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Learn to do data journalism and visualization using free tools in new trilingual MOOC; Register now

In its biggest and most thorough massive open online course (MOOC) to date, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has teamed up with nine experts to teach students how to produce compelling stories using data and visualization. Read more »


New Knight Center course in Portuguese will explore how to interview data for investigative reports; Register today

Brazil has become a force for data journalism in Latin America and around the world. The country hosts conferences dedicated to the topic, its media outlets are recognized by international awards and its journalists have created successful sites dedicated solely to the reporting approach.

Despite all this, there’s still progress to be made and databases to be explored. Read more »


How journalists can measure and engage with their audiences: Sign up now for Knight Center’s new online course

There is a lot of content fighting for attention in today’s media ecosystem. That’s why it’s special when someone decides to land on your page, flip open your publication or view your program.

But how do you find out who those people are and figure out how to keep them coming back? How do you attract even more people so that your news organization’s reporting can reach more people in a more engaged way?

The next Big Online Course (BOC) from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will help you answer those questions. Read more »


Knight Center publishes Membership Puzzle Project report, in Spanish and Portuguese, on member-driven movements

A unique report that provides lessons from member-driven movements so that news media can improve their own financial models is now available to more journalists, media executives and scholars after its publication in Spanish and Portuguese.

“Membership in New & Beyond: What Media Can Learn from Other Member-Driven Movements,” can be downloaded for free in Spanish and Portuguese, thanks to the work of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Membership Puzzle Project. Read more »


We asked Latin American journalists why press freedom is important and this is what they said

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas wanted to celebrate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) by turning the tape recorder to journalists and press freedom advocates.

We wanted to know why these professionals thought press freedom was important. So we asked.

Here are their responses, which we are posting on social networks throughout May 3 to celebrate WPFD. Read more »


'Product Management for Newsroom Leaders:' Sign up now for Knight Center's new online course on 'product thinking'

Newsrooms around the world have been struggling to restructure and create new positions that require skills journalists were not accustomed to having, but which became essencial for media to be competitive in the markets created by the digital revolution. Product Manager is one of those new jobs for journalists. We are offering another online course to help journalists get ready for this new job. Read more »


Learn how to identify and verify what you see on the web: Sign up for free online course 'Navigating Misinformation'

Massive, country-wide protests are planned and it would be impossible to have correspondents placed at each demonstration.

Like many newsrooms these days, you plan to comb social media for photo and video evidence that can provide a national picture of what's going on. Read more »


Learn to see the other in the age of selfie: Sign up for free online course on documentary photography

An ever-increasing number of people have powerful tools in their pockets or purses that can document the world around them. However, much of the time, the lenses of our phones or cameras are focused on ourselves. The latest course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will show how to get out of selfie mode to tell other people’s stories through documentary photography. Read more »


How to Use Your Phone to Produce Great Videos & Build a Social Audience: Sign up for MOOC on mobile journalism

When Yusuf Omar spoke to a crowd of media executives, academics and journalists last April in Austin, he told them “Our future is in our ability to curate and aggregate and listen to the voices of mobile storytellers around the world.” Read more »


News Algorithms: Sign up now for this free online course, learn about the impact of AI and automation on journalism

Newsrooms around the world are using automation to produce earnings reports, identify fact-checkable statements, and provide updates on court cases, among other functions. It’s now imperative that journalists understand the power and pitfalls of these technologies.

In the Knight Center’s upcoming free online course, students will learn about how news media are using algorithms, automation and AI to do journalism and how they can apply these tools in their own work. Read more »


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