Reports on Our Activities in the Americas

Venezuelans conclude online Knight Center course about electoral coverage
Forty Venezuelan journalists enrolled in the course “Electoral Coverage and Democracy,” conducted from June 28–Aug. 11, 2010, by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The free six-week course was offered in partnership with the Carter Center and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It was taught by Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos and was designed to prepare participants for the Sept. 26 parliamentary elections.
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Journalists from 21 countries learned SEO strategies in Knight Center webinar
Ninety-six journalists from 21 nations in the Americas and Europe participated in the free webinar “Search Engine Optimization Strategies (SEO) for Journalists," offered Aug. 16, 2010, by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.The two-hour webinar was conducted in Spanish on the Knight Center's webinar training system.
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Knight Center offers second webinar for Brazilian journalists on electoral coverage
In advance of Brazil’s national elections on Oct. 3, 2010, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas offered a live, two-hour webinar: “Electoral Coverage Technique and Tips: How to Understand and Analyze Election Polls.” Brazilian journalist José Roberto de Toledo taught the webinar, on Thursday, Aug. 26. Limited spaces are available, and registration is taking place online.
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Brazil’s Abraji has grown into one of the world's top investigative journalism groups
The Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (Abraji) concluded its annual congress in São Paulo. The organization showed that it has become one of the world’s best and largest investigative journalism groups. Today, with support from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, what was only a dream for a handful of Brazilian journalists in 2002 has been made real. This year’s congress, by its size and quality, showed that Abraji is one of the best organizations dedicated to investigative journalism worldwide.
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Knight Center and OSI publish free online book on digital journalism and democracy
“The Impact of Digital Technology on Journalism and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean,” by Guillermo Franco, published by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Open Society Foundations Media Program, is now available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded in PDF format for free on the Knight Center’s website.
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Brazilians hold one of the world’s largest investigative journalism meetings
Some 700 journalists, students, and professors met in São Paulo, July 29-31, 2010, at the largest media conference in Brazil: the 5th International Congress on Investigative Journalism, organized by the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (Abraji). The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas co-sponsored the event, continuing its support that began with Abraji’s founding in 2002.
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Knight Center teaches Math for Journalists course
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering its online course, Mathematics for Journalists, in Spanish, Aug. 16–Sept. 26, 2010. The five-week course is being taught by instructor Sandra Crucianelli of Argentina. Fifty students from 17 countries are enrolled. Crucianelli has received national and international recognition for her reporting and teaching. A goal of the course is to train journalists how to use mathematics to enhance their stories.
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The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has operated since 2002 thanks to the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.