scholars who will come to Austin for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 17-18 can also participate, on April 16, in a workshop on how to measure the impact of digital media. Registration is open here. Read more »
Update: Registration for this course closed on March 6, 2015, after reaching maximum capacity. We are considering offering it again in the future. Read more »
Knight Center launches program for ISOJ 2015, the global conference on online journalism; registration is open
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released the program for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), an annual conference that attracts media executives, journalists and scholars from around the world. ISOJ will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 17-18, 2015. Check the ISOJ program here and click here to register. Read more »
Hundreds of Mexican judges, lawyers take online course on freedom of expression offered by UNESCO and Knight Center
Nearly 1,000 Mexican judges, lawyers and other operators of justice participated in an online course on issues of freedom of expression and journalist safety offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas in association with UNESCO and in close cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Mexico. Read more »
Smartphones have become indispensable and have transformed various aspects of our daily lives, including the way that we consume news and how it is produced. To help those interested in learning about the latest in mobile media and how journalism can be done via smartphone, the Brazilian National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, supported by Google, will offer the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled “Introduction to Mobile Journalism.”
UNESCO and Knight Center offer course for Mexican judges about the international legal framework for freedom of expression
With the support of the Supreme Court of Mexico, through the Mexican Association of Imparters of Justice, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of the University of Texas at Austin and the UNESCO Chair at Ibero-American University, offer the online course “International Framework for Press Freedom and Protection of Journalists” aimed at judges and other operators of justice in Mexico. Read more »
The second e-book from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, “Digital Tools for Journalists,” by Argentinian journalist Sandra Crucianelli, is now available in Portuguese.
The translation of the book is the result of a partnership between the Knight Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Media Strengthening Program in Mozambique, financed by the United States government through its Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented by IREX. Click here to download the book for free (in PDF format) from the Knight Center digital library. Read more »
The ability to cope with a disruptive environment and an awareness of new technological resources are key skills for the 21st century journalist. This was the lesson highlighted by a group of eight students who participated in a recent Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, through the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The students won scholarships to attend the 10th Brazilian Congress of Newspapers (CBJ by its initials in Portuguese) and visit the facilities of Google Brasil. Read more »
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the Massive Online Course (or MOOC) “Digital Tools for Data Journalism” with the Argentine journalist and instructor Sandra Crucianelli. The course in Spanish will last five weeks from August 18 to September 21 and anyone with access to the internet can participate (see here to enroll). See this video about the course with the instructor Sandra Crucianelli.
“We live in a sea of information” said Crucianelli to explain the goal of the course. “Today a vast amount of data circulate on the information highway and we have to know how to find them, process them, how to contextualize the data and give them meaning. Finding a scoop is like finding a pearl in the sea.” Read more »
Sign up now for free online course on Mobile Journalism; it is the 11th MOOC offered by the Knight Center
Mobile devices are everywhere. They have become a global phenomenon in all facets of life – including journalism. News organizations in today’s digital media landscape can no longer think Digital First – but Mobile First.
To help people interested in learning about the latest in the mobile media landscape and how journalism can be done via the mobile the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the free Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) “Introduction to Mobile Journalism.”
To help people interested in learning about the newest resources and techniques in the field of investigative journalism, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the free Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) “Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age” with the support of the Knight Foundation.
The most successful and diverse International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to date concluded last weekend underlining a renewed sense of confidence and optimism in the future of the news industry. Read more »
With Google’s support, ANJ and Knight Center launch their first MOOC in Portuguese, "Introduction to Infographics"
Brazil's National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with the support of Google, will offer the Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) in Portuguese, "Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization." The four-week course will start on Apr. 14 and end on May 12. It will be taught by instructor Alberto Cairo, with the University of Miami, one of the world's leading experts in the field. Read more »
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The Knight Center was created in August 2002 as a professional training and outreach program for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our main objective is to train journalists and help them develop training programs that will raise the ethical and professional levels of journalism.
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