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Popular search engine optimization webinar attracts 86 journalists

October 25, 2010

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ second offering of the popular webinar “Search Engine Optimization Strategies for Journalists” attracted 86 journalists on Oct. 23. The two-hour webinar was conducted by Hiram Enriquez. The webinar addressed the core benefits of SEO for digital journalists, such as attracting the correct audience, bringing in readers from search engines and […]

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Knight Center concludes popular online Spanish course “Digital Media Product Development"

October 19, 2010

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has concluded its online Spanish-language course “Digital Media Product Development,” a popular class that was held for the third time from Nov. 14–Dec. 17, 2010. The course was taught by veteran journalist Hiram Enriquez, who currently works for Univision Interactive Media. When “Digital Media Product Development" was first […]

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Dr. Amy Schmitz Weiss' avatar in Second Life at the entrance to the virtual training center

Knight Center tests the use of Second Life in journalism training

October 14, 2010

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' innovative distance learning program already allows journalists to learn new reporting techniques from afar, but in its most recent course for the first time students interacted with each other and the instructor “face-to-face” through the virtual world platform Second Life. In the recently finished class “Mathematics for Journalists,” the Knight […]

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Knight Center completes online course on Ethics in Journalism for a Digital Age

October 12, 2010

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas hosted the online course "Journalism Ethics for a Digital Age,” from Nov. 8 to Dec. 4, 2010. The four-week course, conducted by Professor Edward Wasserman, was for reporters and editors from Latin America and the Caribbean who speak, write, and read English at the intermediate level. The course was designed […]

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Association of Caribbean Mediaworkers

Training program for Caribbean journalists emphasizes digital media

October 5, 2010

Journalists representing a variety of Caribbean media from 10 countries attended a special program offered by the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) in conjunction with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The month-long program in September focused on several topics, including the use of digital media, reporting on Information Communication Technologies, ethics for journalists in […]

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Online course in Spanish tackles “Hyperlocal Journalism”

September 21, 2010

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas offers the online course “Hyperlocal Journalism” from Oct. 17–Nov. 12, 2010. The four-week course for Latin American and Caribbean journalists is taught in Spanish by Argentine journalist and instructor Sandra Crucianelli. A new generation of “hyperlocal” sites is filling the void left by the decline of news agencies […]

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Journalists from Latin America and Caribbean take part in webinar “How to Write for the Web”

September 20, 2010

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas held its newest webinar, “How to Write for the Web,” on Sept. 30, 2010. The webinar was conducted in Spanish by experienced digital journalist Guillermo Franco of Colombia. The online seminar was offered free of charge, but those journalists who wish to receive a certificate of their […]

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Knight Center offers “Journalism 2.0” course for Brazilian professors

September 9, 2010

Carlos Castilho, an experienced Brazilian journalist and professor of online journalism, believes there is a shortage of qualified instructors to teach digital journalism in Brazil. "Students who conclude a course that specializes in digital media are being rapidly absorbed by the market. That leaves schools unable to replenish their teaching staff quickly,” he says. Considering […]

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Venezuelans conclude online Knight Center course about covering elections

August 30, 2010

Forty Venezuelan journalists enrolled in the course “Electoral Coverage and Democracy,” conducted from June 28–Aug. 11, 2010, by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The free six-week course was offered in partnership with the Carter Center and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It was taught by Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos. The course was conducted […]

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Knight Center concludes second webinar for Brazilian journalists on electoral coverage

August 27, 2010

In advance of Brazil’s general election on Oct. 3, 2010, results of recent voter polls have been an integral part of electoral coverage. However, many journalists still have doubts and obstacles to understanding the numbers and translating them into stories that are easily digested by audiences. "I’ve always felt the need to know a little more about research […]

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