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Topic “data journalism”

Fact-checking and data journalism: register now for our free online course with Laura Zommer

With media today, identifying fact from fiction can be a challenge. Yet, it’s in this same environment that fact-checking organizations have sprouted and continue to grow around the globe.

There are currently 161 active fact-checking organizations worldwide, according to Duke University’s Reporters’ Lab. And that number is growing as do the ways in which false news and general information spread in our newspapers, on the airwaves and on our screens. Read more »

Sign up for the online course "Crafting Data Stories" and get your backstage pass to the data journalism process

“Crafting Data Stories: A Hands-on, Step-by-step Workshop Building Real Data Narratives" runs from Sept. 18 to Oct. 29, 2017. Heather Krause, founder and principal data scientist of Datassist, will lead a six-week Big Online Course (BOC) teaching students how to build a data story from scratch using analysis and narrative techniques. Read more »

Sign up now for our new online course on data journalism: "Python for Data Journalists: Analyzing Money in Politics"

Data journalists are the newest rock stars of the newsroom. Using computer programming and data journalism techniques, they have the power to cull through big data to find original and important stories.

Learn these techniques and some savvy computer programming to produce your own bombshell investigations in the latest massive open online course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, “Python for Data Journalists: Analyzing Money in Politics.” Read more »

How to create a data journalism team: practical tips for bringing programmers and journalists together

In the era of big data, journalism can benefit greatly from using information technology to reinvent methods for searching, analysis, and news coverage. 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 »

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 »

Brazilian Association of Newspapers and Knight Center offer online training 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. Read more »

Knight Center’s innovative MOOC, "Data-Driven Journalism: The Basics," comes to an end

After five weeks with some of the top data journalism experts in the field and attracting 3,700 participants in more than 143 countries, “Data-Driven Journalism: The Basics,” the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ most innovative Massive Open Online Course to date, will come to an end this Monday. Read more »

Nearly 4,000 students in 62 countries participate in Knight Center’s MOOC "Introduction to Data Journalism"

“Introduction to Data Journalism," the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' second Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) in Spanish, came to an end last Friday after a one-week extension. The course, which attracted almost 4,000 students from over 60 countries, was characterized by high participation across all its platforms and generated so much interest that students requested extra time to continue exploring the course's tools and discussions. Read more »

Knight Center's MOOC "Introduction to Data Journalism" starts with 3,000 students and high participation

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' second Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) in Spanish, “Introduction to Data Journalism," began on Monday, May 13 with more than 3,000 students and high participation. Registration to the course is still open. Read more »


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