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Last chance to apply for Knight Center course on using social media in the newsroom

There is still time to kick off your new year learning how to better use social media in the newsroom. Register by Thursday, Jan. 5, for an online course with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The English-language course, “Social Media for Journalists,” runs Jan. 16-Feb. 12. Read more »

Thousands of Latin American and Caribbean journalists benefit from Knight Center programs in 2011

Online courses and webinars, workshops, conferences, e-books, a news blog and direct assistance to journalists' organizations have been offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas during 2011. Thousands of journalists from all Latin American countries and most of the Caribbean have benefited from this wide variety of programs. Read more »

IAPA calls for entries for 2012 Excellence in Journalism contest

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) now is accepting entries for its 2012 Excellence in Journalism Award contest. For the first time, the contest will include a multimedia coverage category to recognize works that "intelligently and creatively use different media (text, photography, audio, video, infographics) and social networks," IAPA said in a statement. Read more »

Journalists' killers getting away with murder, prompting recognition of International Day to End Impunity

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, for the first time, the world will recognize the International Day to End Impunity, held to coincide with the anniversary of the Nov. 23, 2009, massacre of 32 journalists in Maguindanao in the southern Philippines. The inaugural day is being organized by the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) as a "call to action to demand justice for those who have been killed for exercising their right to freedom of expression and shed light on the issue of impunity," according to IFEX. Read more »

Most countries in Latin America, around world, fail Associated Press's freedom of information test

Faring about on par with Asia, better than Africa but worse than Europe, only about 38 percent of countries in Latin America were fully responsive to freedom of information requests filed by the Associated Press (AP) as part of a 105-country-wide project, the AP told the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

With a U.S. computer-assisted reporting specialist, learn in 90 minutes how to use spreadsheets to improve your reporting

In just 90 minutes, the latest webinar from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will teach journalists how to create spreadsheets, conduct basic mathematical formulas in Excel, and sort, graph and map data. For journalists working at online publications, or reporters who have always wanted to learn how to use databases in their reporting, or just for those wanting to brush up on their skills, there still is time to register for the webinar, "Using Spreadsheets to do High-Impact Stories." The webinar, conducted in Spanish, will be offered at 10 a.m. (Austin time) on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Read more »

Understanding statistics: A journalist's guide

As databases of raw information become more common and increasingly available to the public, understanding and effectively using statistics is becoming more important than ever for journalists. Read more »

It's that time of year: Apply now for journalism fellowships

Now is the time of year for journalists to be putting together applications for various fellowship opportunities. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has compiled a few of the fellowships journalist can apply for: Read more »

New South American foreign correspondent organization forms in Chile

A new organization uniting 10 foreign correspondent associations in South America was created on Oct. 26 in Santiago, Chile, reported the news agency DPA. Read more »


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