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#ISOJ journal launches call for papers and the topic for next issue: 'Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas'

For the second year, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, is making a call for papers for a special edition of its official academic journal #ISOJ that will be entirely dedicated to one topic. This time, the theme will be "Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas." Read more »


Spark Camp draws digital problem solvers to UT Austin's School of Journalism

Amy Webb didn’t have to look far for an example of how Spark Camp, an "un-conference" she helps organize that pulls disparate people together for an informal exchange of ideas and problem solving. Co-hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, Spark Camp attracted an impressive variety of talented people to spend three days in January — in Austin — to ruminate on the crossroads of data and online journalism. Read more »


New Knight Center online course in English aims at improving reporters' social media skills

Journalists today have unprecedented access to the communities they cover. Savvy journalists use a growing kit of tools and techniques to take advantage of this situation. To help others connect with the reporting potential behind these new technologies the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new course in English, "Social Media Optimization," on how journalists can maximize social media in their jobs. The course will be taught in English a last from Oct. 31 to Nov. 27, 2011. Registration is open until Oct. 19 and costs $60. Read more »


Webinar shows how to create a successful, sustainable entrepreneurial journalism project

Registration is now closed for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' new webinar, "7 Steps to Creating a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Journalism Project." The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 12-2 p.m. (CST, Austin, TX. Read more »


Digital Toolbox for Journalists: A series of four Knight Center webinars

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering journalists an opportunity to improve their reporting skills with a unique quartet of online seminars called the Knight Center Webinar Series: Digital Toolbox for Journalists. Read more »


Journalists learn digital media project development in 4th edition of Knight Center course

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas concluded the fourth edition of its online course, “Digital Media Project Development” which was taught in Spanish by veteran journalist Hiram Enriquez, director for Digital Media, Tr3s at MTV Networks. The course ran from May 9-June 12, with an extra week added to wrap up grades and coursework. Read more »


Int'l. Online Journalism Symposium spotlights news innovation and experiments

More than 200 journalists, media executives and academics from throughout the world participated in the 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) April 1–2, 2011, at the University of Texas at Austin. Participants from North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe discussed successes and challenges in using digital technology to cover news and engage audiences while sustaining online news operations. Read more »


Knight Center to hold Fourth Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

The Fourth Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism will bring media executives, journalists, and scholars to the University of Texas at Austin on April 3, 2011. The colloquium follows the 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Argentine journalist congress Nov. 4–6 to focus on digital storytelling

Journalists from throughout Argentina will gather in Buenos Aires Nov. 4–6, 2010, for the Fifth National and International Congress on Argentine Journalism, organized by the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA). Read more »


Knight Center concludes popular online Spanish course “Digital Media Product Development"

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has concluded its online Spanish-language course “Digital Media Product Development,” a popular class that was held for the third time from Nov. 14–Dec. 17, 2010. The course was taught by veteran journalist Hiram Enriquez, who currently works for Univision Interactive Media. Read more »


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