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New storytelling platform — virtual reality — popular at ISOJ

Attendees at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) formed long lines Friday to test virtual reality (VR) as a storytelling platform. Read more »


ISOJ registration is closed but livestreaming in English and Spanish will be available

The 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, April 17-18, is sold out, but this unique gathering of professional and academics will be livestreamed on the ISOJ website. There will be two live video streams available, the original in English and a second with simultaneous translation to Spanish. Registration is closed as of Monday, April 6. Read more »


Social Media Analytics for Journalists: register now for online course and learn how to measure your success

Amanda ZamoraHaving a presence on social media has become an essential requirement for journalists, media practitioners and many other professionals. But it is not enough. Read more »


Last seats available for a pre-ISOJ workshop on “media metrics, analytics and impact”

Journalists, media executives and scholars who will come to Austin for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 17-18 can also participate, on April 16, in a workshop on how to measure the impact of digital media. Registration is open here. Read more »


Sign up for a new online course on interactive data visualization for the web using D3.js

Update: Registration for this course closed on March 6, 2015, after reaching maximum capacity. We are considering offering it again in the future. Read more »


Knight Center launches program for ISOJ 2015, the global conference on online journalism; registration is open

ISOJ 2015

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released the program for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), an annual conference that attracts media executives, journalists and scholars from around the world. ISOJ will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 17-18, 2015. Check the ISOJ program here and click here to register. Read more »


Hundreds of Mexican judges, lawyers take online course on freedom of expression offered by UNESCO and Knight Center

Nearly 1,000 Mexican judges, lawyers and other operators of justice participated in an online course on issues of freedom of expression and journalist safety offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas in association with UNESCO and in close cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Mexico.  Read more »


Knight Center launches a massive online course in Portuguese on mobile journalism

Smartphones have become indispensable and have transformed various aspects of our daily lives, including the way that we consume news and how it is produced. To help those interested in learning about the latest in mobile media and how journalism can be done via smartphone, the Brazilian National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, supported by Google, will offer the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled “Introduction to Mobile Journalism.”

Click here to register. Read more »


UNESCO and Knight Center offer course for Mexican judges about the international legal framework for freedom of expression

With the support of the Supreme Court of Mexico, through the Mexican Association of Imparters of Justice, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of the University of Texas at Austin and the UNESCO Chair at Ibero-American University, offer the online course “International Framework for Press Freedom and Protection of Journalists” aimed at judges and other operators of justice in Mexico. Read more »

Second edition of Knight Center book “Digital Tools for Journalists” now available in Portuguese

The second e-book from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, “Digital Tools for Journalists,” by Argentinian journalist Sandra Crucianelli, is now available in Portuguese.

The translation of the book is the result of a partnership between the Knight Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Media Strengthening Program in Mozambique, financed by the United States government through its Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented by IREX. Click here to download the book for free (in PDF format) from the Knight Center digital library. Read more »


Infographics MOOC students attend newspaper congress in São Paulo and visit Google Brasil

Alberto Cairo

The ability to cope with a disruptive environment and an awareness of new technological resources are key skills for the 21st century journalist. This was the lesson highlighted by a group of eight students who participated in a recent Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, through the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.  The students won scholarships to attend the 10th Brazilian Congress of Newspapers (CBJ by its initials in Portuguese) and visit the facilities of Google Brasil. Read more »


How to use data journalism tools: Knight Center's new online course in Spanish

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the Massive Online Course (or MOOC) “Digital Tools for Data Journalism” with the Argentine journalist and instructor Sandra Crucianelli. The course in Spanish will last five weeks from August 18 to September 21 and anyone with access to the internet can participate (see here to enroll). See this video about the course with the instructor Sandra Crucianelli.

“We live in a sea of information” said Crucianelli to explain the goal of the course. “Today a vast amount of data circulate on the information highway and we have to know how to find them, process them, how to contextualize the data and give them meaning. Finding a scoop is like finding a pearl in the sea.” Read more »


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 »


Knight Center’s global conference ISOJ underlines sense of optimism for the future of journalism

The most successful and diverse International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to date concluded last weekend underlining a renewed sense of confidence and optimism in the future of the news industry. 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 »


WHAT WE DO

The Knight Center was created in August 2002 as a professional training and outreach program for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our main objective is to train journalists and help them develop training programs that will raise the ethical and professional levels of journalism.


ONLINE COURSES

The Knight Center’s trilingual Distance Learning program has trained more than 6,000 journalists from the Americas and the Caribbean with our innovative online, multimedia platform.

DIGITAL LIBRARY

The Knight Center maintains a free multilingual library of reports on journalism in the hemisphere and digital journalism training manuals.
Latest publication:
Coverage of Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean

AUSTIN FORUM

The Austin Forum is a network of organizations that focus on media development and training in Latin America and the Caribbean that meets annually at the University of Texas at Austin.
Most recent gathering:
Tenth Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas.


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