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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, Diario19.com, an investigative journalism website that seeks to employ journalists who have been displaced by violence in his country. Read more »
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 »
"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 »
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 »
Two online learning programs offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas concluded successfully last week. Journalists from 18 countries in Latin America learned how to use digital tools to improve their work in a course in Spanish, and 44 Brazilian reporters and editors participated in a course in Portuguese on data journalism. Read more »
Knight Center’s MOOC on entrepreneurial journalism takes off with Google’s support and almost 5,000 students
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ most recent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), "Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web: an Introduction to Entrepreneurial Journalism," began on Monday, Nov. 18 with almost 5,000 students from 45 countries, and the class is still growing. The four-week course in Spanish, which is being offered with the support of Google, has become one of the Knight Center’s most popular MOOCs and attracted the largest number of Latin American students of any other class. Registration for this online course is still open. Click here to register. Read more »
With Google’s support, Knight Center offers MOOC in Spanish on developing journalistic projects for the web
In an effort to promote the creation and development of sustainable and quality digital journalism projects in Spanish, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with the support of Google, will offer this month the Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) "Development of Journalistic Projects for the Web: an Introduction to Entrepreneurial Journalism." Click here to register. Read more »
Knight Center receives $1 million to start endowment as part of Moody Foundation gift to University of Texas
The Moody Foundation announced on Monday it will invest $50 million in the University of Texas at Austin to create the Moody College of Communication, which will include $1 million to start an endowment for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »
Applications now closed for the Knight Center’s course, "Digital Tools for Journalists: from web to mobile"
Each day there are more digital tools available to help journalists with their work, but it's not always easy to find them or figure out which are the most useful. Read more »
5 tips on how to teach a successful MOOC in journalism based on the Knight Center’s "Data-Driven Journalism"
For Amy Schmitz Weiss, a journalism professor at San Diego State University and one of the five instructors of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ MOOC “Data-Driven Journalism: The Basics,” teaching and coordinating the pioneering course was in itself a learning experience that taught her some general principles on how to organize a successful MOOC.
Writing for PBS’ Media Shift, Schmitz Weiss summed up her advice on teaching massive courses, concluding that an effective MOOC requires plenty of planning, teamwork and clear and abundant communication with the participants. Read more »