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Register for new Knight Center webinar in English: "Data-driven Reporting"

Registrations for Data-driven Reporting closed at 11 a.m. (CDT) on July 26, 2011

The explosion of digital technologies has left journalists with a big challenge--the challenge of having to manage huge volumes of data found online, in documents and databases. Data-driven journalism, or database journalism, is a growing specialization that helps reporters use techniques to filter, analyze and present data online in interactive story formats. Read more »

Knight Center offers new course: "Intro to Infographics and Visualization for Journalists"

Alberto Cairo wants to change the way journalists look at infographics. “Part of the problem is that print journalists believe that it is the job of computer graphics designers and artists only, while designers and artists believe that a traditional journalist will never be able to create good graphics,” he says. “Both groups are wrong. Infographics is not an art, but rather a means of visual communication and its rules can be learned with relative ease.” Read more »

Knight Center offers webinar in Spanish on data visualization tools for journalists

Registrations for Data Visualization Basics webinar closed at 7 a.m. (CDT) on July 19, 2011

“A picture is worth 1,000 words,” they say, and with the abundance of digital resources available in the online journalism era, the visual presentation of news is gaining more and more relevance by the day. Aware of this trend, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a two-hour webinar on turning data into powerful visual resources. Read more »

Journalists tackle coverage of drug trafficking in Knight Center course

Is the business of illegal drugs adequately covered by the media?
 Is it possible to report on drug trafficking, despite the threat to journalists? 
These are some of the questions that journalists are tackling in the Knight Center’s online course, “The Coverage of Drug Trafficking.” Read more »

Brazilian wins journalism prize for project inspired by Knight Center course

Paola Carvalho decided to take several hours away from her daily work in the newsroom at Diários Associados to participate in the online course “Journalism 2.0," offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Reporters use Knight Center online courses platform to learn and practice investigative journalism

Corruption, irregularities and complaints were common themes of investigative projects that Latin American reporters tackled during intense online courses and workshops organized by Reporteros de Colombia (Reporters of Colombia) and IPYS (Press and Society Institute) of Peru, using the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas distance learning platform. Read more »

Applications now being accepted for new Social Media for Journalists course

When it comes to using social media, Robert Quigley believes that journalists make a big mistake—they tend to treat it as a one-way street. “Social media, at its heart, is social,” said the journalist, who is the social media editor for the Austin-American Statesman. “When journalists try to treat it like a one-way street, they build no community and then write it off as a waste of time.” Read more »

Journalists learn digital media project development in 4th edition of Knight Center course

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas concluded the fourth edition of its online course, “Digital Media Project Development” which was taught in Spanish by veteran journalist Hiram Enriquez, director for Digital Media, Tr3s at MTV Networks. The course ran from May 9-June 12, with an extra week added to wrap up grades and coursework. Read more »

Journalists from 13 Latin American countries are trained in "Hyperlocal Journalism"

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas concluded its online course, “Hyperlocal Journalism,” with a record 95 percent completion rate among its students. Award-winning, Argentinian journalist Sandra Crucianelli taught the four-week course in Spanish for the second time. She was assisted by Knight Center employee Rachel Barrera. Read more »


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