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ISOJ

The International Symposium on Online Journalism is an annual conference that attracts editors, producers, media executives and scholars from around the world who convene at the University of Texas at Austin to discuss the evolution of online journalism. ISOJ started in 1999 and has grown throughout the years to become a unique international conference that serves as a barometer for the state of online journalism globally. In 2020, for the first time, ISOJ was held online only and reached thousands of people around the world.

LatAm Journalism Review

A trilingual digital magazine published by the Knight Center, LatAm Journalism Review covers issues related to journalism and press freedom in Latin America and the Caribbean. For 17 years, the Knight Center has published the blog Journalism in the Americas that in June 2020 grew into this digital magazine. LJR is produced by a team of journalists in Austin, including Moody College of Communication journalism students, and contributors based in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Journalism Courses

The Knight Center's distance learning program Journalism Courses offers a variety of free or low-cost online training for journalists. The Knight Center is the world leader in massive open online courses (MOOCs) and a pioneer in the field. In 2003, the center started offering online courses for journalists and since 2012 it has served almost a quarter of a million students from 200 countries and territories. Our world-class online courses have helped journalists adapt to the demands of the rapidly changing media ecosystem.

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The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin provides high-level training, resources, news and information to journalists from around the world. We do this through our pioneering online learning program, Journalism Courses; our trilingual news magazine, Latin American Journalism Review; our annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), and more. The Knight Center was created in 2002 at the Moody College of Communication's School of Journalism and Media of UT Austin by professor Rosental Alves, Knight Chair in Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication.

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Digital investigations: New online course teaches journalists how to follow the digital trail of people and entities

The MOOC will be held from Oct. 5 to Nov. 1, 2020 to help journalists obtain the tools necessary to investigate and monitor people and entities behind social media accounts.

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‘Equity & ethics in data journalism’ MOOC is now available as a self-directed course

The four-week course addressed tools and techniques to help journalists tell data stories fairly and ethically, offering a hands-on guide through the process of learning to identify inequity and hidden bias.

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WHO’s director highlights Knight Center’s online course 'Journalism in a Pandemic' during media briefing

  Since the beginning of the pandemic, the daily briefing of the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has been the main source of information for media outlets around the world that have been covering the spread of COVID-19.  In his opening remarks of the briefing on Monday, August 24, WHO’s director general […]

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ISOJ to be held online-only for first time in its 21-year history; Free registration open

The International Symposium on Online Journalism will be online-only for the first time in its 21-year history. Registration is now open.

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How to monitor public spending in Brazil: Register for new Knight Center course

In four weeks, participants of this free course will learn how public budgeting works and how to identify potential cases of taxpayer money misuse.

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“Beyond shiny gadgets”: New online course in Spanish on how to cover internet and technology

Tech journalism must go beyond stories that cover the subject as if it were something new without a long trajectory, says Natalia Zuazo, Argentinian journalist and political scientist who will be the instructor of the upcoming Spanish course, “How to cover internet and tech issues beyond shiny gadgets.” Registration is now open for this free […]

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Knight Center’s new MOOC on data journalism focuses on getting your data right, with equity and ethics. Sign up now!

The Knight Center, with support from the Knight Foundation, is offering the MOOC, “Equity and Ethics in Data Journalism: Hands-on Approaches to Getting Your Data Right,” taught by Heather Krause.

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New online course in Spanish helps journalists improve coverage of migrations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Free MOOC to help journalists understand the complexity and sensitivity of the migration phenomenon and improve their coverage, avoiding stereotypes, stigmas or labels.

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MOOC “Journalism in a Pandemic” is relaunched as a self-directed course on Knight Center’s new website

The course content was compiled and reorganized as a self-directed online course that has just been published on the Knight Center’s newly created website JournalismCourses.org.

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Still time to join journalists from 160 countries: Register for a free online course on coverage of the pandemic

More than 8,300 people have enrolled so far in the MOOC from the Knight Center that focuses on how journalists can effectively cover the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Knight Center’s ISOJ Online reaches thousands of people around the world, breaks records for the 21 year-old journalism conference

It took us a couple of months to figure out what would be the best way to host ISOJ for the first time online only. With happy hearts and a lot of gratitude, we can say that ISOJ 2020 broke records. We had the biggest program ever, a record number of speakers and topics covered and reached the largest audience of our history, in the U.S. and around the world.

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ISOJ launches its first ever online-only conference with more speakers, events than ever before

The International Symposium of Online Journalism officially kickstarted its 21st-year conference on July 20. The 2020 symposium is ISOJ's first online-only conference.

Inclusive coverage: gender perspective in the newsroom

Apply for the new Spanish-language course on journalistic coverage with a gender perspective

A new course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation and supported by the Google News Initiative, will provide strategies and tips for covering different genders and identities. The Spanish-language course, “Inclusive coverage: gender perspective in the newsroom,” will run March 2-29 and will be led by […]

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Course on freedom of expression for judicial operators in Ibero-America opens applications for the 2020 edition

The 2020 edition of the course “International Legal Framework of freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists” opens applications to all magistrates, judges and judicial operators in Ibero-America.

Investigative Reporting MOOC

Improve your investigative reporting with digital tools & techniques in new Knight Center MOOC

Investigative reports take time, preparation and resources, but when they are finally published, they can lead to greater public awareness of an issue, change public policy or even land the corrupt in jail. With all the changes that have impacted journalism in recent decades, there are a myriad of ways to enhance investigative reporting with […]

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Knight Center year in review: In 2019, 30,000 students in our online courses, ISOJ’s 20th anniversary & much more

Over the past year, the Knight Center has served thousands of journalists from around the world through a mix of online courses, events, publications, and news coverage.

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Heard of cheap fakes and deep fakes? Here’s how journalists can detect and respond to them.
https://latamjournalismreview.org/articles/basic-principles-of-journalism-are-key-to-identifying-authenticity-of-visual-content/

Today is the last day to turn in research abstracts for the #ISOJ journal! https://isoj.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ISOJCall2021.pdf

Journalist Luis Mancini was conducting his live radio program when one city official and another man invaded the office and brutally beat him. https://latamjournalismreview.org/news/argentina-journalist-from-chaco-is-brutally-beaten-while-reporting-acts-of-corruption-on-his-radio-show/