Knight Center webinar teaches journalists how to use spreadsheets to report high-impact stories

November 11, 2011

Interested in using spreadsheets and data downloaded from the Internet in your reporting? Sign up now for the latest webinar from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The online seminar, "Using Spreadsheets to do High-Impact Stories," will be offered in Spanish at 10 a.m. (Austin time) on Tuesday, Nov. 15. During the webinar, taught by Lise Olsen, an investigative […]

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New Knight Center online course in English aims at improving reporters' social media skills

October 9, 2011

Journalists today have unprecedented access to the communities they cover. Savvy journalists use a growing kit of tools and techniques to take advantage of this situation. To help others connect with the reporting potential behind these new technologies the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new course in English, "Social Media Optimization," on […]

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Webinar shows how to create a successful, sustainable entrepreneurial journalism project

October 3, 2011

Registration is now closed for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' new webinar, "7 Steps to Creating a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Journalism Project." The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 12-2 p.m. (CST, Austin, TX). Jeremy Caplan, education director for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, and interactive and entrepreneurial journalism professor at the […]

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Online course on infographics and data visualization to be offered in Portuguese again

October 2, 2011

Thinking visually is indispensable for the future of journalism, according to Spanish journalist Alberto Cairo. Cairo's approach to visual storytelling is the theme of the course “Intro to Infographics and Visualization for Journalists,” presented in Portuguese from Oct. 24 through Dec. 4. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' distance learning platform will host the […]

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Latin American journalists can now apply for online course on Infographics and Data Visualization

September 20, 2011

The course, “Introduction to Infographics and Visualization for Journalists will be taught in Spanish beginning October 10 and ending November 20, 2011 through the distance learning platform of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The course will be taught entirely online by Spanish journalist Alberto Cairo at a cost of $60. Students have […]

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“Managing Digital Newsrooms” is theme for the next Knight Center webinar

September 19, 2011

Registration is now closed. Digital technology has transformed traditional newsrooms and created new challenges for editors who now have to handle both traditional and new media. These new challenges will be the focus of a two-hour web seminar hosted by the Knight Center on Tuesday, Sept. 27, with distinguished Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos. The cost is […]

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Journalists from nine countries complete online course on using social media

September 2, 2011

The Knight Center recently completed the online course "Social Networks for Editors." Journalist Robert Quigley, ex-editor for social media at the Austin-American Statesman, taught the course to 25 journalists from nine countries from July 18 to Aug. 28. Quigley recently began teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. "This was a great experience," Quigley said about […]

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Journalists from 14 Latin American countries complete course "Editors in the Age of the Internet"

August 29, 2011

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas concluded the Spanish language course "Editors in the Age of the Internet." led by Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos. The online course was in session from Jul. 11 to Aug. 21, 2011, and attended by 35 editors from 14 Latin American Countries. "It's a course that helps editors […]

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Apply now for online course “Math for Journalists” and don’t be afraid of numbers anymore

August 24, 2011

Numbers are our friends. That’s the mantra that Sandra Crucianelli is spreading with the Knight Center course, “Math for Journalists.” The course, which will run from September 12-October 16, 2011, is being offered in Spanish for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Information about the course can be found here and applicants have until 5 p.m. (CDT), September […]

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Journalists' enthusiasm sends "Coverage of Drug Trafficking" course into overtime

August 12, 2011

Lively debates, one to two-hour chats and enthusiastic participation were the hallmarks of Alvaro Sierra’s “The Coverage of Drug Trafficking" course. Student demand encouraged Sierra to extend the course for nearly two weeks. “It’s already the second week and they keep sending messages in forums and things,” said the instructor. "I still get messages from some of […]

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