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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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New 'Digital Media Product Development' course reaches journalists in 17 countries

February 22, 2010

A record 450 journalists applied for the new online course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, “Digital Media Project Development,” which got underway Monday, Feb. 22. “It is a sign that people in the most traditional fields of journalism are starting to embrace the changes that our field is going through based […]

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Knight Center online course in Spanish: 'Covering Drug Trafficking' began March 8

February 4, 2010

Colombian journalist Álvaro Sierra believes the media today are not doing an adequate job covering the illegal drug trade. Reporters often treat it as a local police problem, rather than the complex global, social and economic phenomenon it is, he said. “The media’s narrative about drugs is heavily influenced by the official narrative, which is […]

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Journalists can apply for online course in Spanish 'Electoral Coverage and Democracy'

January 8, 2010

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer 'Electoral Coverage and Democracy,' from Feb. 1–March 7, 2010. Spanish-speaking journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean can apply online until Jan. 17. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin will offer as part of its spring […]

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