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Knight Center year in review: In 2019, 30,000 students in our online courses, ISOJ’s 20th anniversary & much more

Over the past year, the Knight Center has served thousands of journalists from around the world through a mix of online courses, events, publications, and news coverage. Read more »

Knight Center year in review: In 2018, we reached 40,000 students through our online courses, covered journalism in LA and more

As we look back on 2018, we’re reminded of how many journalists are seeking opportunities to acquire new skills, share best practices, and network with colleagues online and in person.

These opportunities are at the heart of what we do at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, and they align with our goal of helping journalists from around the world who want to improve the quality of journalism in their countries. In 2018, we accomplished this goal through a mix of professional training, organizational capacity building, conferences, and publications. Read more »

Students of online course on video for the internet earn scholarships for seminar on YouTube Space in São Paulo

Reinventing the language of journalistic audiovisual production for the web was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) "News video production for the internet." It’s also what the fifteen students of the course who were selected to participate in a workshop on YouTube Space in São Paulo wanted to express in their projects. Read more »

Knight Center launches program for ISOJ 2015, the global conference on online journalism; registration is open

ISOJ 2015

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released the program for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), an annual conference that attracts media executives, journalists and scholars from around the world. ISOJ will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 17-18, 2015. Check the ISOJ program here and click here to register. Read more »

Course for journalists sought to improve impartial presidential election coverage in Venezuela

Before the elections on Sunday, Oct. 7, granted Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez six more years in office, dozens of journalists participated in an online course and in-person workshop on election coverage offered by the Carter Center's Program to Strengthen Journalism in Venezuela and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. 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 »

Online course on infographics and data visualization to be offered in Portuguese again

Thinking visually is indispensable for the future of journalism, according to Spanish journalist Alberto Cairo. Cairo's approach to visual storytelling is the theme of the course “Intro to Infographics and Visualization for Journalists,” presented in Portuguese from Oct. 24 through Dec. 4. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' distance learning platform will host the course. Participants can register until Oct. 12. Read more »

“Managing Digital Newsrooms” is theme for the next Knight Center webinar

Registration is now closed.

Digital technology has transformed traditional newsrooms and created new challenges for editors who now have to handle both traditional and new media. These new challenges will be the focus of a two-hour web seminar hosted by the Knight Center on Tuesday, Sept. 27, with distinguished Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos. Read more »

Knight Center offers new course: "Intro to Infographics and Visualization for Journalists"

The application period has closed.

Alberto Cairo wants to change the way journalists look at infographics. “Part of the problem is that print journalists believe that it is the job of computer graphics designers and artists only, while designers and artists believe that a traditional journalist will never be able to create good graphics,” he says. “Both groups are wrong. Infographics is not an art, but rather a means of visual communication and its rules can be learned with relative ease.” Read more »


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