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Knight Center celebrates 4th anniversary of world's first journalism MOOC program; 85,000 people reached so far

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is celebrating the fourth anniversary of its program of massive open online courses (MOOCs), the first in the world specializing in journalism.

On Oct. 28, 2012, we launched our first MOOC, “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” with the idea of expanding the reach of the Knight Center's pioneering distance learning program created in 2003.  Read more »


With support from Google, the Knight Center offers a free online course in Spanish on data journalism

From July 25 to August 28, Argentine journalist Sandra Crucianelli, veteran instructor of Latin American journalists, will teach a new and revised version of her successful massive online course “Digital Tools for Data Journalism,” organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas with the support of Google.

Registration is open. Click here to see the course schedule and to sign up. Read more »


Free online course "Introduction to News Design": Sign up now for new MOOC offered by Knight Center and SND

Good news design has the power to ensure that the stories into which journalists have invested hours of work catch the attention of their audiences. But knowing how to fill the blank pages can be a major challenge in the multimedia era where designers work with multiple platforms, from a variety of digital screens to the traditional print formats of magazines and newspapers. Read more »


Knight Center receives $600,000 from Knight Foundation to expand its online training program for journalists

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will expand its online journalism education program over the next four years thanks to a $600,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Read more »


UPDATE: Registration now closed for ISOJ 2016, the global conference on online journalism

Online journalism enthusiasts can now register for the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), which brings together hundreds of editors, reporters and academics from around the world for a two-day discussion about current trends, issues and innovation in the field. Read more »


Knight Center launches program for ISOJ 2016, the global conference on online journalism

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released the program for the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), an annual conference that attracts media executives, journalists and scholars from around the world. Read more »


UNESCO and Knight Center offer new online course for Latin American judges on freedom of expression

Due to the success of last year's offering of the massive online course “International Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists,” which had more than 1,200 registered participants from across Latin America, the course will be offered again starting April 4. Read more »


Course "Social Media Analytics for Journalists" will teach how to measure your success online; registration open

After years of working in online journalism production and audience engagement, journalist Amanda Zamora is ready to share lessons learned about how journalists can optimize content for social platforms and measure audience response.

“Social Media Analytics for Journalists: Measuring Your Success” is a four-week Big Online Course (BOC) offered in English by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and taught by Zamora. It runs from March 7 to April 3 and costs $95, which is payable by credit card. Read more »


Knight Center celebrates three years of MOOCs in journalism, passes 70,000 students in its online courses

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is celebrating the third anniversary of its unique program offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Big Online Courses (BOCs). So far, 62,803​ people from 169 countries have benefited from 19 MOOCs and five BOCs. Read more »


Judges can take an online course on Freedom of Expression, offered by UNESCO and Knight Center

Hundreds of judges and other jurists (prosecutors, attorney, lawyers, etc) from Latin American and Caribbean countries have already signed up for a six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Spanish on the “International Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists.”  Read more »


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