Knight Center
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DISTANCE LEARNING

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

Since 2003, our program has trained more than 80,000 journalists from around the world on a variety of topics that include data visualization, news design, social media analytics, investigative reporting, math for journalists 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, featuring 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!

New online course in Spanish on the international legal framework for freedom of expression will be offered in May

More than 3,000 judges and other justice system operators in Latin America have been trained in the last three years through the Spanish-language online course “International Legal Framework on freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists.” A new version of this course has just been announced and will be offered starting May 8, 2017. Read more »


Learn about virtual reality and 360 video in Knight Center’s free online course: Intro to Immersive Journalism

For the first time, students in a Knight Center MOOC (massive open online course) will be viewing some lessons in 360 degrees through interactive videos.

In our newest MOOC, “Introduction to Immersive Journalism: Virtual Reality and 360 Video,” we will be using some of the very tools taught in the course. Watch this video of MOOC instructor, professor Robert Hernandez, explaining course content using 360 video. Read more »


Learn how to find stories in data; Register now for free online course "Data Exploration and Storytelling"

Editors now expect reporters on every news desk to know how to find and use databases to uncover and explain complex topics. However, knowing where to start or how to best manage the data is a major challenge. Additionally, many of the resulting stories are dry, technical and lack the ability to engage readers. Read more »


Knight Center celebrates 4th anniversary of world's first journalism MOOC program; 85,000 people reached so far

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is celebrating the fourth anniversary of its program of massive open online courses (MOOCs), the first in the world specializing in journalism.

On Oct. 28, 2012, we launched our first MOOC, “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” with the idea of expanding the reach of the Knight Center's pioneering distance learning program created in 2003.  Read more »


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