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Latin American journalists can now apply for online course on Infographics and Data Visualization

September 20, 2011

The course, “Introduction to Infographics and Visualization for Journalists will be taught in Spanish beginning October 10 and ending November 20, 2011 through the distance learning platform of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The course will be taught entirely online by Spanish journalist Alberto Cairo at a cost of $60. Students have […]

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“Managing Digital Newsrooms” is theme for the next Knight Center webinar

September 19, 2011

Registration is now closed. Digital technology has transformed traditional newsrooms and created new challenges for editors who now have to handle both traditional and new media. These new challenges will be the focus of a two-hour web seminar hosted by the Knight Center on Tuesday, Sept. 27, with distinguished Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos. The cost is […]

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Journalists from nine countries complete online course on using social media

September 2, 2011

The Knight Center recently completed the online course "Social Networks for Editors." Journalist Robert Quigley, ex-editor for social media at the Austin-American Statesman, taught the course to 25 journalists from nine countries from July 18 to Aug. 28. Quigley recently began teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. "This was a great experience," Quigley said about […]

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Journalists from 14 Latin American countries complete course "Editors in the Age of the Internet"

August 29, 2011

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas concluded the Spanish language course "Editors in the Age of the Internet." led by Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos. The online course was in session from Jul. 11 to Aug. 21, 2011, and attended by 35 editors from 14 Latin American Countries. "It's a course that helps editors […]

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Apply now for online course “Math for Journalists” and don’t be afraid of numbers anymore

August 24, 2011

Numbers are our friends. That’s the mantra that Sandra Crucianelli is spreading with the Knight Center course, “Math for Journalists.” The course, which will run from September 12-October 16, 2011, is being offered in Spanish for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Information about the course can be found here and applicants have until 5 p.m. (CDT), September […]

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Journalists' enthusiasm sends "Coverage of Drug Trafficking" course into overtime

August 12, 2011

Lively debates, one to two-hour chats and enthusiastic participation were the hallmarks of Alvaro Sierra’s “The Coverage of Drug Trafficking" course. Student demand encouraged Sierra to extend the course for nearly two weeks. “It’s already the second week and they keep sending messages in forums and things,” said the instructor. "I still get messages from some of […]

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Knight Center ethics webinar tackles challenges faced by journalists in the digital age

August 11, 2011

Registration is now closed Rapid changes brought on by the digital age have created new ethical challenges that will be discussed in a Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas webinar on Aug. 16 from 12–2p.m. (CDT). Registration is open. The two-hour webinar "Journalism Ethics in the Digital Age" will be taught in English by Professor Edward Wasserman, Knight […]

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Journalists to discuss their role with social media during Crucianelli webinar

August 11, 2011

Registration is now closed Sandra Crucianelli believes that journalists who use social media need to do a better job of interacting with their readers instead of acting like company spokespersons. “It’s been proven that people prefer to talk with people not brands,” said the Argentinian reporter and editor who will teach the webinar “The Journalist’s Role […]

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Register for new Knight Center webinar in English: "Data-driven Reporting"

July 21, 2011

Registrations for Data-driven Reporting closed at 11 a.m. (CDT) on July 26, 2011 The explosion of digital technologies has left journalists with a big challenge--the challenge of having to manage huge volumes of data found online, in documents and databases. Data-driven journalism, or database journalism, is a growing specialization that helps reporters use techniques to filter, […]

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Knight Center offers new course: "Intro to Infographics and Visualization for Journalists"

July 20, 2011

The application period has closed. Alberto Cairo wants to change the way journalists look at infographics. “Part of the problem is that print journalists believe that it is the job of computer graphics designers and artists only, while designers and artists believe that a traditional journalist will never be able to create good graphics,” he says. […]

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