The Knight Center closed registration for ISOJ 2017 after reaching capacity for the 18th edition of the global conference.
However, live streaming of the conference will be available on YouTube and Facebook, as well as isoj.org, including a channel with simultaneous translation to Spanish. For updates, you can also follow us on Twitter at @ISOJ2017 or with #ISOJ2017. News will also be available on Snapchat. Read more »
Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei to open ISOJ 2017; conference is sold-out, but live video will be available
Jim VandeHei knows how to make a splash with digital news, making him a solid choice to kick-off the first day of the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Friday, April 21. Read more »
ISOJ 2017: Panel will discuss how fact checking moved from the sidelines of journalism to front and center
Following the 2016 presidential election, fact-checking journalism came out on top. While fact checking is common during every election, the race between President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton resulted in a wider adoption. The Washington Post launched a tweet fact-checking extension and PolitiFact saw the highest number of page views in its history. Read more »
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 »
New online course in Spanish on the international legal framework for freedom of expression will be offered in May
More than 3,000 judges and other justice system operators in Latin America have been trained in the last three years through the Spanish-language online course “International Legal Framework on freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists.” A new version of this course has just been announced and will be offered starting May 8, 2017. 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.
Learn about virtual reality and 360 video in Knight Center’s free online course: Intro to Immersive Journalism
For the first time, students in a Knight Center MOOC (massive open online course) will be viewing some lessons in 360 degrees through interactive videos.
In our newest MOOC, “Introduction to Immersive Journalism: Virtual Reality and 360 Video,” we will be using some of the very tools taught in the course. Watch this video of MOOC instructor, professor Robert Hernandez, explaining course content using 360 video. Read more »
The 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is shaping up, with a preliminary list of outstanding speakers and a new site for exploring the evolution of online journalism through the content of all previous symposia, since 1999.
Learn how to find stories in data; Register now for free online course "Data Exploration and Storytelling"
Editors now expect reporters on every news desk to know how to find and use databases to uncover and explain complex topics. However, knowing where to start or how to best manage the data is a major challenge. Additionally, many of the resulting stories are dry, technical and lack the ability to engage readers. Read more »
Knight Center celebrates 4th anniversary of world's first journalism MOOC program; 85,000 people reached so far
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is celebrating the fourth anniversary of its program of massive open online courses (MOOCs), the first in the world specializing in journalism.
On Oct. 28, 2012, we launched our first MOOC, “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” with the idea of expanding the reach of the Knight Center's pioneering distance learning program created in 2003. Read more »
Looking to start a podcast? Register for this free online course and spread your stories to ears across the globe
Podcasting is having its heyday. The medium allows for users around the world to tune into their favorite programs, on topics ranging from fantasy football to foreign policy, at any time of the day or night. Read more »
Entrepreneurial journalism: sign up for free online course in Spanish on how to monetize and manage digital media
Faced with the crisis of the traditional newspaper industry and thanks to the opportunities offered by digital technologies, new media outlets proliferate on the internet. However, journalist-entrepreneurs face many challenges in their attempts to achieve financial sustainability with digital native media. Read more »
Students of video course from ANJ and the Knight Center receive training at YouTube Space in São Paulo
Fifteen students selected from the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Portuguese, “News video production for the internet,” participated in a training event at YouTube Space in São Paulo on Aug. 31. The students attended a special workshop on video production taught by YouTube staff. Read more »
The most challenging part of data journalism is often the process of collecting information, especially when the journalist needs to make structured spreadsheets from PDF reports, websites or social networks. The new online course in Portuguese offered by the Knight Center and Escola de Dados will show you how to work around this problem and automate the collection of web data. Read more »
The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is now accepting submissions of research papers for the 18th year of its global conference and #ISOJ Journal.
Papers submitted must be based on original research about online journalism. All work will go through a blind review by a panel of scholars from leading universities around the world. Read more »
Students of online course on video for the internet earn scholarships for seminar on YouTube Space in São Paulo
Reinventing the language of journalistic audiovisual production for the web was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) "News video production for the internet." It’s also what the fifteen students of the course who were selected to participate in a workshop on YouTube Space in São Paulo wanted to express in their projects. Read more »
With support from Google, the Knight Center offers a free online course in Spanish on data journalism
From July 25 to August 28, Argentine journalist Sandra Crucianelli, veteran instructor of Latin American journalists, will teach a new and revised version of her successful massive online course “Digital Tools for Data Journalism,” organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas with the support of Google.
Free online course "Introduction to News Design": Sign up now for new MOOC offered by Knight Center and SND
Good news design has the power to ensure that the stories into which journalists have invested hours of work catch the attention of their audiences. But knowing how to fill the blank pages can be a major challenge in the multimedia era where designers work with multiple platforms, from a variety of digital screens to the traditional print formats of magazines and newspapers. Read more »
Learn how to make journalistic videos for the web in the new MOOC in Portuguese from ANJ with the Knight Center
Offering attractive multimedia narratives has become essential to digital media following the growing trend of online video audiences worldwide. Two recent studies, one conducted by the Tow Center and another by the Reuters Institute, point to online audiovisual production as one of the "super powers" of journalists who seek to differentiate themselves in the digital market. Read more »
At the 9th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, digital news entrepreneurs shared their experiences with colleagues from the region.
Presentations from the session, “Innovation in digital journalism startups in Ibero-America,” are now available on video thanks to the team at SembraMedia. Read more »
New digital native media outlets are proliferating throughout Latin America. They have been created by journalists who have become entrepreneurs, driven by necessity—oppression from governments, crisis in traditional media, different types of censorship—or because they felt a drive to innovate online. Read more »
Journalists from traditional media discuss the transition to digital at Knight Center’s Ibero-American Colloquium
Nearly one hundred journalists from 13 Latin American countries, the United States and Spain gathered on Sunday, April 17 at the 9th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, thanks to support from Google. Read more »
Traditional media and digital native sites come together for the Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism
For the ninth consecutive year, journalists from Latin America, Spain and the United States gathered after the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to discuss trends, challenges and success stories in digital journalism in the region as part of the 9th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism. Read more »
Knight Center receives $600,000 from Knight Foundation to expand its online training program for journalists
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will expand its online journalism education program over the next four years thanks to a $600,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Read more »
Fourth edition of the online course for judges on freedom of expression begins with more than 600 judges and judicial operators
The fourth edition of the online course “International Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists” began on April 4 with the participation of 624 judges and other judicial operators (prosecutors, attorneys, lawyers, etc.) in Latin America. Read more »
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released the program for the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), an annual conference that attracts media executives, journalists and scholars from around the world. Read more »
Due to the success of last year's offering of the massive online course “International Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists,” which had more than 1,200 registered participants from across Latin America, the course will be offered again starting April 4. Read more »
Course "Social Media Analytics for Journalists" will teach how to measure your success online; registration open
After years of working in online journalism production and audience engagement, journalist Amanda Zamora is ready to share lessons learned about how journalists can optimize content for social platforms and measure audience response.
“Social Media Analytics for Journalists: Measuring Your Success” is a four-week Big Online Course (BOC) offered in English by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and taught by Zamora. It runs from March 7 to April 3 and costs $95, which is payable by credit card. Read more »
Online journalism enthusiasts can now register for the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), which brings together hundreds of editors, reporters and academics from around the world for a two-day discussion about current trends, issues and innovation in the field. Read more »
"Data Visualization and Infographics with D3", one of the most popular online courses in English offered this year by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, will be offered in Spanish starting January 18, 2016.
Both times that this course was offered in English in 2015, spaces filled up quickly. The Knight Center now offers this course in Spanish after receiving repeated requests. Be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure your participation. Read more »
Knight Center celebrates three years of MOOCs in journalism, passes 70,000 students in its online courses
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is celebrating the third anniversary of its unique program offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Big Online Courses (BOCs). So far, 62,803 people from 169 countries have benefited from 19 MOOCs and five BOCs. Read more »
Hundreds of judges and other jurists (prosecutors, attorney, lawyers, etc) from Latin American and Caribbean countries have already signed up for a six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Spanish on the “International Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists.” Read more »
Knight Center offers intermediate online course on data visualization and infographics with D3.js; Sign up now
Update: Registration for this course closed on November 2, 2015, after reaching capacity. We are considering offering it again in the future.
Building on the popular introductory data visualization course offered earlier this year, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is launching an intermediate-level course that will build participants' D3 visualization skills. Read more »
Online course on Freedom of Expression for journalists and justice system workers of Coahuila, Mexico: Registration open
Judges and journalists, as well as other justice system and media workers of the State of Coahuila, Mexico, may apply to the online course "Freedom of expression and protection of journalists in an international legal framework". Read more »
Math for Journalists Made Easy: Understanding and Using Numbers and Statistics – Sign up now for new MOOC
Journalists who squirm at the thought of data calculation, analysis and statistics can arm themselves with new reporting tools during the new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: “Math for Journalists Made Easy: Understanding and Using Numbers and Statistics” will be taught from June 1 to 28, 2015. Read more »
Knight Center offers again the online course on data visualization and infographics with D3.js; Sign up now
Update: Registration for this course closed on August 6, 2015, after reaching maximum capacity. We are considering offering it again in the future. Read more »
The 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, April 17-18, is sold out, but this unique gathering of professional and academics will be livestreamed on the ISOJ website. There will be two live video streams available, the original in English and a second with simultaneous translation to Spanish. Registration is closed as of Monday, April 6. Read more »
Social Media Analytics for Journalists: register now for online course and learn how to measure your success
UPDATE: April 24: Registration is now closed for this course after reaching maximum capacity. Read more »
Journalists, media executives and scholars who will come to Austin for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 17-18 can also participate, on April 16, in a workshop on how to measure the impact of digital media. Registration is open here. Read more »
Update: Registration for this course closed on March 6, 2015, after reaching maximum capacity. We are considering offering it again in the future. Read more »
Knight Center launches program for ISOJ 2015, the global conference on online journalism; registration is open
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released the program for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), an annual conference that attracts media executives, journalists and scholars from around the world. ISOJ will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 17-18, 2015. Check the ISOJ program here and click here to register. Read more »
Hundreds of Mexican judges, lawyers take online course on freedom of expression offered by UNESCO and Knight Center
Nearly 1,000 Mexican judges, lawyers and other operators of justice participated in an online course on issues of freedom of expression and journalist safety offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas in association with UNESCO and in close cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Mexico. Read more »
Smartphones have become indispensable and have transformed various aspects of our daily lives, including the way that we consume news and how it is produced. To help those interested in learning about the latest in mobile media and how journalism can be done via smartphone, the Brazilian National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, supported by Google, will offer the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled “Introduction to Mobile Journalism.”
UNESCO and Knight Center offer course for Mexican judges about the international legal framework for freedom of expression
With the support of the Supreme Court of Mexico, through the Mexican Association of Imparters of Justice, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of the University of Texas at Austin and the UNESCO Chair at Ibero-American University, offer the online course “International Framework for Press Freedom and Protection of Journalists” aimed at judges and other operators of justice in Mexico. Read more »
The second e-book from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, “Digital Tools for Journalists,” by Argentinian journalist Sandra Crucianelli, is now available in Portuguese.
The translation of the book is the result of a partnership between the Knight Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Media Strengthening Program in Mozambique, financed by the United States government through its Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented by IREX. Click here to download the book for free (in PDF format) from the Knight Center digital library. Read more »
The ability to cope with a disruptive environment and an awareness of new technological resources are key skills for the 21st century journalist. This was the lesson highlighted by a group of eight students who participated in a recent Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, through the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The students won scholarships to attend the 10th Brazilian Congress of Newspapers (CBJ by its initials in Portuguese) and visit the facilities of Google Brasil. Read more »
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the Massive Online Course (or MOOC) “Digital Tools for Data Journalism” with the Argentine journalist and instructor Sandra Crucianelli. The course in Spanish will last five weeks from August 18 to September 21 and anyone with access to the internet can participate (see here to enroll). See this video about the course with the instructor Sandra Crucianelli.
“We live in a sea of information” said Crucianelli to explain the goal of the course. “Today a vast amount of data circulate on the information highway and we have to know how to find them, process them, how to contextualize the data and give them meaning. Finding a scoop is like finding a pearl in the sea.” Read more »
Sign up now for free online course on Mobile Journalism; it is the 11th MOOC offered by the Knight Center
Mobile devices are everywhere. They have become a global phenomenon in all facets of life – including journalism. News organizations in today’s digital media landscape can no longer think Digital First – but Mobile First.
To help people interested in learning about the latest in the mobile media landscape and how journalism can be done via the mobile the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the free Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) “Introduction to Mobile Journalism.”
To help people interested in learning about the newest resources and techniques in the field of investigative journalism, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the free Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) “Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age” with the support of the Knight Foundation.
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 »
With Google’s support, ANJ and Knight Center launch their first MOOC in Portuguese, "Introduction to Infographics"
Brazil's National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with the support of Google, will offer the Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) in Portuguese, "Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization." The four-week course will start on Apr. 14 and end on May 12. It will be taught by instructor Alberto Cairo, with the University of Miami, one of the world's leading experts in the field. Read more »
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The Knight Center was created in August 2002 as a professional training and outreach program for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our main objective is to train journalists and help them develop training programs that will raise the ethical and professional levels of journalism.
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