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Knight Center launches program for ISOJ 2015, the global conference on online journalism; registration is open

ISOJ 2015

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released the program for the 16th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), an annual conference that attracts media executives, journalists and scholars from around the world. ISOJ will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 17-18, 2015. Check the ISOJ program here and click here to register. Read more »

New Knight Center MOOC "Introduction to Data Journalism" nears 3,000 participants

Over 2,700 participants from 47 countries have registered for the next Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, "Introduction to Data Journalism," taught in Spanish by journalist and expert on the subject Sandra Crucianelli. Click here to registerRead more »

CPJ highlights cyber-attack against Knight Center

The Committee to Protect Journalists highlighted last week the cyber-attack against the websites of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the International Symposium for Online Journalism, which knocked down the sites for two weeks. Read more »

Knight Center launches timeline of judicial censorship in Brazil

While freedom of expression remains a fundamental right guaranteed by the Brazilian Constitution, the court system has become an effective tool for crippling media organizations and silencing critical journalists and bloggers in the country. A timeline from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas shows that there were 16 cases of the courts being used to censor journalists in 2012 alone. Read more »

Knight Center webinar teaches 60 journalists how to improve their reporting with smartphones

Some 60 journalists from 15 countries completed a webinar in Spanish on Tuesday, Feb. 19, on mobile news reporting tools available on any smartphone. Read more »

After teaching 2,000 students, instructor of Knight Center's first MOOC goes for 4,000: Interview with Alberto Cairo

Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOCs, as they’ve come to be known – are becoming increasingly popular for their ability to reach thousands of people, but they rarely get to be more than one-way conversations between instructors and students. Read more »

Knight Center's first Facebook photo contest exceeds all expectations

"Steel Mill" by José Gregorio Alvarado Pérez

The first Knight Center Photography Contest closed on Jan. 10, awarding José Gregorio Alvarado Pérez the top prize for his photo "Steel Mill," which received 390 votes, counted as "likes" on Facebook. Read more »