Knight Center
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DISTANCE LEARNING

Welcome to the Knight Center’s trilingual Distance Learning program!

The Knight Center has offered online courses since 2003 and began to expand its distance learning program with the launch of its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in October 2012. Since then, the Center's MOOCs and Big Online Courses (BOCs) have reached more than 100,000 students from 171 countries. Our courses cover a variety of topics including data visualization, news design, social media analytics, investigative reporting, math for journalists and many others. They last from four to eight weeks and are conducted completely online. Our instructors are some of the most respected, experienced journalists and journalism trainers in the Americas. The courses take full advantage of multimedia, featuring video lectures, chats, discussion forums, audio slideshows, self-paced quizzes, and other collaborative learning technologies. Our expert instructors and cutting-edge platform provide a quality learning experience for the journalist who seeks to improve and/or gain new knowledge or skills for the 21st century newsroom.

Please visit this section of our website often. We post our new course offerings here, and our application process takes place entirely online. We hope you will consider applying for an upcoming course, and that we will see you soon in the virtual classroom!

Learn how to turn data into great maps & improve your storytelling using GIS in new Knight Center MOOC

When done well, maps can help journalists reveal and explain trends and patterns they’ve discovered through reporting.

In the Knight Center’s latest MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), two senior developers from the Texas Tribune will teach how to create and use maps to do just this.  Read more »


Listen up! How to launch and grow a hit podcast. Sign up now for the Knight Center’s new free online course

Through unique personalities and the power of audio, podcasts afford journalists the chance to form close relationships with their audiences, an opportunity no one in media can afford to miss. Read more »


How to debunk ‘fake news’ and never call it by that name again. New free online course in Portuguese from the Knight Center.

Journalists are bombarded with a huge amount of digital content that needs to be checked before it becomes news. To help with this task, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the National Association of Newspapers (ANJ) of Brazil, with the support of the Google News Initiative, launch the massive online course in Portuguese "How to debunk ‘fake news’ - and never call it by that name again.” Read more »


Learn how to find great stories in data: register now for free online course 'Intro to R for Journalists'

If you’re a journalist who works with data, chances are good that at some point you’ve looked for a better way to search through, analyze and present the numbers that support your reporting. Read more »


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