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Self-Directed Courses

The Knight Center’s Journalism Courses program offers two kinds of training: Instructor-directed courses that are available during a specific time-frame (usually four to six weeks) and self-directed courses. For the self-directed courses, they are open to anyone and the learning materials from them are available in an ongoing, self-paced way.

Mobile Journalism: How to use your phone to produce great videos and build a social audience

Mobile Journalism: How to use your phone to produce great videos and build a social audience

Instructor(s): Yusuf Omar

This course provides an introduction to social videos creation, both for and by mobile devices. It will help students understand the latest innovations at the intersection of technology.

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News Algorithms: The Impact of Automation and AI on Journalism

News Algorithms: The Impact of Automation and AI on Journalism

Instructor(s): Nicholas Diakopoulos

For this course, we’re going to peel back the mystery around algorithms and AI so you gain a greater appreciation for these technologies can and can’t do for news production and journalism.

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Intro to Mapping and GIS for Journalists

Intro to Mapping and GIS for Journalists

Instructor(s): Darla Cameron Chris Essig

Learn the basics of telling stories with geographic data. We’ll share geographic concepts and best practices from a journalist’s perspective, including what types of datasets make good maps.

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Listen up! How to launch and grow a hit podcast

Instructor(s): Caitlin Thompson Tobin Low Rose Eveleth Jacob Kramer-Duffield Jenny Barish

This course is for anyone interested in podcasting — from students who just want to understand more about this rapidly maturing medium to people with podcast ideas who’d like to jumpstart the creation of their own podcast by understanding the steps involved. This is an intro-level class, but taught by experts.

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Intro to R for journalists: How to find great stories in data

Instructor(s): Andrew Ba Tran

In this course, you will learn how to use the statistical computing and graphics language R to enhance your data analysis and reporting process. You’re going to dive right into dealing with the messy and disparate types of data that journalists regularly encounter.

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Intro to R for journalists: How to find great stories in data

In this course, you will learn how to use the statistical computing and graphics language R to enhance your data analysis and reporting process. You’re going to dive right into dealing with the messy and disparate types of data that journalists regularly encounter.

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Data Visualization for Storytelling and Discovery

Instructor(s): Alberto Cairo

In this course you will learn how to use visualization to discover trends and patterns in data, and also how to communicate with graphs, charts, and maps, both static and interactive. Alberto Cairo will teach you elementary principles of visualization design and visual narrative, and also how to apply them with free tools like INZight […]

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Trust and verification in an age of misinformation

Instructor(s): Craig Silverman

In this course you will learn how journalists traditionally build trust with an audience, how today’s media environment changes the mechanics of trust and attention, and how to verify online content and forge trust with digital audiences.

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