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Google-Knight Center Fellows present media projects during Ibero-American Colloquium for Digital Journalism

After the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism, journalists from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula got together on April 6 for the Seventh Ibero-American Colloquium on Online Journalism, at the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss the trends and issues brought up during the preceding conference. Read more »


Ten winners to receive the first Google-Knight Center Fellowship

Ten participants of the recent Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) “Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web” were selected to receive the first Google-Knight Center Fellowship. The winners have been invited to participate in two digital journalism conferences that the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will host in April in Austin, Texas. Read more »


"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 »


“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 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 »


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 »


Third edition of "Infographics and Data Visualization" starts with more than 3,300 students

Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization,” the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ successful Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC), began its third edition this Monday with more than 3,300 participants in 139 countries. Read more »


Register now for third edition of Knight Center’s MOOC on "Infographics and Data Visualization"

Back by popular demand after two successful editions, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ first Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC), “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” with instructor Alberto Cairo, will return for a third run in early October. Click here to register. Read more »



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