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In six years, 164,000 people from 200 countries participated in Knight Center's online courses in journalism

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is celebrating the 6th anniversary of its program of massive online courses in journalism that has an unparalleled reach around the world. Since 2012, 164,540 students from 200 countries and territories participated in our 60 courses offered in two modalities: 51 were Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and nine were Big Online Courses (BOCs). Each MOOC reaches a few thousand students and is free and each BOC reaches a few hundred and has a low cost. Read more »

Applications open for new online course about freedom of expression for Ibero-American judicial operators

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of the University of Texas at Austin are pleased to announce that applications are open for the course "International Legal Framework of freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists."

This innovative course in Spanish, which in the last five years has already trained more than 7,600 judicial operators in Ibero-America, including judges and magistrates, will offer its fifth edition at the Latin American level from April 1 to May 12, 2019. However, applications to take this course are already open! To apply, please complete and submit this form. Read more »

Fact-checking and data journalism: register now for our free online course with Laura Zommer

With media today, identifying fact from fiction can be a challenge. Yet, it’s in this same environment that fact-checking organizations have sprouted and continue to grow around the globe.

There are currently 161 active fact-checking organizations worldwide, according to Duke University’s Reporters’ Lab. And that number is growing as do the ways in which false news and general information spread in our newspapers, on the airwaves and on our screens. Read more »


How to cover artificial intelligence and understand its impact on journalism: MOOC in Portuguese, in partnership with Microsoft

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning. These are some terms that are in high demand in many professional fields, but which are not yet familiar to many in news media. The next massive open online course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, conducted in partnership with Microsoft, will familiarize students with the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it affects the news industry. Read more »


Learning materials for popular online course on programming language R are now available

An online course on the complex programming language R recently ended with more than 3,300 registered students from 131 countries and all instructional materials for the course are now available. The materials are available to the general public and will act as an ongoing resource for those who are interested in learning more about R. 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 85,000 people from around the world with our innovative online, multimedia platform. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and Big Online Courses (BOCs) on topics ranging from video production to data visualization are taught on our platform at journalismcourses.org.

DIGITAL LIBRARY

The Knight Center maintains a free multilingual library of reports on journalism in the hemisphere and digital journalism training manuals.
Latest publication:
Innovative Journalism in Latin America

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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