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Knight Center MOOC program reaches new milestone with more than 100,000 students from 171 countries

August 29, 2017

With the recent conclusion of three simultaneous massive open online courses (MOOCs), the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has reached an important milestone in its innovative distance learning program. As of this month, the Center has served more than 100,000 students around the world. In less than five years, since launching its first […]

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Sign up for the online course "Crafting Data Stories" and get your backstage pass to the data journalism process

August 22, 2017

Data is powerful. Journalists can use it to help readers understand complex issues, to hold power to account, to expose trends and emerging situations and show the diversity of views and opinions in their communities. That’s the message from Heather Krause, instructor of the Knight Center’s upcoming course “Crafting Data Stories: A Hands-on, Step-by-step Workshop […]

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Video journalism for digital platforms: enrollment open for new online course in Portuguese

July 7, 2017

Producing engaging journalistic videos is a way to differentiate yourself on new platforms and engage the audience. But what do you need to know to make better use of the power of videos in the digital marketplace? To help professionals and journalism students answer this question, the Knight Center for Journals in the Americas, in […]

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Sign up now for our new online course on data journalism: "Python for Data Journalists: Analyzing Money in Politics"

July 7, 2017

Data journalists are the newest rock stars of the newsroom. Using computer programming and data journalism techniques, they have the power to cull through big data to find original and important stories. Learn these techniques and some savvy computer programming to produce your own bombshell investigations in the latest massive open online course (MOOC) from […]

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Learn how to fight fake news: sign up for the first massive course in Portuguese for fact checking

May 3, 2017

Checking information has always been a key part of journalism. However, with social networks and the speed with which stories and public discourse – false and true – are spread, the role of the fact checker has become even more crucial to separating fact from fiction. In order to expand the knowledge of fact checking […]

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International Legal Framework for Freedom from Expression

New online course in Spanish on the international legal framework for freedom of expression will be offered in May

February 22, 2017

More than 3,000 judges and other justice system operators in Latin America have been trained in the last three years through the Spanish-language online course “International Legal Framework on freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists.” A new version of this course has just been announced and will be offered starting May 8, […]

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Learn about virtual reality and 360 video in Knight Center’s free online course: Intro to Immersive Journalism

February 9, 2017

For the first time, students in a Knight Center MOOC (massive open online course) will be viewing some lessons in 360 degrees through interactive videos. In our newest MOOC, “Introduction to Immersive Journalism: Virtual Reality and 360 Video,” we will be using some of the very tools taught in the course. Watch this video of MOOC instructor, professor Robert Hernandez, explaining course content using 360 […]

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Learn how to find stories in data; Register now for free online course "Data Exploration and Storytelling"

December 16, 2016

Editors now expect reporters on every news desk to know how to find and use databases to uncover and explain complex topics. However, knowing where to start or how to best manage the data is a major challenge. Additionally, many of the resulting stories are dry, technical and lack the ability to engage readers. Editors […]

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Knight Center celebrates 4th anniversary of world's first journalism MOOC program; 85,000 people reached so far

November 29, 2016

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is celebrating the fourth anniversary of its program of massive open online courses (MOOCs), the first in the world specializing in journalism. On Oct. 28, 2012, we launched our first MOOC, “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” with the idea of expanding the reach of the Knight Center's […]

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Introduction to Podcasting

Looking to start a podcast? Register for this free online course and spread your stories to ears across the globe

October 19, 2016

Podcasting is having its heyday. The medium allows for users around the world to tune into their favorite programs, on topics ranging from fantasy football to foreign policy, at any time of the day or night. The Infinite Dial 2016 study estimated that 57 million Americans listened to podcasts in the last month. Additionally, podcast advertising […]

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