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This is 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. Read more >>

Visual Journalism: Looking at the other in the age of selfie

Instructor: João Pina
Dates: March 4 - 31,  2019

How do you turn your mind and camera away from the “selfie” mode? How do you focus on telling other people’s stories? Both by studying the humanistic tradition towards photography with deep roots in the early 20th century, the students will document the history of photojournalism and understand how this universal language speaks for itself despite all the technological aspects.

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Mobile Journalism: How to use your phone to produce great videos and build a social audience

Instructor: Yusuf Omar
Dates: February 4 - March 3,  2019

In this course, you’ll learn how to discover amazing stories online, capture and edit videos with your phone and build engagement strategies so your content travels online. We’re entering a world of robo-journalism, where any task that can be automated by robots is being automated. In order to survive and remain relevant, you need to be RoboCop journalists, equipped with a bunch of storytelling tools. Students in this course will come away with a good grounding to tackle the challenges of a global, social and mobile world in 2019.

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News Algorithms: The Impact of Automation and AI on Journalism

Instructor: Nicholas Diakopoulos
Dates: Feb. 11 - March 10,  2019

This free course will peel back the mystery around algorithms and AI. Students will learn how news algorithms are implemented and deployed in their work. This course will be taught by Nicholas Diakopoulos, an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science (by courtesy) at Northwestern University, where he is Director of the Computational Journalism Lab.

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Marco Jurídico Internacional de la libertad de expresión, acceso a la información pública y protección de periodistas

Instructores: Catalina Botero y Edison Lanza
Fechas: 1 de abril al 12 de mayo de 2019

“Marco Jurídico Internacional de la libertad de expresión, acceso a la información pública y protección de periodistas” es un curso exclusivo para operadores de los sistemas de justicia de Iberoamérica ofrecido por la Unesco y la Relatoría Especial para la Libertad de Expresión de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, en colaboración con el Centro Knight para el Periodismo en las Américas de la Universidad de Texas.

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