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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 »


Photographers from 12 Latin American countries win visual journalism awards

Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and the Nuestra Mirada network of Latin American photographers honored 18 visual journalism projects in the first POYi Latin America Visual Journalism Contest. The winners will be honored at the Fiesta de Imagen (Image Party) in Cuenca, Ecuador in July. Read more »


Applications open for Knight Center course: The Coverage of Drug Trafficking

Veteran Colombian journalist Alvaro Sierra thinks many journalists make a crucial mistake when covering drug trafficking. They tend to treat it just as a crime story instead of the intricate international problem that it is. This is one of the main topics of the online course that Sierra will teach from June 20th-July 24th, 2011. Read more »


Knight Center receives $270,000 grant from Open Society Foundations

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin has received a $270,000 grant from the Open Society Foundations to support its work to help Latin American and Caribbean journalists to improve the quality of journalism in their countries. Read more »


Knight Center repeats online Spanish course "Hyperlocal Journalism"

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer a second edition of the online course, "Hyperlocal Journalism" from May 2–29, 2011. The four-week course for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean is taught in Spanish by Argentine journalist and instructor Sandra Crucianelli. Read more »


Int’l. Symposium on Online Journalism starts in Austin; new journal launched

The 12th International Symposium on Online Journalism began today at the University of Texas at Austin. More than 200 journalists, media executives, and academics are registered for the event taking place April 1-2.

The two days of discussions, which feature perspectives from industry and academic research, can be accessed via live stream here. The program is available here. Read more »



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