Knight Center
Knight Center


DL_globe.jpgWelcome to the Knight Center’s trilingual Distance Learning program!

Since 2003, our program has trained more than 6,000 journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean on a variety of topics that include investigative reporting, ethics, digital journalism techniques, election reporting, coverage of armed conflicts, computer-assisted reporting, and many others. Our short courses last from four to eight weeks. They are conducted completely online and taught by some of the most respected, experienced journalists and journalism trainers in the Americas. The courses take full advantage of multimedia. They feature video lectures, chats, discussion forums, audio slideshows, self-paced quizzes, and other collaborative learning technologies. Our expert instructors and cutting-edge platform provide a quality learning experience for the journalist who seeks to improve and/or gain new knowledge or skills for the 21st century newsroom.

Please visit this section of our website often. We post our new course offerings here, and our application process takes place entirely online. We hope you will consider applying for an upcoming course, and that we will see you soon in the virtual classroom!

Sign up now for free online course on Mobile Journalism; it is the 11th MOOC offered by the Knight Center

Mobile devices are everywhere. They have become a global phenomenon in all facets of life – including journalism. News organizations in today’s digital media landscape can no longer think Digital First – but Mobile First.

To help people interested in learning about the latest in the mobile media landscape and how journalism can be done via the mobile the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the free Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) “Introduction to Mobile Journalism.”

The course will take place from June 30 to August 3, 2014. Click here to register. Read more »

Sign up now for "Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age," the Knight Center’s newest MOOC

To help people interested in learning about the newest resources and techniques in the field of investigative journalism, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the free Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) “Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age” with the support of the Knight Foundation.

The course will take place from May 12 to June 15, 2014. Click here to register. Read more »

With Google’s support, ANJ and Knight Center launch their first MOOC in Portuguese, "Introduction to Infographics"

Brazil's National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with the support of Google, will offer the Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) in Portuguese, "Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization." The four-week course will start on Apr. 14 and end on May 12. It will be taught by instructor Alberto Cairo, with the University of Miami, one of the world's leading experts in the field. Read more »

Knight Center and Google’s MOOC concludes with hundreds of journalism projects for the web

On Dec. 19, four days after the conclusion of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' most recent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web," Mexican journalist Luis Cardona launched his site,, an investigative journalism website that seeks to employ journalists who have been displaced by violence in his country. Read more »

Our Instructors

Carlos Castilho is a professional journalist with 35 years of experience in newspapers, radio stations, and news agencies. Read more »

Sandra Crucianelli specializes in investigative and precision journalism and such tools as online document tracking, and applying mathematic techniques to reporting. Read more »

Hiram Enriquez is an experienced leader in the digital media industry. His career combines a solid background in publishing and media management with an extraordinary passion for new technologies and innovation in this sector. Read more »

Guillermo Franco has 24 years of journalism experience and has dedicated the last 10 years to digital journalism and the internet. Read more »

María Teresa Ronderos is a renowned Colombian journalist, with a specialty in political science. She is editor of and a former president of the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP). Read more »

Álvaro Sierra is a veteran Colombian journalist and instructor who currently teaches at the University for Peace in San José, Costa Rica. His specialities include coverage of armed conflicts. Read more »

José Roberto de Toledo, a Brazilian journalist, worked for 13 years for the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, and was one of the founders of the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI). He specializes in training journalists to use computer-assisted reporting techniques. Read more »


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