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!

Take the online course "Product Management for Journalists" and learn about a new, in demand role in newsrooms

In recent years, newsrooms in the United States and other countries have created new positions such as “product manager,” “director of product” and “chief product officer.” Last April, at the Knight Center’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), a "product director" for The New York Times and a "director of product" for the Washington Post spoke on the same panel Read more »

Knight Center MOOC program reaches new milestone with more than 100,000 students from 171 countries

With the recent conclusion of three simultaneous massive open online courses (MOOCs), the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has reached an important milestone in its innovative distance learning program. As of this month, the Center has served more than 100,000 students around the world. Read more »


Sign up for the online course "Crafting Data Stories" and get your backstage pass to the data journalism process

“Crafting Data Stories: A Hands-on, Step-by-step Workshop Building Real Data Narratives" runs from Sept. 18 to Oct. 29, 2017. Heather Krause, founder and principal data scientist of Datassist, will lead a six-week Big Online Course (BOC) teaching students how to build a data story from scratch using analysis and narrative techniques. Read more »


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