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

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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Press Freedom Monitoring and Advocacy in Latin America and the Caribbean

English and Spanish Editions
This report summarizes a gathering of nearly 50 press freedom practitioners working in Latin America and the Caribbean who gathered in 2007 to discuss their work and consider possibilities for future collaboration. Read more »

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