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!

MOOC on podcasting starts with more than 2,500 students from 112 countries; Still time to sign up for this free online course

More than 2,500 people from 112 countries have signed up for the Knight Center’s latest MOOC, “Listen! How to launch and grow a hit podcast.”

Although the course just began on Aug. 20 with an overview of the field from past to present, students and instructors have been very active on discussion forums. Read more »


Learn how to turn data into great maps & improve your storytelling using GIS in new Knight Center MOOC

When done well, maps can help journalists reveal and explain trends and patterns they’ve discovered through reporting.

In the Knight Center’s latest MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), two senior developers from the Texas Tribune will teach how to create and use maps to do just this.  Read more »


Listen up! How to launch and grow a hit podcast. Sign up now for the Knight Center’s new free online course

Through unique personalities and the power of audio, podcasts afford journalists the chance to form close relationships with their audiences, an opportunity no one in media can afford to miss. Read more »


How to debunk ‘fake news’ and never call it by that name again. New free online course in Portuguese from the Knight Center.

Journalists are bombarded with a huge amount of digital content that needs to be checked before it becomes news. To help with this task, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) of Brazil, with the support of the Google News Initiative, launch the massive online course in Portuguese "How to debunk ‘fake news’ - and never call it by that name again.” Read more »


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