Self-Directed Courses

The Knight Center’s Journalism Courses program offers two kinds of training: Instructor-led 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.


Журналистика в пандемии: Освещение COVID-19 сейчас и в будущем

Instructor(s): Maryn McKenna (RU)

* Language: Russian
* Translator: Ольга Добровидова
Этот самостоятельный курс, подготовленный в сотрудничестве с ВОЗ, ЮНЕСКО и ПРООН, помогает журналистам лучше освещать пандемию. Курс вела Мэрин Маккенна. Она создала и курировала контент этого курса, в том числе видео, материалы для чтения, задания и другие материалы. Он также предлагается на английском, французском, испанском, португальском и арабском языках. Эта русскоязычная версия курса для самостоятельного изучения создавалась при финансовой поддержке Европейского союза.

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Periodismo en la pandemia: Cobertura de COVID-19 ahora y en el futuro

Instructor(s): Maryn McKenna (SP)

* Language: Spanish
* Assistant Instructor: Federico Kukso
En este curso, aprenderá sobre el impacto social de la pandemia de COVID-19. Al final del curso, habrá aprendido la historia, el estado actual y la esperanza de recibir tratamientos con COVID-19 y más.

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Investigative reporting in the digital age

Instructor(s): Lise Olsen Alejandra Xanic Lee Zurik Denise Malan

Learn how to use the latest digital tools for organizing collaborations, for digging deeper with digital tools, for tapping crowdsourcing to investigate and for tackling seemingly impossible stories and more.

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Data Journalism and Visualization with Free Tools

Instructor(s): Alberto Cairo Simon Rogers Marco Túlio Pires Jan Diehm Minhaz Kazi Dale Markowitz Duncan Clark Katherine Riley Debra Anderson 

Learn about an array of free tools that can help improve your work in data journalism and visualization. You will have learned how to find and get data, prepare data, find stories in data, visualize data and more.

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Introdução ao jornalismo de dados: Como entrevistar dados para reportagens investigativas

Instructor(s): Adriano Belisário Álvaro Justen Natália Mazotte Rodrigo Menegat

Esta página de recursos apresenta conteúdo do MOOC “Introdução ao jornalismo de dados: Como entrevistar dados para reportagens investigativas”,

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Visual Journalism: Looking at the other in the age of selfie

Instructor(s): João Pina 

This resource page features course content from the Knight Center for Journalism in the America's massive open online course. The course materials build off each other, but the videos and readings also act as standalone resources that you can return to over time.

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Navigating Misinformation

Navigating Misinformation: How to identify and verify what you see on the web

Instructor(s): Claire Wardle Aimee Rinehart 

Learn how to identify and verify online content, and about responsible reporting in an age of disinformation. These skills will be relevant whether you’re working in a newsroom or are simply a conscientious digital citizen.

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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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