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The Knight Center features stories about our courses, workshops, conferences, and e-books, as well as updates from the journalism organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean that were created or strengthened with our support. You can follow this content through our blog, newsletter, RSS feed, Facebook, Twitter, or by checking back here often.

Registration for ISOJ 2017 is closed; Livestreaming will be available on YouTube and Facebook

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 »


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: Top editors of six U.S. metropolitan newspapers to discuss transition to digital-first

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.

Registration is now open. Past symposia have filled up quickly so sign up as soon as possible. Read more »


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 »


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