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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Knight Center concludes new online course in Portuguese for professors, 'Journalism 2.0'

May 3, 2010

When Magnolia Santos saw an ad about the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ new course on online journalism for instructors, she knew she wanted to participate. As the coordinator for the news agency Agência de Notícias Ciênci@lagoas, Santos said, she works with an inexperienced team in need of digital training. “I’m passing along […]

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Brazilian professors take Knight Center online course, 'Journalism 2.0'

April 5, 2010

Brazilian journalist and professor Carlos Castilho knows that in today’s Information Age, journalism instructors often feel pressured from students born in a digital era, and from academic structures that many times are pre-digital. As such, Castilho is teaching the Knight Center for Journalism in the America’s new online course, “Journalism 2.0 for Instructors,” which he […]

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Knight Center wraps up online Portuguese course, 'Introduction to Computer Assisted Reporting'

March 15, 2010

Journalists need to learn to consider the computer as their best friend, and the Introduction to Computer Assisted Reporting course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is designed to do just that. The computer is the “fundamental tool to obtain information, analyze it, store it in a way to be able to […]

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Online course uses for the first time new book, 'Digital Tools for Journalists'

March 1, 2010

One hundred journalists from 17 countries recently completed the latest version of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas online course, “Digital Tools for Journalists.” For the first time the course, which ended Feb. 21, 2010, was based on the new book, "Digital Tools for Journalists," written by Argentine journalist Sandra Crucianelli. Already the […]

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