Knight Center
Knight Center

DISTANCE LEARNING

Welcome to the Knight Center’s trilingual Distance Learning program!

The Knight Center has offered online courses since 2003 and began to expand its distance learning program with the launch of its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in October 2012. Since then, the Center's MOOCs and Big Online Courses (BOCs) have reached more than 155,000 students from nearly 180 countries. 

 

Our courses cover a variety of topics, including digital journalism techniques, fact-checking and verification, computer-assisted reporting, data visualization, and more. They last four to five weeks and are conducted completely online. Our instructors are some of the most respected, experienced journalists and journalism trainers in the world. The courses take full advantage of multimedia, featuring video lectures, chats, discussion forums, 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 registration 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!

Applications open for new online course about freedom of expression for Ibero-American judicial operators

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of the University of Texas at Austin are pleased to announce that applications are open for the course "International Legal Framework of freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists."

This innovative course in Spanish, which in the last five years has already trained more than 7,600 judicial operators in Ibero-America, including judges and magistrates, will offer its fifth edition at the Latin American level from April 1 to May 12, 2019. However, applications to take this course are already open! To apply, please complete and submit this form. Read more »


In six years, 164,000 people from 200 countries participated in Knight Center's online courses in journalism

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is celebrating the 6th anniversary of its program of massive online courses in journalism that has an unparalleled reach around the world. Since 2012, 164,540 students from 200 countries and territories participated in our 60 courses offered in two modalities: 51 were Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and nine were Big Online Courses (BOCs). Each MOOC reaches a few thousand students and is free and each BOC reaches a few hundred and has a low cost. Read more »


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 »


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