Current Courses

Fact-checking y periodismo de datos

Instructora: Laura Zommer
Datas: 19 de noviembre al 16 de diciembre de 2018

“Fact-checking y periodismo de datos” es un curso ofrecido por el Centro Knight de la Universidad de Texas en Austin. Este curso es gratuito y abierto a cualquier persona de cualquier parte del mundo con interés en aprender las técnicas de verificación de datos y el uso del periodismo de datos, en un contexto en que la proliferación de las noticias falsas se ha convertido en un desafío más del periodismo de hoy.

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Em parceria com:

Como cobrir Inteligência Artificial

e entender seu impacto no jornalismo

Instrutor: Guilherme Jardim Duarte
Datas: 19 de novembro a 16 de dezembro de  2018

Como cobrir inteligência artificial e entender seu impacto no jornalismo é oferecido pelo Centro Knight, em parceria com a Microsoft. Este curso gratuito está aberto a qualquer pessoa que queira aprender os fundamentos da inteligência artificial (AI) e seu impacto na indústria de notícias.

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Video Production for Journalists in the Digital Age

Instructor: Bill Gentile
Date: Oct. 22 - Nov. 25, 2018

Sign up now for “Video Production for Journalists in the Digital Age.” This free course is open to anyone interested in video production and visual storytelling. Students will learn the nuances of video production from conception, to pre-production, production, script and treatment writing, narration and editing, to post-production and promotion. This course will be taught by Bill Gentile, a longtime journalist and documentary filmmaker who teaches at American University in Washington, D.C.

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En alianza con:

Inteligencia Artificial:

Cómo cubrir IA y entender su impacto en el periodismo

Instructora: Sandra Crucianelli
Fechas: 22 de octubre al 25 de noviembre de 2018

Inteligencia Artificial: Cómo cubrir IA y entender su impacto en el periodismo ofrecido por el Centro Knight en alianza con Microsoft. Este curso gratuito está abierto a cualquier persona que tenga interés en familiarizarse con las tecnologías de la inteligencia artificial, hacia dónde se dirige y su relación con el periodismo.

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Previous Course Content

Instructional materials from Knight Center MOOCs are now available after courses close. All modules, including videos, presentations and reading materials, will be available online to consult at any time.

Learn how to tell stories with geographic data: concepts and best practices 


Welcome to, an online training platform of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. This program of free and low-cost online courses is possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the Knight Foundation.

The Knight Center has offered online courses since 2003 and began to expand its distance learning program with the launch of its first MOOC in October 2012. Since then, the Center's MOOCs have reached more than 155,000 students from nearly 180 countries. Initially, the program was focused on online classes for small groups of journalists, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean. Eventually, the Knight Center began offering Massive Open Online Courses, developing the world’s first MOOC program specializing in journalism training. The MOOCs are free, and participants can receive a certificate of completion for a nominal fee. The Knight Center also holds more advanced online courses, at a low-cost, for smaller groups of students. We keep the fees as low as possible in an effort to make our courses available to as many people as possible.

Our courses cover a variety of topics, including digital journalism techniques, fact-checking and verification, computer-assisted reporting, data visualization, and more. Our MOOCs and courses for smaller groups last four to five weeks. They are conducted completely online and taught by some of the most respected, experienced journalists and journalism trainers in the world. The courses take full advantage of multimedia; they feature video lectures, discussion forums, audio slideshows, self-paced quizzes, and other collaborative learning technologies. Our expert instructors provide a quality learning experience for journalists seeking to improve their skills and citizens looking to become more engaged in journalism and democracy.

The courses offered on the platform are asynchronous, so participants can log in on the days and times that are most convenient for them. Each course, however, is open just for a specific period of time and access to it is restricted to registered students.

The Knight Center offers online courses in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Please check this site often to see our latest courses and resources.

For more information about the Knight Center's Distance Learning program, please click here . For more information about the Knight Center's MOOCs and how they work, see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) .