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DIGITAL LIBRARY

The Knight Center occasionally publishes digital editions of books about journalism that can be downloaded for free from this page.

Media Coverage of Migration in the Americas

A Report from the Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas 2011

The Forum participants suggested that more stories need to be written about the migrants themselves, their families, historical explanations for migration, investigations into government policies, health issues, economic and social factors, education, housing and myriad other components that comprise migration. In short, media coverage needs to explain that migration has an important, if not crucial, effect on the daily life of almost everyone in the Americas. Read more »

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Ethical Guidelines for Online Journalism

Spanish editions

Do journalists need rules to guide their use of social media? How can journalists balance professional and personal lives on social media? What are the implications of friending or following someone on a social network? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this book as well as the ethical dilemmas regarding user-generated content, how to make corrections to articles published online, and what are the ethical implications of the links that are created in articles, among others. Read more »

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10 Best Practices for Social Media

Helpful guidelines for news organizations

By James Hohmann, El comité de éticas y valores de ASNE (American Society of News Editors) 2010-2011

This book is a complement to the book, “Ethical Guidelines for Online Journalism.” It includes rules and guides for the use of social media by journalists as well as ethical recommendations.

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Coverage of Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean

The book, "Coverage of Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean," captures the intense and violent working climate journalists face on a day-to-day basis, one that spawns self-censorship and questions of how coverage can better inform the public. It is a result of a gathering of journalists, academics and experts at the 8th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas held at the University of Texas at Austin in September 2010.

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Journalism in Times of Threats, Censorship and Violence

Report from the Seminar “Cross-border Coverage of U.S.–Mexico Drug Trafficking"

By Mónica Medel

English and Spanish editions
This report was compiled from the workshop "Cross-border Coverage of U.S.–Mexico Drug Trafficking" conducted March 26–27, 2010, by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the McCormick Foundation. Read more »

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The Impact of Digital Technology on Journalism and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Guillermo Franco

English and Spanish editions
This book, published by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Open Society Foundations Media Program, was compiled from the discussions, proposals and presentations at the 7th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, held at The University of Texas at Austin, Sept. 11–12, 2009. Read more »

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Seeking Sustainability

A nonprofit news roundtable

By Christopher Sopher

English edition
Nonprofit news organizations, funders, and academics gathered in April 2010 for the roundtable discussion “Seeking Sustainability,” convened by the Knight Foundation and co-hosted by the Texas Tribune, Voice of San Diego, and the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of Texas. This e-book summarizes those discussions. Read more »

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Digital Tools for Journalists

By Sandra Crucianelli

Spanish and Portuguese editions
Sandra Crucianelli’s book, written in Spanish, is a practical manual geared toward helping journalists better understand how to use digital tools in their daily jobs. Read more »

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How to write for the Web

A basis for discussion and construction of style books for online newsrooms

By Guillermo Franco

Spanish and Portuguese editions
This book by Guillermo Franco presents practical examples about writing for online publications and was designed to stimulate discussions among Latin American and Caribbean journalists about writing for the web. Read more »

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Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive

A digital literacy guide for the information age

By Mark Briggs

English, Spanish, and Portuguese Editions
Journalism 2.0 is a digital literacy guide for the information age. It was written by Mark Briggs as a practical manual, but it contains enough theoretical elements to serve as an introduction to digital journalism. Read more »

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