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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.

Congress Unites 400 Colleagues Interested in Improving Investigative Reporting in Brazil

The Third International Congress on Investigative Journalism, held in Belo Horizonte from May 8-10, 2008, with support from the Knight Center, attracted nearly 400 journalists, instructors, and students from throughout the country for workshops and seminars about improving journalism in Brazil.


Colombian Journalists Hold First International Gathering on Investigative Reporting

A new national organization of investigative journalists, the “Newsroom Council” (Consejo de Redacción), conducted its First Investigative Journalism Gathering on April 25-26, 2008, in Bogotá, drawing 98 participants.


New Report Published on Press Freedom Monitoring and Advocacy in Latin America

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Media Program of the Open Society Institute (OSI) released a report this week about the work of nearly 50 organizations that are dedicated to monitoring and defense of press freedom in Latin America and the Caribbean. See the conference report in English and Spanish.


Knight Center Holds First Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas conducted the First Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, on April 5 and 6, 2008 in Austin, Texas. Participants included 26 journalists, academics, and media executives from eight Latin American countries, Spain, and Portugal. Click here to go to the Colloquium page.


Brazilian Journalists End Online Course in Portuguese, Coverage of Human Development

The Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (Abraji), in partnership with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, has ended its seventh edition of its online course 'Coverage of Human Development', on May 18, 2008.


Knight Center Enrolls 1,000th Student in Distance Education Courses

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has enrolled its 1,000th student in an online course, marking a milestone for the distance education program that began in 2003.


Knight Center Organizes Conference on Digital Journalism

Journalists and researchers from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal will participate April 6, 2008, in the First Ibero- American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, to be held in Austin, Texas. The conference, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, will follow the Ninth Annual International Symposium on Online Journalism, organized by the Knight Chair in Journalism and the UNESCO Chair in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.


Knight Center Develops Online Introductory Course in Digital Journalism for Caribbean Reporters and Editors

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, as part of its new focus as a digital media training center, has developed an introductory course to digital journalism that it will offer for the first time from March 3 to April 4, 2008, to journalists living and working in Caribbean countries.


Brazilian Journalists Can Apply for Online Course: Coverage of Human Development

The Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (Abraji) will offer the online course 'Coverage of Human Development', from March 3, to March 30, 2008. The course is offered in Portuguese in partnership with the Ayrton Senna Institute and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Brazilian journalists can apply online until midnight, Feb. 24.


Knight Center Completes Online Course in Spanish: Mathematics for Journalists

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has concluded its online course in Spanish, Mathematics for Journalists, from Feb. 11 through March 23, 2008. The six-week course, was taught by instructor Sandra Crucianelli of Argentina.


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