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Learn how to turn data into great maps & improve your storytelling using GIS in new Knight Center MOOC

When done well, maps can help journalists reveal and explain trends and patterns they’ve discovered through reporting.

In the Knight Center’s latest MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), two senior developers from the Texas Tribune will teach how to create and use maps to do just this.  Read more »


Listen up! How to launch and grow a hit podcast. Sign up now for the Knight Center’s new free online course

Through unique personalities and the power of audio, podcasts afford journalists the chance to form close relationships with their audiences, an opportunity no one in media can afford to miss. Read more »


How to debunk ‘fake news’ and never call it by that name again. New free online course in Portuguese from the Knight Center.

Journalists are bombarded with a huge amount of digital content that needs to be checked before it becomes news. To help with this task, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) of Brazil, with the support of the Google News Initiative, launch the massive online course in Portuguese "How to debunk ‘fake news’ - and never call it by that name again.” Read more »


Learn data visualization from Alberto Cairo. Sign up for Knight Center's free online course powered by Google

We are in the era of data, which holds seemingly limitless opportunities for finding and telling important stories.

But sorting through huge amounts of information, making sense of the numbers and statistics, and finding a way to communicate that data in an easily comprehensible manner is not easy if you do not know where to start. Read more »


How to cover elections without error: free online course in Portuguese offered by ANJ and Knight Center with Google support

More than 140 million Brazilians go to the polls this year to elect their representatives. Journalists who know how to analyze candidate’s data and election results and public opinion polls, and who can perceive what is of interest among voters, will lead electoral coverage. Read more »


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 »


Winning students from 'Introduction to Programming' MOOC attend exclusive workshop at Google São Paulo

Fifteen journalists who participated in the online course "Introduction to Programming" were at Google offices in São Paulo on Feb. 19 for an exclusive Python workshop. They were able to deepen what they learned in the Knight Center course with instructors Pedro Burgos and Álvaro Justen. Read more »


Students from Portuguese MOOC 'Introduction to Programming' create their own programs and receive grants for workshop at Google

Scripts that compile data on political candidates' assets, send e-mails alerting you about schedules for women's soccer games or minimize the risks of password theft and other sensitive information. Robots that Tweet the votes of senators on legislative proposals or that follow bills on women's rights in the House. These were some of the final projects developed by journalists who started programming after the Portuguese MOOC Read more »


Join the revolution in conversational journalism: Register now for ‘Building Bots for Journalism,’ a free online course

With so many distribution platforms for news, news companies are looking for ways to reach consumers in more personal and immediate ways. Enter the somewhat unexpected answer: the bot.

Bots have been a buzzword for journalists in recent years because of their abilities to reach readers on platforms consumers are already using on a daily basis: SMS text, Amazon Alexa, Google Home or Facebook Messenger. Read more »


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