Latest Online Courses


Data Visualization

for Storytelling and Discovery

Instructor: Alberto Cairo
Dates: June 11 to July 8, 2018

Sign up now for "Data Visualization for Storytelling and Discovery," the newest MOOC of the Knight Center taught by Alberto Cairo and powered by Google News Initiative. In this course, you will learn about how to use graphs, maps, charts, diagrams to extract meaning from large amounts of data and how to use data visualization to tell stories to different kinds of audiences. Register now.

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Como cobrir eleições sem errar:

Dados e pesquisas para entender o eleitor

Instrutores: José Roberto de Toledo, Keila Guimarães, Cláudio Weber Abramo, Daniel Bramatti
Datas: 4 de junho a 1 de julho de 2018

Os brasileiros vão às urnas este ano eleger seus representantes. Jornalistas que souberem analisar dados dos candidatos e dos resultados dos pleitos, pesquisas de intenção de votos e enxergar o que desperta o interesse do eleitorado vão sair na frente na cobertura. Para ajudar neste desafio, o Centro Knight para o Jornalismo nas Américas e a Associação Nacional dos Jornais (ANJ), em parceria com o Google News Initiative, lançam o curso online gratuito Como cobrir eleições sem errar: dados e pesquisas para entender o eleitor. Você terá a oportunidade de aprender a trabalhar com dados e pesquisas eleitorais com quatro dos maiores especialistas brasileiros no assunto. Inscreva-se!

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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 or 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 130,000 students from 171 countries. Initially, the program was focused on online classes for small groups of journalists, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean, but eventually the Knight Center began offering Massive Open Online Courses. It became the first program of MOOCs in the world specializing in journalism training, but it still offers courses to small groups as well. The MOOCs are free, but participants are asked to pay a small fee for a certificate of completion. Other courses are paid, but we keep the fees as low as possible in an effort to make the courses available to as many people as possible.

Our courses cover a variety of topics including investigative reporting, ethics, digital journalism techniques, election reporting, coverage of armed conflicts, computer-assisted reporting, and many others. Our MOOCs and courses for smaller groups last from four to six 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 restrict to registered students.

The Knight Center has offered online courses in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Please check this site often, as we will soon announce more online courses.

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) .