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Knight Center concludes popular online course in Spanish “How to Write for the Web”

March 9, 2011

Due to heavy demand for the online course in Spanish, “How to Write for the Web,” the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas offered the second version of the class this year, March 14–April 17, 2011. The course was taught by Colombian journalist Guillermo Franco and was based on his book How to Write for […]

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Knight Center enrolls 5,000th student in online courses

February 15, 2011

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas recently registered its 5,000th student in an online training course, marking a major milestone for its pioneering distance education program. Since 2003, the Knight Center has offered journalists 91 short courses in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, reaching students in every country in Latin America, and most nations of […]

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Knight Center concludes online course: Journalism Ethics for a Digital Age

February 2, 2011

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas offered the online course "Journalism Ethics for a Digital Age" from Feb. 27 to March 20, 2011, taught in English by Professor Edward Wasserman. The course was designed to help journalists deal with ethical issues that arise in the daily pursuit of journalism. It offered an introduction […]

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Investigative journalist Giannina Segnini of Costa Rica is supervising the editorial production phase of the course.

Latin American journalists use Knight Center’s online platform to do collaborative environmental reporting

January 19, 2011

Eighty-nine journalists from 11 countries in Latin America participated in the most recent environmental journalism training course organized by Colombia's Newsroom Council (CdR), an investigative journalism organization. The course was conducted on the distance education platform of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. The Newsroom Council, created in 2007 with the […]

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Knight Center teaches journalists in Spanish “How to Write for the Web”

January 10, 2011

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas offered the online course in Spanish "How to Write for the Web" from Jan. 31-March 6. Colombian journalist Guillermo Franco taught the class, based on his book How to Write for the Web. The course, designed specially for the Knight Center, combined exercises and concepts to help journalists […]

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Knight Center concludes math for journalists course

January 2, 2011

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has concluded its popular course, Mathematics for Journalists, taught in Spanish. The course started Jan. 17 and ended Feb. 20. The five-week course was taught by instructor Sandra Crucianelli of Argentina. Crucianelli has received national and international recognition for her reporting and teaching and is a specialist in precision […]

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New Knight Center webinar focuses on computer assisted reporting

December 1, 2010

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has held its first offering of “An Introduction to Computer Assisted Reporting,” (CAR) a webinar taught by Brazilian digital news media pioneer José Roberto de Toledo. This free, two-hour webinar was held on Dec. 13, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. CST (Austin time). Journalists from Latin America […]

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UNESCO and Knight Center wrap up pilot training program for African journalism professors

November 19, 2010

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has concluded an online course as part of an agreement with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to help journalism professors in Africa with training on digital media. The course “Teaching Online Journalism” was taught, entirely on the Internet, by Prof. Mindy McAdams, the Knight Chair in Journalism Technologies […]

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Knight Center concludes online course on Hyperlocal Journalism

November 15, 2010

A new generation of "hyperlocal" websites is filling the void left by the decrease in news agencies and the crisis of the press. This is why the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas offered its first version of the online course "Hyperlocal Journalism" in Spanish from Oct. 17-Nov. 12, 2010. Thirty five journalists from […]

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Knight Center completes second edition of the webinar “How to Write for the Web”

November 4, 2010

Nearly 100 journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean have completed the second offering of the webinar “How to Write for the Web,” taught in Spanish by Guillermo Franco, author of a book by the same name. That book, “How to Write for the Web”, has been one of the most popular e-books offered by the […]

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