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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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Knight Center teaches Math for Journalists course

July 23, 2010

M-a-t-h-e-m-a-t-i-c-s. This 11-letter word can strike fear in the hearts of many journalists. For reporters attempting to decipher numbers and present an accurate account for a story it is a necessity. Good knowledge of mathematics and the ability to represent those numbers accurately can make a story understandable versus confusing for readers. The Knight Center […]

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Knight Center concludes second edition of “Digital Media Product Development” online course

July 15, 2010

Thirty students from 12 countries participated in the second edition of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ online course “Digital Media Project Development” from July 5 to Aug. 15, 2010. The Spanish-language course was taught by Hiram Enriquez, a veteran online journalist who currently works for Univision Interactive Media. “I’m glad that the […]

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Knight Center course teaches journalists how to use computer assisted reporting techniques on the job

June 8, 2010

The first time Isabela Horta heard of “computer assisted reporting” was during an ABRAJI (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism) conference last year. Where she studies, at the University of Brasilia, it’s still a relatively new and under-used technique that most professors don’t teach, she said. As such, Horta, an intern at TV news SBT Brasil, decided to […]

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Knight Center to train Venezuelan journalists in electoral coverage

June 2, 2010

With the next parliamentary elections in Venezuela coming up this September, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a special online course for Venezuelan journalists. The course is being offered in partnership with the Carter Center and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with additional support from the government of Canada. The […]

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Mexican journalists begin online course on drug trafficking coverage

May 26, 2010

In the wake of increased drug violence and drug trafficking on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas again is offering the online course Coverage of Drug Trafficking for Mexican Journalists. The course, taught by Colombian journalist Alvaro Sierra who also teaches at the United Nations’ University for […]

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New 'Digital Media Project Development' course from Knight Center a success

May 3, 2010

Carolina Ruiz Vega, a science and technology journalist at El Financiero in Costa Rica, said she is looking forward to applying the new techniques she learned in the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ new online course, Digital Media Project Development. Ruiz now knows “step by step what to do to create a digital […]

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