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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 »

Sign up now for “Social Media for Journalists,” the Knight Center’s next massive online course

UPDATE: Registration closed for this course on Feb. 22. There are 6,300 people registered from 149 countries taking this MOOC.

Reporters and editors have struggled with how to deal with the phenomenon of social networks. Now they have a chance to learn from a team of experts who will teach the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ next Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Social Media for Journalists: The Basics.” Click here to register now. Read more »

Knight Center and Google’s MOOC concludes with hundreds of journalism projects for the web

On Dec. 19, four days after the conclusion of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' most recent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web," Mexican journalist Luis Cardona launched his site,, an investigative journalism website that seeks to employ journalists who have been displaced by violence in his country. Read more »

"Digital Tools for Journalists": 2nd edition of Knight Center’s book in Spanish now available for free

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has published its most recent e-book in Spanish, the second edition of "Digital Tools for Journalists," by award-winning Argentine journalist Sandra Crucianelli. Read more »

Knight Center’s innovative MOOC program offers 7 courses, reaches 27,000 students in its first year

It’s been a little over a year since the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas launched its innovative Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) initiative and, in that time, the program has offered a total of seven massive courses and reached 27,674 people in more than 150 countries. The Knight Center's MOOC website was visited, during this period, 349,273 times and delivered 3,055,506 pages. Read more »


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.


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.


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


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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