Instructor-Led 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 like the ones you see here. Students need to register for our free instructor-led courses and they then gain access to the learning materials and can interact with other students and the instructor(s) while the course is taking place.

Self-Directed Courses

Our self-directed courses, by contrast, are open to anyone and the learning materials from them are available in an ongoing, self-paced way.

Periodismo de internet y tecnología: cómo cubrir sus impactos más allá de los gadgets

En este curso encontrará recursos para contar historias del amplio universo que hoy abarcan las tecnologías e internet. También profundiza sobre las dimensiones del periodismo de tecnología, el contexto de las historias, la necesidad de las explicaciones técnicas, legales y de los impactos políticos y sociales de las historias.

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Equity & ethics in data journalism: Hands-on approaches to getting your data right

In this course, you explore the practical and conceptual foundations of embedding equity and ethics in data journalism stories. Also, you will learn tools to help embed a sense of equity in the way you communicate and visualize your data journalism story.

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Marco Jurídico Internacional de la libertad de expresión, acceso a la información pública y protección de periodistas

Curso diseñado para operadores de los sistemas de justicia de Iberoamérica, coorganizado por la UNESCO y la Relatoría Especial para la Libertad de Expresión de la CIDH con la coordinación del Centro Knight para el Periodismo en las Américas de la Universidad de Texas en Austin.

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* Language: Chinese

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Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future

* Language: English
Produced in collaboration with the W.H.O., UNESCO and UNDP, this self-directed course helps journalists to improve their coverage of the pandemic. It's also offered in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Journalisme en temps de pandémie : couvrir le COVID-19 aujourd’hui et dans l’avenir

* Language: French
* Assistant Instructor: Yves Sciama 
Dans ce cours, vous découvrirez l'impact social de la pandémie de COVID-19. À la fin du cours, vous aurez appris l'histoire, l'état actuel et l'espoir de traitements pour COVID-19 et plus encore.

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महामारी में पत्रकारिताः कोविड-19 को वर्तमान और भविष्य में कवर करना

* Language: Hindi
डब्ल्यूएचओ, यूनेस्को और यूएनडीपी के सहयोग से निर्मित, यह स्व-निर्देशित पाठ्यक्रम पत्रकारों को महामारी के अपने कवरेज को बेहतर बनाने में मदद करता है। यह अंग्रेजी, फ्रेंच, स्पेनिश, पुर्तगाली, अरबी, चीनी (जल्द ही) में भी पेश किया जाता है।

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Jornalismo na pandemia: Cobertura da COVID-19 agora e no futuro

* Language: Portuguese
* Assistant Instructor: Amanda Rossi
Neste curso, você aprenderá sobre o impacto social da pandemia do COVID-19. Ao final do curso, você terá aprendido a história, o estado atual e a esperança dos tratamentos com COVID-19 e mais.

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

* 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

* 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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