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Int'l. Online Journalism Symposium spotlights news innovation and experiments

More than 200 journalists, media executives and academics from throughout the world participated in the 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) April 1–2, 2011, at the University of Texas at Austin. Participants from North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe discussed successes and challenges in using digital technology to cover news and engage audiences while sustaining online news operations. Read more »


Models of non-profit journalism discussed at ISOJ

On day two of the ISOJ, representatives from non-profit journalism organizations discussed their operations and potential for long-term sustainability. Read more »


Local news, apps, and new ideas by old orgs make Vivian Schiller optimistic about journalism

In her talk “Reasons to be Cheerful: An Optimist’s view on the State of Digital Journalism,” Vivian Schiller gave seven reasons to be optimistic about where journalism is headed. Schiller, who resigned her post as NPR's CEO last month after gaffes at NPR on her watch, gave a keynote address at the 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism, which began today. Read more »


Int’l. Symposium on Online Journalism starts in Austin; new journal launched

The 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism began today at the University of Texas at Austin. More than 200 journalists, media executives, and academics are registered for the event taking place April 1-2.

The two days of discussions, which feature perspectives from industry and academic research, can be accessed via live stream here. The program is available here. Read more »


Colombia’s investigative journalists to hold 4th international gathering April 1–2

Colombia’s Consejo de Redacción (CdR), or Newsroom Council, will hold its fourth annual Investigative Journalism Meeting April 1–2, 2011, in Bogotá. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is a co-sponsor of the event. Read more »


Journalists can apply for travel grants to transport forum in Germany

The International Transport Forum, a think tank focusing on transport policy, is offering travel grants to a number of journalists from eight countries in the Americas to attend its 2011 summit May 25–27 in Leipzig, Germany. The deadline to apply is April 10. Read more »


Knight Center enrolls 5,000th student in online courses

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas recently registered its 5,000th student in an online training course, marking a major milestone for its pioneering distance education program. Read more »


BBC cuts Caribbean Service; region’s journalists call for a homegrown replacement

News this week of major cutbacks to BBC World Service, including the end of BBC’s Caribbean service on March 31, has raised concerns over the loss of news for audiences in more than two dozen nations. At the same time, some journalists are pushing for the immediate creation of a Caribbean-based alternative. Read more »


Latin American journalists use Knight Center’s online platform to do collaborative environmental reporting


Eighty-nine journalists from 11 countries in Latin America participated in the most recent environmental journalism training course organized by Colombia's Newsroom Council (CdR), an investigative journalism organization. The course was conducted on the distance education platform of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin.

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