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 100,000 students from 171 countries. Our courses cover a variety of topics including data visualization, news design, social media analytics, investigative reporting, math for journalists and many others. They last from four to eight weeks and are conducted completely online. Our instructors are 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!

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 »


Looking to start a podcast? Register for this free online course and spread your stories to ears across the globe

Podcasting is having its heyday. The medium allows for users around the world to tune into their favorite programs, on topics ranging from fantasy football to foreign policy, at any time of the day or night. Read more »


Entrepreneurial journalism: sign up for free online course in Spanish on how to monetize and manage digital media

Faced with the crisis of the traditional newspaper industry and thanks to the opportunities offered by digital technologies, new media outlets proliferate on the internet. However, journalist-entrepreneurs face many challenges in their attempts to achieve financial sustainability with digital native media. Read more »


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