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Election Coverage in the Digital Age

'Election coverage in the digital age': Sign up now for Knight Center's next free online course in Spanish

February 22, 2018

Latin America is heading to the polls in 2018. More than 350 million voters in the region will elect new presidents this year and that means big coverage plans and long hours for newsrooms across the Americas. But, recent elections in other parts of the world have shown that the expansion of technology also presents new challenges […]

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Journalism scholars from around the globe will convene in Austin in April 2018

January 30, 2018

What is the mindset of journalists in today’s digital newsrooms? How do they approach their work in this complicated era? These questions will be discussed at this year’s ISOJ in April by a group of leading global journalism scholars. “This year’s research program reflects an important moment in the evolution of digital journalism and its […]

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Join the revolution in conversational journalism: Register now for ‘Building Bots for Journalism,’ a free online course

January 23, 2018

With so many distribution platforms for news, news companies are looking for ways to reach consumers in more personal and immediate ways. Enter the somewhat unexpected answer: the bot. Bots have been a buzzword for journalists in recent years because of their abilities to reach readers on platforms consumers are already using on a daily […]

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Knight Center year in review: 2017 online courses reach nearly 34,000 students, a record high

January 5, 2018

  In 2017, journalists in Latin America grappled with a growing crisis of freedom of expression. Many risked their lives to tell important stories that may have otherwise gone untold, while others faced threats against themselves and their families. The grave headlines were a somber reminder of why our work at the Knight Center for […]

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Analytics For Journalists

Get to know your audience and learn to measure your success online with new MOOC in Spanish; Register now!

December 15, 2017

The amount of available data around who is visiting your website and what they are reading can be overwhelming. But knowing how to interpret this data can mean the difference between success or failure for your project. Join the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and instructor Iván Adaime, executive vice president for digital […]

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Five years of MOOCs: Journalists and students tell how online courses from the Knight Center helped in their careers

November 15, 2017

  To commemorate the 5th anniversary of our MOOC program, we asked students of our courses to tell us how their participation in the program had helped them in their careers. We are overwhelmed by all the testimonies of answers and with their consent we would like to share some of these. We will be […]

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Five years of Knight Center MOOCs: Impacting lives and careers of thousands of journalists around the world

November 15, 2017

“When I started the massive open online course (MOOC) ‘News video production for the internet’ offered by the Knight Center in the middle of 2016, I could never have imagined that it would end up taking me on a journey to Germany months later,” wrote Ramon Luz, a journalist from Montanha, Espírito Santo, Brazil. As […]

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Python

With the support from Google News Lab, the Knight Center offers a Portuguese course on Python programming for journalists

November 2, 2017

Analyzing massive databases or thousands of scattered documents, structuring information from web pages, identifying text patterns in official documents. These are more and more frequent demands in journalistic work that, without automated routines, can be laborious or even impossible to execute. The new online course in Portuguese offered by the Knight Center, thanks to the […]

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International Legal Framework for Freedom of Expression

New course on Freedom of Expression for judges and judicial operators in Latin America; Applications now open

November 2, 2017

Applications are now open for the latest edition of the online course "International Legal Framework of Freedom of Expression, Access to Public Information and Protection of Journalists" which has trained more than 5,200 judges and judicial operators in Latin America and Spain in recent years. The sixth edition of the course in Spanish will be […]

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Students of online video journalism course receive scholarship for exclusive workshop at YouTube Space Rio

October 26, 2017

Producing effective video stories for digital platforms was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) "Video journalism: Visual narratives for digital platforms." It’s also what the ten students from the course who were selected to participate in an exclusive workshop with the team at YouTube Space in Rio de Janeiro tried to express in […]

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