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Knight Center completes second edition of the webinar “How to Write for the Web”

Nearly 100 journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean have completed the second offering of the webinar “How to Write for the Web,” taught in Spanish by Guillermo Franco, author of a book by the same name. That book, “How to Write for the Web”, has been one of the most popular e-books offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, recently surpassing 50,000 free downloads in Spanish and English. The two-hour webinar was held Nov. 15.

The webinar was taught in Spanish through an online training platform. Franco covered how to increase the usability of online texts and how to structure texts for easy online reading, which are topics from his book. Through teaching techniques from his book, Franco hopes to provide valuable skills for web-based journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean.

At the conclusion of a webinar such as “How to Write for the Web,” journalists can receive a certificate by paying an administrative fee of $30. This will cover a small portion of the operations of the distance learning course, which is funded by the Knight Center through a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin was launched in 2002 by professor Rosental Calmon Alves. The center has assisted thousands of journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, contact the Knight Center’s program manager, Jennifer Potter-Miller at jpottermiller@mail.utexas.edu or +1 512 471-1391.