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ISOJ

The International Symposium on Online Journalism is an annual conference that attracts editors, producers, media executives and scholars from around the world who convene at the University of Texas at Austin to discuss the evolution of online journalism. ISOJ started in 1999 and has grown throughout the years to become a unique international conference that serves as a barometer for the state of online journalism globally. In 2020, for the first time, ISOJ was held online only and reached thousands of people around the world.

LatAm Journalism Review

A trilingual digital magazine published by the Knight Center, LatAm Journalism Review covers issues related to journalism and press freedom in Latin America and the Caribbean. For 17 years, the Knight Center has published the blog Journalism in the Americas that in June 2020 grew into this digital magazine. LJR is produced by a team of journalists in Austin, including Moody College of Communication journalism students, and contributors based in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Journalism Courses

The Knight Center's distance learning program Journalism Courses offers a variety of free or low-cost online training for journalists. The Knight Center is the world leader in massive open online courses (MOOCs) and a pioneer in the field. In 2003, the center started offering online courses for journalists and since 2012 it has served almost a quarter of a million students from 200 countries and territories. Our world-class online courses have helped journalists adapt to the demands of the rapidly changing media ecosystem.

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Online course on launching a newsletter now available to take at any time on Knight Center platform

The course “Newsletter strategies for journalists: How to create, grow & monetize newsletters” teaches how to launch and maintain a newsletter through a standard product life cycle. It is now available online as a self-directed course.

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How can journalists improve coverage of the COVID-19 vaccines? Knight Center offers free, self-directed online course

Journalists who want to best inform the public about the vaccines and combat disinformation surrounding them can now take “Covering the COVID-19 vaccine: What journalists need to know” for free, online and at their own pace.

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ISOJ wraps up second virtual-only conference with more than 7,300 registrants from 154 countries

More than 7,300 people from 154 countries and territories registered for the 22nd annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) as the global journalism conference went completely online for the second year in a row.

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Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism attracts nearly 1,500 people from Latin America, Spain and Portugal

For the first time, the 14th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, typically held in Spanish, was also heard in Portuguese. Thousands of viewers in Latin America, Spain and Portugal tuned in for the annual event.

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Learn techniques of data analysis and visualization; Register now for Knight Center’s all-new online course

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new Big Online Course (BOC) for journalists interested in honing their data journalism skills.

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Registration open for 14th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

Registration is now open for the 14th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, a post-ISOJ conference in Spanish and Portuguese.

New free online course for women journalists and allies: Learn how to plan for reporting safely

The new free online course, “How to report safely: Strategies for women journalists and their allies,” will teach students how to create a safety plan and manage and mitigate risks encountered while reporting.

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After attracting more than 3,000 students, Knight Center MOOC on fact-checking during COVID-19 now available as self-directed course

“Disinformation and fact-checking in times of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean,” a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, is now available as a self-directed course.

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Knight Center, UNESCO, WHO & UNDP partner to offer free online course for journalists covering the COVID-19 vaccines

To help journalists inform the public about the COVID-19 vaccines and fight disinformation surrounding them, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas teamed up with UN agencies to offer a free online course taught by experts in the field.

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Representation and diversity are characteristics that should be inherent to media, according to opening panelists at Knight Center diversity conference

Two journalists who shared life and professional experiences in their search for diversity in the news opened the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism.

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Learning is the key to covering disability from the perspective of solutions: say panelists during conference on diversity in journalism

Cover disability from the solutions. That was the theme of the last session of the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism that took place from March 26 to 27 completely online. The conference was organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas with support from Google News Initiative.

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Talking about sexual diversity in journalism is talking about the intersection between gender, race and social class, say panelists at Knight Center's diversity conference

Panel on sexual orientation of the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism, talks about sexual diversity in journalism as the intersection between gender, race and social class.

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Racial and ethnic diversity in journalism: greater representation attracts more readers, say speakers at Knight Center conference

Panel on racial and ethnic diversity in journalism discussed topics such as representation and coverage of racial issues in Latin America.

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More Latin American newsrooms are incorporating a gender perspective, but diversity conference speakers say there is more work to be done

"The world is told through the eyes of man and that will never be objective," said journalist Lucia Solis Reymer, in a panel on gender at the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism, held completely online from March 26 to 27, 2021.

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Knight Center announces program and speakers for the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism. Sign up!

The First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism will have 19 speakers from Latin America and the United States in four thematic sessions and two special tables on March 26 and 27, 2021.

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Couvrir les vaccins contre le COVID-19 : inscrivez-vous dès maintenant au nouveau cours gratuit en ligne en quatre langues du Knight Center

Le Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas propose une nouvelle formation, « Couvrir les vaccins contre le COVID-19, ce que les journalistes doivent savoir », qui se tiendra du 29 mars au 25 avril 2021 et sera proposée en anglais, espagnol, portugais et français.

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Covering the COVID-19 vaccines: Register now for Knight Center’s new free online course in four languages

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering the new course, “Covering the COVID-19 vaccine: What journalists need to know,” which will run from March 29 - April 25 2021 and will be offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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After MOOC with 2,000 students, Knight Center launches self-directed course in Spanish on diversity in journalism

The Knight Center online course in Spanish, “Diversity in the news and newsrooms,” is now available online for free as a self-directed course. Any person from anywhere in the world can now access and take the course at their own pace.

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Video of Knight Center’s webinar for journalists covering the COVID-19 vaccines is now available in 8 languages

Video recordings of the multilingual webinar, “Covering the COVID-19 Vaccines: What Journalists Need to Know,” are now available for free in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

ISOJ keynotes

AG Sulzberger, New York Times’ chairman and publisher, will open ISOJ 2021. Here is the lineup of keynote speakers

Registration is open for the 2021 ISOJ, and keynote speakers, including New York Times' chairman AG Sulzberger, have been announced.

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Registration is now open for ISOJ Online 2021. Sign up now for the premier online journalism conference in April

Registration for ISOJ, the premier global online journalism conference, is now open. For the second year, the conference will be virtual and free!

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Knight Center webinar convenes global experts to discuss COVID-19 vaccines coverage, science & distribution

“For the past year, journalists from around the world have found themselves covering the biggest story of their lifetime. A global immunization effort is now underway, and journalists are now challenged and given the opportunity to cover the multidimensional aspects of the vaccine."

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Here’s a multilingual list of resources for journalists covering the COVID-19 vaccines

Our partners at UNESCO and the World Health Organization have helped us compile a robust list of resources for journalists covering COVID-19 and vaccines.

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Momarundu’ỹ oikóva ha oiko’ỹva jehecha añetépa COVID-19 aja: Centro Knight oroguatáva mbo’esyry pyahu yvytu pepo rehe ha oñehepyme’ỹva eñemboheraguapy

Sa suáma oḡuahẽ ko yvy ári mbegue mbeguépe hasýva COVID-19gui ha ohasáma mokõi sua omanóva ichugui, Centro Knight Texas Mbo’ehaovusu ha UNESCO ñeipytyvõme omoḡuahẽ tekombo’e yvytu pepo rehe ikatúvo ñarairõ mba’asy ruvicha aja mba’asy vaive ha’éva “momarandu’ỹ”.

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Mark your calendars for ISOJ Online 2021: The premier global journalism conference will be held from April 26-30

For the second time in its 22-year history, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) will be held online only, from April 26 to 30, 2021.

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Let’s create a fact-checking army in Latin America and the Caribbean, says instructor of Knight Center’s next MOOC

Brazilian journalist Cristina Tardáguila wants to build a global army of fact-checkers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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How to create, grow & make money from newsletters: Register for Knight Center’s new free online course for journalists

Register today for the new Knight Center massive open online course (MOOC), “Newsletter Strategies for Journalists: How to Create, Grow and Monetize Newsletters.”

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Knight Center to host webinar on COVID-19 vaccines coverage, in partnership with UNESCO & WHO

The Knight Center is holding a free webinar aimed at helping journalists deepen their understanding and coverage of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Disinformation and Fact-Checking in Times of COVID-19: Register now for Knight Center’s new free online course

The MOOC “Disinformation & Fact-Checking in Times of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean” will be taught in Spanish, Portuguese and Guaraní from Feb. 15 to March 14, 2021.

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2020 in review: Knight Center reached 38K students, moved ISOJ fully online, launched new digital magazine & much more

As this tumultuous year comes to an end, we’re reflecting on the Knight Center’s work in 2020 and looking ahead to how our programming will continue to be of service to the journalism industry in 2021. 

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Data journalism project on missing women in Mexico wins Microsoft/Knight Center contest for training and funding

A data journalism project investigating thousands of cases of women missing in Mexico won $10,000 in financing and hands-on data visualization training.

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Register for free Spanish course ‘Diversity in the news and newsrooms’ from the Knight Center and Google News Initiative

The Knight Center is offering a free online course in Spanish, “Diversity in the news and newsrooms,” which runs from Jan. 11 to Feb. 7, 2021. Register today!

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English course ‘Digital investigations for journalists’ is now available in a self-directed version

The course ‘Digital investigations for journalists: How to follow the digital trail of people and entities' now has a self-directed version, so video lessons, readings and digital resources are available for free.

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'Journalism in a Pandemic' MOOC now available as self-directed course in 6 languages, including Arabic & Russian

The Knight Center's popular MOOC, "Journalism in a Pandemic: Covering COVID 19 Now and in the Future," is now available as a self-directed course in six languages: Arabic, Russian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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Self-directed version now available for Portuguese course ‘On the Digital Trail of Public Money’

The self-directed version of the course “On the Digital Trail of Public Money: How to monitor federal, state and municipal spending” is now available.

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Register now for new MOOC that will help journalists develop strategies for dealing with online harassment

The free course, “Online Harassment: Strategies for Journalists’ Defense,” will teach women journalists and their allies how to protect themselves online, how to deal with online harassment and how to find networks of support.

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Former students from Knight Center MOOCs can compete for Microsoft funding to train their newsroom on data journalism

Microsoft and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas are teaming up to announce a $10,000 data journalism training opportunity for a Latin America newsroom. 

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With more than 5,400 people from 152 countries, digital investigations course for journalists enters 2nd week and still accepts new students

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Digital investigations for journalists: How to follow the digital trail of people and entities,” is in its second week and has attracted more than 5,400 students from more than 152 countries.

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‘The Power of Digital Audio Storytelling:’ Sign up for free online course for journalists on podcasts and voice assistants

“The Power of Digital Audio Storytelling: From Podcasts to Voice Assistants” is a four-week course that runs from Oct. 26 to Nov. 29, presented for free thanks to support from Knight Foundation.

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Digital investigations: New online course teaches journalists how to follow the digital trail of people and entities

The MOOC will be held from Oct. 5 to Nov. 1, 2020 to help journalists obtain the tools necessary to investigate and monitor people and entities behind social media accounts.

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‘Equity & ethics in data journalism’ MOOC is now available as a self-directed course

The four-week course addressed tools and techniques to help journalists tell data stories fairly and ethically, offering a hands-on guide through the process of learning to identify inequity and hidden bias.

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WHO’s director highlights Knight Center’s online course 'Journalism in a Pandemic' during media briefing

  Since the beginning of the pandemic, the daily briefing of the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has been the main source of information for media outlets around the world that have been covering the spread of COVID-19.  In his opening remarks of the briefing on Monday, August 24, WHO’s director general […]

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ISOJ to be held online-only for first time in its 21-year history; Free registration open

The International Symposium on Online Journalism will be online-only for the first time in its 21-year history. Registration is now open.

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How to monitor public spending in Brazil: Register for new Knight Center course

In four weeks, participants of this free course will learn how public budgeting works and how to identify potential cases of taxpayer money misuse.

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“Beyond shiny gadgets”: New online course in Spanish on how to cover internet and technology

Tech journalism must go beyond stories that cover the subject as if it were something new without a long trajectory, says Natalia Zuazo, Argentinian journalist and political scientist who will be the instructor of the upcoming Spanish course, “How to cover internet and tech issues beyond shiny gadgets.” Registration is now open for this free […]

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Knight Center’s new MOOC on data journalism focuses on getting your data right, with equity and ethics. Sign up now!

The Knight Center, with support from the Knight Foundation, is offering the MOOC, “Equity and Ethics in Data Journalism: Hands-on Approaches to Getting Your Data Right,” taught by Heather Krause.

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New online course in Spanish helps journalists improve coverage of migrations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Free MOOC to help journalists understand the complexity and sensitivity of the migration phenomenon and improve their coverage, avoiding stereotypes, stigmas or labels.

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MOOC “Journalism in a Pandemic” is relaunched as a self-directed course on Knight Center’s new website

The course content was compiled and reorganized as a self-directed online course that has just been published on the Knight Center’s newly created website JournalismCourses.org.

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Still time to join journalists from 160 countries: Register for a free online course on coverage of the pandemic

More than 8,300 people have enrolled so far in the MOOC from the Knight Center that focuses on how journalists can effectively cover the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Knight Center’s ISOJ Online reaches thousands of people around the world, breaks records for the 21 year-old journalism conference

It took us a couple of months to figure out what would be the best way to host ISOJ for the first time online only. With happy hearts and a lot of gratitude, we can say that ISOJ 2020 broke records. We had the biggest program ever, a record number of speakers and topics covered and reached the largest audience of our history, in the U.S. and around the world.

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ISOJ launches its first ever online-only conference with more speakers, events than ever before

The International Symposium of Online Journalism officially kickstarted its 21st-year conference on July 20. The 2020 symposium is ISOJ's first online-only conference.

Inclusive coverage: gender perspective in the newsroom

Apply for the new Spanish-language course on journalistic coverage with a gender perspective

A new course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation and supported by the Google News Initiative, will provide strategies and tips for covering different genders and identities. The Spanish-language course, “Inclusive coverage: gender perspective in the newsroom,” will run March 2-29 and will be led by […]

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Course on freedom of expression for judicial operators in Ibero-America opens applications for the 2020 edition

The 2020 edition of the course “International Legal Framework of freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists” opens applications to all magistrates, judges and judicial operators in Ibero-America.

Investigative Reporting MOOC

Improve your investigative reporting with digital tools & techniques in new Knight Center MOOC

Investigative reports take time, preparation and resources, but when they are finally published, they can lead to greater public awareness of an issue, change public policy or even land the corrupt in jail. With all the changes that have impacted journalism in recent decades, there are a myriad of ways to enhance investigative reporting with […]

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Knight Center year in review: In 2019, 30,000 students in our online courses, ISOJ’s 20th anniversary & much more

Over the past year, the Knight Center has served thousands of journalists from around the world through a mix of online courses, events, publications, and news coverage.

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