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Topic “journalism training and education”

University to close journalism program amidst calls to improve journalism education in the U.S.

Emory University has announced it will be shutting down its journalism program in two years, a decision that contrasts sharply with recent calls for universities to improve journalism education by embracing the digital era, a necessary condition for keeping citizens informed and American democracy healthy. Read more »


U.S., international journalists demand more digital training, says new report from Knight Foundation

In a new report from the Knight Foundation examining digital training and continuing education in newsrooms, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas was noted for its especially highly rated online distance learning program that in 2010 and 2011 trained more than 2,500 Latin American and Caribbean journalists, most of whom said they used their training and were likely to recommend it, and that the online training was as good as or better than tr Read more »


Amid debate over relevance of journalism schools, foundations call for "teaching hospital" model of education in U.S.

An open letter to U.S. university presidents from a group of foundations that fund journalism initiatives called on journalism and communications schools to adopt a "teaching hospital" model of education, according to the Knight Blog. Read more »


How to create interactive maps: Applications now open for new online course in Spanish

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will be offering a four-week online course on “The Production of Interactive Maps," an introductory training program for journalists interested in learning digital tools for data analysis and visualization. The instructor, Carlos Martínez de la Serna, was until recently an editor for the newspaper El Mundo, in Madrid, and will be teaching in Spanish from August 27, 2012 through September 23, 2012. Read more »


Brazilian journalists can apply for a new online course on Animation and Visualization of Data

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will be offering a four-week online course on “Interactive Journalism: Animation and Visualization of Data,” in Portuguese for Brazilian journalists from July 30, 2012 through August 24, 2012. The instructor will be Mariana Santos, motion and interaction designer at The Guardian.

This course is intended for designers, illustrators, journalists and developers who enjoy the creative part of the storytelling process. Read more »


Electoral coverage handbook created for Brazilian journalists

With the Brazilian municipal elections approaching in October, 2012, the National Association of Newspapers (ANJ in Portuguese) published a handbook available online with instructions for journalists on how to cover elections, reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists create professional organization in United States

Roughly 100 Venezuelan journalists based in the United States have created an association in Miami aimed representing members' interests and improving professionalism, reported El Universal. Read more »


Journalists can apply now for online Spanish course: "The New Journalistic Narrative in Times of the Internet"

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering its new online course “The New Journalistic Narrative in Times of the Internet,” from July 16 to Aug. 26, 2012. This six-week, Spanish-language course will have renowned specialized journalists as weekly instructors: María Teresa Ronderos, Daniel Santoro, Esther Vargas Emilio Fernández-Cicco, Paul Alonso, and Verónica Klingenberger. Read more »


“Ethics in the coverage of violence and interviewing victims,” a new online course of the Knight Center

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will be offering a special two-week online course on “Ethics in the coverage of violence and interviewing victims,” in Spanish from June 25, 2012 through July 7, 2012. The instructor will be the Mexican journalist and academic Margarita Torres, co-founder of the organization Periodistas de a Pié. Read more »


10th Austin Forum examines prevention and protection strategies for journalists

Who left their computers locked and protected with a password? This is the question that Renata Ávila, blogger for Global Voices, opened with for the panel "Protection and Prevention Strategies: How to help journalists, bloggers, and citizen journalists in a hostile environment?" on the second day of the 10th Austin Forum of Journalism in the Americas. Read more »



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