Knight Center
Knight Center


The Knight Center sponsors and/or organizes a variety of events in the region. We work with other independent journalism organizations in the Americas to host specialized training programs and to organize journalism conferences around shared goals of professionalization and press freedom. We also host conferences, workshops, and lectures at the University of Texas, most notably the annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas.

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 »

In 6th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, region’s budding news sites discuss sustainability

First, the good news: Latin American online news is proliferating, offering unprecedented opportunities for citizen participation, expansion of local coverage, and a burgeoning market for mobile platforms.

But at the 6th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, the mood was analytical, with the subject of business models front and center. Innovations may abound, but online news producers realize that without new revenue streams, it will be difficult for them to survive and reach their full potential. Read more »

Cyber-attack left Knight Center’s websites down for two weeks

After a two-week hiatus following a massive cyber-attack, the websites of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the International Symposium for Online Journalism are now back online. Both sites are now being updated to resume their normal activities. The Knight Center and the ISOJ will discontinue the provisional WordPress sites created for this emergency, and
“The malicious cyber-attack was enough to shut our websites down, but not to enough to shut us up. We rapidly created WordPress blogs to continue our regular and unique report on Journalism in the Americas,” said professor Rosental Alves, founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more »

Univision News to provide simultaneous translations into Spanish during ISOJ

The news division of the Hispanic TV network Univision will provide simultaneous translations from English to Spanish for the sessions of the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism, which will take place on April 19 and 20 at the University of Texas at Austin.  Read more »

ISOJ conference to cover main issues of digital journalism, from industry’s disruption to mobile revolution

Journalists, media executives and scholars from around the world will converge at the University of Texas at Austin, once again, for the International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 19 and 20. Read more »


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