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"Social Media for Journalists," the Knight Center’s newest MOOC, kicks off with 5,500 students

With 5,303 students from 141 countries, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ most recent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Social Media for Journalists: The Basics,” began on Monday, Feb. 3 with the highest number of participants registered to a Knight Center course to date.  On Tuesday, the number of participants in the MOOC passed 5,500 from 147 countries. Read more »


Knight Center and Google’s MOOC concludes with hundreds of journalism projects for the web

On Dec. 19, four days after the conclusion of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' most recent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web," Mexican journalist Luis Cardona launched his site, Diario19.com, an investigative journalism website that seeks to employ journalists who have been displaced by violence in his country. Read more »


“Social Media for Journalists” is the Knight Center’s next massive online course. Sign up now!

UPDATE: Registration closed for this course on Feb. 22. There are 6,300 people registered from 149 countries taking this MOOC.

Reporters and editors have struggled with how to deal with the phenomenon of social networks. Now they have a chance to learn from a team of experts who will teach the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ next Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Social Media for Journalists: The Basics.” Click here to register now. Read more »


Knight Center’s innovative MOOC program offers 7 courses, reaches 27,000 students in its first year

It’s been a little over a year since the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas launched its innovative Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) initiative and, in that time, the program has offered a total of seven massive courses and reached 27,674 people in more than 150 countries. The Knight Center's MOOC website was visited, during this period, 349,273 times and delivered 3,055,506 pages. Read more »


Knight Center’s Distance Learning program offers 120 online courses in ten years

Two online learning programs offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas concluded successfully last week. Journalists from 18 countries in Latin America learned how to use digital tools to improve their work in a course in Spanish, and 44 Brazilian reporters and editors participated in a course in Portuguese on data journalism. Read more »


Knight Center’s MOOC on entrepreneurial journalism takes off with Google’s support and almost 5,000 students

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ most recent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), "Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web: an Introduction to Entrepreneurial Journalism," began on Monday, Nov. 18 with almost 5,000 students from 45 countries, and the class is still growing. The four-week course in Spanish, which is being offered with the support of Google, has become one of the Knight Center’s most popular MOOCs and attracted the largest number of Latin American students of any other class. Registration for this online course is still open. Click here to register. Read more »


With Google’s support, Knight Center offers MOOC in Spanish on developing journalistic projects for the web

In an effort to promote the creation and development of sustainable and quality digital journalism projects in Spanish, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with the support of Google, will offer this month the Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) "Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web: an Introduction to Entrepreneurial Journalism." Click here to register. Read more »


Apply now for Brazilian Association of Newspapers and Knight Center's course in Portuguese on data journalism

Journalists interested in Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR) and data journalism can now enroll in the online course in Portuguese “Introduction to Data Journalism," developed by the Professional Qualification Program of the National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) as part of their first international training partnership, established with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The course will be instructed byJosé Roberto de Toledo between Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. Read more »


5 tips on how to teach a successful MOOC in journalism based on the Knight Center’s "Data-Driven Journalism"

For Amy Schmitz Weiss, a journalism professor at San Diego State University and one of the five instructors of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ MOOC “Data-Driven Journalism: The Basics,” teaching and coordinating the pioneering course was in itself a learning experience that taught her some general principles on how to organize a successful MOOC.

Writing for PBS’ Media Shift, Schmitz Weiss summed up her advice on teaching massive courses, concluding that an effective MOOC requires plenty of planning, teamwork and clear and abundant communication with the participants. Read more »


Apply now for the Knight Center’s new course, "Digital Tools for Journalists: from web to mobile"

Each day there are more digital tools available to help journalists with their work, but it's not always easy to find them or figure out which are the most useful. Read more »



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