Latest Online Courses

Trust and verification in an age of misinformation

Instructor: Craig Silverman
Dates: April 9 - May 6, 2018

Welcome to the massive open online course (MOOC) “Trust and verification in an age of misinformation,” from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. This is a free course open to anyone located anywhere around the world who wants to learn about the dynamics of trust and transparency in digital journalism and how to verify digital content and debunk online misinformation. This course is made possible thanks to the support of the Knight Foundation and it's taught by Craig Silverman, a pioneer in the coverage of the recent phenomenon of misinformation and fake news. Learn more here

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Riesgo y seguridad en el periodismo en América Latina: pasos prácticos para la autoprotección 

Instructora: Claudia Julieta Duque
Fecha: 26 de marzo al 29 de abril de 2018

Bienvenido al curso masivo, abierto y en línea (MOOC, por sus siglas en inglés)  “Riesgo y seguridad en el periodismo en América Latina: pasos prácticos para la autoprotección”, impartido por el Centro Knight para el Periodismo en las Américas de la Universidad de Texas en Austin y la International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). Este es un curso gratuito y abierto periodistas, editores y coordinadores o jefes de información y comunicadores que trabajen en circunstancias particularmente difíciles y ambientes hostiles, en medio de los cuales sea usual recibir o conocer de amenazas directas contra la vida propia o de otros periodistas. 

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

Instructores: Catalina Botero, Frank La Rue y Edison Lanza
Fecha: 2 de abril a 13 de mayo de 2018
Postulaciones: 2 de noviembre de 2017 al 25 de marzo de 2018

Las postulaciones para el curso Marco Jurídico Internacional de la libertad de expresión, acceso a la información pública y protección de periodistas ya se encuentran abiertas. El curso está dirigido a operadores de los sistemas de justicia de Iberoamérica, especialmente docentes y alumnos de las Escuelas Judiciales de la región, magistrados y magistradas.

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Welcome

Welcome to JournalismCourses.org, 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 JournalismCourses.org 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) .