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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 »


How to cover artificial intelligence and understand its impact on journalism: MOOC in Portuguese, in partnership with Microsoft

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning. These are some terms that are in high demand in many professional fields, but which are not yet familiar to many in news media. The next massive open online course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, conducted in partnership with Microsoft, will familiarize students with the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it affects the news industry. Read more »


Video production for journalists in the digital age: Register now for Knight Center's new free online course

Video production has become an increasingly important skill for journalists who want to be versatile and tell stories in a variety of ways. 

With this in mind, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on video production. The five-week course, titled “Video Production for Journalists in the Digital Age,” runs from Oct. 22 through Nov. 25, 2018. 

Registration is now open for the course, which will be taught by Bill Gentile, a longtime journalist and documentary filmmaker who teaches at American University. The course is being offered for free thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

 

How to cover artificial intelligence and understand its impact on journalism: MOOC in Spanish, in partnership with Microsoft

The term “artificial intelligence” has been around since 1956, and yet many journalists are unfamiliar with its history and impact on the world today, even as its influence grows everywhere, including on how we gather and report the news.

The next massive open online course (MOOC) in Spanish, and the Knight Center’s first in partnership with Microsoft, will familiarize students with the foundations of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it impacts the news industry. Read more »


Learning materials for popular online course on programming language R are now available

An online course on the complex programming language R recently ended with more than 3,300 registered students from 131 countries and all instructional materials for the course are now available. The materials are available to the general public and will act as an ongoing resource for those who are interested in learning more about R. Read more »


MOOC on podcasting starts with more than 2,500 students from 112 countries; Still time to sign up for this free online course

More than 2,500 people from 112 countries have signed up for the Knight Center’s latest MOOC, “Listen! How to launch and grow a hit podcast.”

Although the course just began on Aug. 20 with an overview of the field from past to present, students and instructors have been very active on discussion forums. Read more »


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 »


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