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The Knight Center features stories about our courses, workshops, conferences, and e-books, as well as updates from the journalism organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean that were created or strengthened with our support. You can follow this content through our blog, newsletter, RSS feed, Facebook, Twitter, or by checking back here often.

Journalist and author Gary Neeleman to speak about trilogy of books on Brazil-U.S. Relations

As part of the Knight Center Speaker Series, journalist and author Gary Neeleman will discuss the trilogy of non-fiction books he and his wife Rose Neeleman wrote about U.S.-Brazil relations from the years after the U.S. Civil War to WWII.
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Brazilian filmmaker João Moreira Salles joins Knight Center for documentary screening and Q&A

Brazilian documentary filmmaker João Moreira Salles will join the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas for a screening of his latest project, “No Intenso Agora" (In The Intense Now), followed by a Q&A moderated by RTF professor and documentary filmmaker Paul Stekler. Read more »

Journalism scholars from around the globe will convene in Austin in April 2018

What is the mindset of journalists in today’s digital newsrooms? How do they approach their work in this complicated era? These questions will be discussed at this year’s ISOJ in April by a group of leading global journalism scholars. Read more »


Registration is now open for ISOJ 2018

We’re pleased to announce that registration for the 19th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is now open. Read more »


Join the revolution in conversational journalism: Register now for ‘Building Bots for Journalism,’ a free online course

With so many distribution platforms for news, news companies are looking for ways to reach consumers in more personal and immediate ways. Enter the somewhat unexpected answer: the bot.

Bots have been a buzzword for journalists in recent years because of their abilities to reach readers on platforms consumers are already using on a daily basis: SMS text, Amazon Alexa, Google Home or Facebook Messenger. Read more »


15 of the most read, shared, liked and reTweeted posts from the Journalism in the Americas blog in 2017

As we start 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most important, as well as widely read, shared and liked stories on the Knight Center’s Journalism in the Americas blog.

These stories looked at entrepreneurial successes, business strategies for sustainability, creative storytelling formats, digital security, development of new reporting tools and more. As always, they also included freedom of expression issues, including violence and legal cases against the press. Read more »


Knight Center year in review: 2017 online courses reach nearly 34,000 students, a record high

In 2017, journalists in Latin America grappled with a growing crisis of freedom of expression. Many risked their lives to tell important stories that may have otherwise gone untold, while others faced threats against themselves and their families. Read more »


Get to know your audience and learn to measure your success online with new MOOC in Spanish; Register now!

The amount of available data around who is visiting your website and what they are reading can be overwhelming. But knowing how to interpret this data can mean the difference between success or failure for your project.

Join the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and instructor Iván Adaime, executive vice president for digital at media company Impremedia, for a related Spanish-language online course, "How to measure your success online: Analytics for journalists." Read more »


New course on Freedom of Expression for judges and judicial operators in Latin America; Applications now open

Applications are now open for the latest edition of the online course "International Legal Framework of Freedom of Expression, Access to Public Information and Protection of Journalists" which has trained more than 5,200 judges and judicial operators in Latin America and Spain in recent years. Read more »


With the support from Google News Lab, the Knight Center offers a Portuguese course on Python programming for journalists

Analyzing massive databases or thousands of scattered documents, structuring information from web pages, identifying text patterns in official documents. These are more and more frequent demands in journalistic work that, without automated routines, can be laborious or even impossible to execute. Read more »


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