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.
Leading female journalists from Texas and Mexico discuss accountability and digital strategy at pre-ISOJ event
The day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) begins, leading women journalists from Mexico and Texas will meet to discuss transparency, credibility and other journalistic values during an era of heightened political divisiveness in both countries. Their bilingual conversation will apply those themes to digital strategy, social media and political coverage of controversial issues including migration and violent crime. Read more »
ISOJ 2017: International hackathon will develop tools for accountability journalism to improve trust with readers
Two years ago, journalist Albertine Piels set up her first website in an attempt to gauge interest in coding among other reporters and to build a following for her first hackathon. Within hours, hundreds of people had rushed to the site. Read more »
ISOJ 2017: Journalists to discuss the importance of accountability journalism during the Trump presidency
At a time when journalism is under intense scrutiny and the media faces open criticism from President Donald Trump, Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of the Texas Tribune, says it’s important now more than ever to champion accountability journalism. Read more »
When a sniper opened fire during a protest in Dallas on July 7, The Dallas Morning News faced its first test as a digital-first newsroom. Read more »
ISOJ 2017: Check out the full program of Knight Center's global conference on online journalism; registration is open
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is proud to release the program for the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), which is taking place in Austin from April 21 to 22, 2017.