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Topic “journalism training and education”

Pulitzer winner donates prize money to create fund for computer-assisted reporting training for rural journalists

A journalist who won the $10,000 prize for Community Journalism in the National Journalism Awards has pledged his winnings to help create the Fund for Rural Computer-Assisted Reporting, according to Editor & Publisher. Read more »


Registration open for webinar, "How to Write for the Web"

Latin American journalists can apply now for the latest webinar from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, "How to Write for the Web." The online seminar, scheduled for 8-10 a.m. (Austin, Texas, time) on Sept. 30, will be taught by digital journalist Guillermo Franco of Colombia, and will be conducted in Spanish. Read more »


Latin American, Caribbean journalists can apply for online "Hyperlocal Journalism" course through Oct. 3

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas now is accepting applications for a new online course, "Hyperlocal Journalism." The four-week course for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean, taught in Spanish by Argentine journalist and instructor Sandra Crucianelli, runs Oct. 17–Nov. 12, 2010. Read more »


Knight Center online course open to Brazilian instructors interested in digital journalism

Trying to help fill a void in the number of qualified digital media instructors in Brazil, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering the second edition of its popular online course, “Journalism 2.0 for Teachers.” The course, Oct. 11–Nov. 7, 2010, will be conducted entirely online in Portuguese and will be taught by Carlos Castilho, Brazilian journalist and online journalism professor. Read more »


Venezuelans conclude online Knight Center course about electoral coverage

Forty Venezuelan journalists took part in the course “Electoral Coverage and Democracy,” from June 28–Aug. 11, 2010. The free, six-week course was the Knight Center's first training program designed specifically for Venezuelan journalists. It was offered in Spanish to help journalists prepare to cover Venezuela’s upcoming parliamentary elections on Sept. 26. Read more »


Journalists from 21 countries learned SEO strategies in Knight Center webinar

Ninety-six journalists from the Americas and Europe participated in the free webinar "Search Engine Optimization Strategies (SEO) for Journalists," offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas on its webinar training platform.

The two-hour webinar was conducted in Spanish Aug. 16, 2010, by Hiram Enriquez, a veteran online journalist who currently works for Univision Interactive Media. It examined the basics of SEO and debunked myths about optimizing page views. Read more »


Reuters Foundation offers course on crisis and disaster coverage

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is organizing a course on covering natural disasters and humanitarian crises, IJNet reports. Full-time reporters working for media outlets in Central America and the Caribbean are invited to apply.

The classes be taught in English and will take place Jan. 17-21, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The deadline to apply is Dec. 10, 2010. Read more »


Knight Center offers second webinar on election coverage in Brasil

In light of the upcoming elections in Brazil, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a live, two-hour webinar for Brazilian journalists: “Electoral Coverage Techniques and Tips: How to Understand and Analyze Election Polls." Read more »


Applications being accepted for digital media training fellowship

Journalists from around the world who have at least five years professional experience are eligible to apply for the 2011 Kiplinger Fellowship in digital media.

The week-long fellowship, March 9-16 at Ohio State University, will teach journalists how to better use social media in their jobs. For example, participants will learn about sourcing, online searches, telling multimedia stories, and search engine optimization. Read more »



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