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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.

With the support from Google News Lab, the Knight Center offers a Portuguese course on Python programming for journalists

Analyzing massive databases or thousands of scattered documents, structuring information from web pages, identifying text patterns in official documents. These are more and more frequent demands in journalistic work that, without automated routines, can be laborious or even impossible to execute. Read more »


Students of online video journalism course receive scholarship for exclusive workshop at YouTube Space Rio

Producing effective video stories for digital platforms was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) "Video journalism: Visual narratives for digital platforms." It’s also what the ten students from the course who were selected to participate in an exclusive workshop with the team at YouTube Space in Rio de Janeiro tried to express in their projects. Read more »


Knight Center offers new free course in Spanish, "Fact-checking and data journalism." Register now!

The number of fact-checking initiatives in Latin America increased from just three in 2014 to 14 in 2017, following a worldwide trend of information verification. And yet, while the verification of public discourse increases on a global level, the world has also seen the proliferation of “fake news” and misinformation. Read more »


Take the online course "Product Management for Journalists" and learn about a new, in demand role in newsrooms

In recent years, newsrooms in the United States and other countries have created new positions such as “product manager,” “director of product” and “chief product officer.” Last April, at the Knight Center’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), a "product director" for The New York Times and a "director of product" for the Washington Post spoke on the same panel Read more »

Knight Center MOOC program reaches new milestone with more than 100,000 students from 171 countries

With the recent conclusion of three simultaneous massive open online courses (MOOCs), the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has reached an important milestone in its innovative distance learning program. As of this month, the Center has served more than 100,000 students around the world. Read more »


Sign up for the online course "Crafting Data Stories" and get your backstage pass to the data journalism process

“Crafting Data Stories: A Hands-on, Step-by-step Workshop Building Real Data Narratives" runs from Sept. 18 to Oct. 29, 2017. Heather Krause, founder and principal data scientist of Datassist, will lead a six-week Big Online Course (BOC) teaching students how to build a data story from scratch using analysis and narrative techniques. Read more »


Sign up now for our new online course on data journalism: "Python for Data Journalists: Analyzing Money in Politics"

Data journalists are the newest rock stars of the newsroom. Using computer programming and data journalism techniques, they have the power to cull through big data to find original and important stories.

Learn these techniques and some savvy computer programming to produce your own bombshell investigations in the latest massive open online course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, “Python for Data Journalists: Analyzing Money in Politics.” Read more »


Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas welcomes Mallary Tenore as its new assistant director

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has announced the hiring of journalist Mallary Tenore as its new assistant director. Tenore joins the center at the University of Texas at Austin to grow its presence and capabilities as a resource for journalists around the world. Read more »


ISOJ calls journalism researchers to submit papers for 2018 global conference and special journal edition

The submission deadline for papers has been extended to Sept. 22, 2017.

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) has a special call for papers for the 2018 #ISOJ Journal, which will feature original research about how journalists view their profession and their role during a time of incredible change in the industry. Read more »


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