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Trust and verification in an age of misinformation: Register now for Knight Center’s new online course. It’s free!

If news headlines and journalism conference panels are any indication, trust and misinformation are huge issues facing journalism and the media industry. And there may be a good reason for it.

According to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, media is now the least-trusted institution globally and seven in 10 people “worry about false information or fake news being used as a weapon.” Read more »

Risk and security in journalism in Latin America: new free course in Spanish. Register now!

For years, Latin America has been one of the most dangerous regions for journalism. In 2017 alone, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least eight journalists were murdered in the region for exercising their work, although the organization is investigating at least six more cases. Read more »

ISOJ will offer simultanous translation to Spanish thanks to Univision News

The 2018 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), which will host prominent panelists from the media industry and academia to discuss the current trends in digital journalism around the world, will again have simultaneous translation to Spanish thanks to conference sponsor Univision News. Read more »

'Election coverage in the digital age': Sign up now for Knight Center's next free online course in Spanish

Latin America is heading to the polls in 2018.

More than 350 million voters in the region will elect new presidents this year and that means big coverage plans and long hours for newsrooms across the Americas. But, recent elections in other parts of the world have shown that the expansion of technology also presents new challenges for journalists and news consumers in election years. Read more »

Check out the program for ISOJ 2018 and register now to participate in this unique global conference on online journalism

The program for 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism is now available. ISOJ 2018 features more than 60 speakers from around the world who will explain and explore the latest innovations and trends in digital journalism.

“We made it again!” said professor Rosental Alves, who has been organizing this unique global conference at the University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication School of Journalism since 1999. Read more »

New course on Freedom of Expression for judges and judicial operators in Latin America; Applications now open

Applications are now open for the latest edition of the online course "International Legal Framework of Freedom of Expression, Access to Public Information and Protection of Journalists" which has trained more than 5,200 judges and judicial operators in Latin America and Spain in recent years. Read more »

Registration is now open for ISOJ 2018

We’re pleased to announce that registration for the 19th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is now open. Read more »

Meredith Artley, Ben Smith & Marty Baron to serve as keynotes at this year’s ISOJ

At the 19th annual ISOJ we’ll hear from keynote speakers who are leading some of the country’s top news organizations. Read more »

Keynote panel to discuss & debate the question: Are newspapers in a post-advertising era?

This year’s ISOJ will kick off on Friday, April 13, with a keynote panel that will explore the question: Are we entering a post-advertising era in media? Read more »

Journalism scholars from around the globe will convene in Austin in April 2018

What is the mindset of journalists in today’s digital newsrooms? How do they approach their work in this complicated era? These questions will be discussed at this year’s ISOJ in April by a group of leading global journalism scholars. Read more »


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.


The Knight Center’s trilingual Distance Learning program has trained 85,000 people from around the world with our innovative online, multimedia platform. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and Big Online Courses (BOCs) on topics ranging from video production to data visualization are taught on our platform at


The Knight Center maintains a free multilingual library of reports on journalism in the hemisphere and digital journalism training manuals.
Latest publication:
Innovative Journalism in Latin America


The Austin Forum is a network of organizations that focus on media development and training in Latin America and the Caribbean that meets annually at the University of Texas at Austin.
Most recent gathering:
Tenth Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas.


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