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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.

Check out the lineup of great speakers and the main topics of ISOJ 2019. Early bird discounted registration is open.

The 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism will feature some of the most creative and innovative minds in the field of digital journalism. Read more »


How to Use Your Phone to Produce Great Videos & Build a Social Audience: Sign up for MOOC on mobile journalism

When Yusuf Omar spoke to a crowd of media executives, academics and journalists last April in Austin, he told them “Our future is in our ability to curate and aggregate and listen to the voices of mobile storytellers around the world.” Read more »


Registration is now open for ISOJ 2019 and pre-ISOJ events

We’re pleased to announce that registration for this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is now open. Read more »


News Algorithms: Sign up now for this free online course, learn about the impact of AI and automation on journalism

Newsrooms around the world are using automation to produce earnings reports, identify fact-checkable statements, and provide updates on court cases, among other functions. It’s now imperative that journalists understand the power and pitfalls of these technologies.

In the Knight Center’s upcoming free online course, students will learn about how news media are using algorithms, automation and AI to do journalism and how they can apply these tools in their own work. Read more »


Knight Center year in review: In 2018, we reached 40,000 students through our online courses, covered journalism in LA and more

As we look back on 2018, we’re reminded of how many journalists are seeking opportunities to acquire new skills, share best practices, and network with colleagues online and in person.

These opportunities are at the heart of what we do at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, and they align with our goal of helping journalists from around the world who want to improve the quality of journalism in their countries. In 2018, we accomplished this goal through a mix of professional training, organizational capacity building, conferences, and publications. Read more »


Applications open for new online course about freedom of expression for Ibero-American judicial operators

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of the University of Texas at Austin are pleased to announce that applications are open for the course "International Legal Framework of freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists."

This innovative course in Spanish, which in the last five years has already trained more than 7,600 judicial operators in Ibero-America, including judges and magistrates, will offer its fifth edition at the Latin American level from April 1 to May 12, 2019. However, applications to take this course are already open! To apply, please complete and submit this form. Read more »


In six years, 164,000 people from 200 countries participated in Knight Center's online courses in journalism

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is celebrating the 6th anniversary of its program of massive online courses in journalism that has an unparalleled reach around the world. Since 2012, 164,540 students from 200 countries and territories participated in our 60 courses offered in two modalities: 51 were Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and nine were Big Online Courses (BOCs). Each MOOC reaches a few thousand students and is free and each BOC reaches a few hundred and has a low cost. Read more »


Fact-checking and data journalism: register now for our free online course with Laura Zommer

With media today, identifying fact from fiction can be a challenge. Yet, it’s in this same environment that fact-checking organizations have sprouted and continue to grow around the globe.

There are currently 161 active fact-checking organizations worldwide, according to Duke University’s Reporters’ Lab. And that number is growing as do the ways in which false news and general information spread in our newspapers, on the airwaves and on our screens. Read more »


How to cover artificial intelligence and understand its impact on journalism: MOOC in Portuguese, in partnership with Microsoft

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning. These are some terms that are in high demand in many professional fields, but which are not yet familiar to many in news media. The next massive open online course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, conducted in partnership with Microsoft, will familiarize students with the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it affects the news industry. Read more »


Video production for journalists in the digital age: Register now for Knight Center's new free online course

Video production has become an increasingly important skill for journalists who want to be versatile and tell stories in a variety of ways. 

With this in mind, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on video production. The five-week course, titled “Video Production for Journalists in the Digital Age,” runs from Oct. 22 through Nov. 25, 2018. 

Registration is now open for the course, which will be taught by Bill Gentile, a longtime journalist and documentary filmmaker who teaches at American University. The course is being offered for free thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

 

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