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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Journalists tackle coverage of drug trafficking in Knight Center course

July 18, 2011

Is the business of illegal drugs adequately covered by the media?
 Is it possible to report on drug trafficking, despite the threat to journalists? 
These are some of the questions that journalists are tackling in the Knight Center’s online course, “The Coverage of Drug Trafficking.” The course, which ends July 24, is being taught in Spanish by Álvaro […]

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Brazilian wins journalism prize for project inspired by Knight Center course

July 14, 2011

Paola Carvalho decided to take several hours away from her daily work in the newsroom at Diários Associados to participate in the online course “Journalism 2.0," offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The result of this “break” to study was a report that won a Sebrae Journalism Prize, one of Brazil's most prestigious awards for […]

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Digital Toolbox for Journalists: A series of four Knight Center webinars

July 6, 2011

Registration is now closed. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering journalists an opportunity to improve their reporting skills with a unique quartet of online seminars called the Knight Center Webinar Series: Digital Toolbox for Journalists. The four webinars to be offered in July will cover the following topics: Writing for the Web (in […]

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Applications now being accepted for new Social Media for Journalists course

June 27, 2011

The application period has closed. When it comes to using social media, Robert Quigley believes that journalists make a big mistake—they tend to treat it as a one-way street. “Social media, at its heart, is social,” said the journalist, who is the social media editor for the Austin American-Statesman. “When journalists try to treat it like […]

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Reporters use Knight Center online courses platform to learn and practice investigative journalism

June 27, 2011

Corruption, irregularities and complaints were common themes of investigative projects that Latin American reporters tackled during intense online courses and workshops organized by Reporteros de Colombia (Reporters of Colombia) and IPYS (Press and Society Institute) of Peru, using the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas distance learning platform. “The platform is great; it's great!” said El Nuevo Herald reporter Enrique Flor, one […]

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"Editors in Times of the Internet" course returns to Knight Center's distance learning roster

June 21, 2011

The application period is closed. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is once again offering the Spanish version of the course “Editors in Times of the Internet,” from July 11–Aug. 21, 2011, for editors in Latin America and the Caribbean. The instructor is veteran Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos. "The general idea of […]

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Journalists from 13 Latin American countries are trained in Hyperlocal Journalism

June 20, 2011

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas concluded its online course, “Hyperlocal Journalism,” with a record 95 percent completion rate among its students. Award-winning, Argentinian journalist Sandra Crucianelli taught the four-week course in Spanish for the second time. She was assisted by Knight Center employee Rachel Barrera. Out of 60 journalists representing 13 countries, 57 successfully […]

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Journalists learn digital media project development in 4th edition of Knight Center course

June 19, 2011

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas concluded the fourth edition of its online course, “Digital Media Project Development” which was taught in Spanish by veteran journalist Hiram Enriquez, director for Digital Media, Tr3s at MTV Networks. The course ran from May 9-June 12, with an extra week added to wrap up grades and […]

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