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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.

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 »


How to be heard above the noise: a guide for journalists launching a podcast

This article is part of the book, "Innovative Journalism in Latin America," published by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with the help of Open Society Foundations' Program on Independent Journalism.

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Protect your website and close the door to hackers: digital security advice for journalists

Are you concerned about potential cyber attacks? Was your online news publication recently shut down? Are malicious hackers infecting your website and introducing unwanted ads? Read more »


Practical guide for the production and distribution of online video for journalists

The development of "new technologies" provides an immense opportunity for journalists to report truthfully and in a timely manner in different formats. Right now, we can publish a text, a photograph, a video or transmit live from the scene. 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 »


Video journalism for digital platforms: enrollment open for new online course in Portuguese

Producing engaging journalistic videos is a way to differentiate yourself on new platforms and engage the audience. But what do you need to know to make better use of the power of videos in the digital marketplace? Read more »


How media outlets and journalists can develop their audiences: advice for tracking and growing your metrics

The first and most important task of audience development in journalism is to produce good content. It may seem obvious, but it's not simple at all, starting with what defines good content. Read more »


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