The Knight Center’s training program focuses on three elements: online distance learning courses, traditional training at our conferences and lectures in the hemisphere, and publishing free e-books in our digital library. Our programs focus on raising the ethical and professional levels of journalism, thereby contributing to freedom of press and democracy in the hemisphere.
Since 2003, our program has trained over 5,000 journalists from the Americas and the Caribbean on a variety of journalism topics and themes that include investigative reporting, ethics, digital journalism techniques, covering armed conflicts, computer-assisted reporting, and many other topics. Our short courses are completely online and taught by some of the most well-respected, experienced journalists and journalism trainers in the Americas.
The Knight Center maintains a free multilingual library of reports on journalism in the hemisphere and digital journalism training manuals. The training manuals emphasize practical tools that are necessary for journalists to do their work in the digital era. Our other publications discuss the shared challenges and opportunities faced by journalists doing their work in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Knight Center sponsors and/or organizes a variety of events in the region. We work with other independent journalism organizations in the Americas to host specialized training programs and to organize journalism conferences around shared goals of professionalization and press freedom. We also host conferences, workshops, and lectures at the University of Texas, most notably the annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas.