How journalists can avoid 'the hype' when covering COVID-19 developments in Latin America

December 22, 2021

Both inside and outside of the journalistic world, this excessive promotion and inappropriate exaggerations of the importance or potential value of a particular study, treatment, drug or area of science has a specific name: ‘hype.’

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Cómo los periodistas pueden evitar 'el hype' al cubrir los desarrollos de COVID-19 en América Latina

December 22, 2021

Este informe especial también está disponible en inglés y portugués.   BUENOS AIRES, Argentina —El 7 de diciembre la Organización Mundial de la Salud actualizó su guía sobre terapias para la Covid-19. “La evidencia actual muestra que el plasma convaleciente no mejora la supervivencia ni reduce la necesidad de ventilación mecánica, mientras que tiene costos […]

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2021 in review: Knight Center reached 29K students, published two-ebooks, attracted 7,300 ISOJ registrants & much more

December 21, 2021

In 2021, the Knight Center reached more journalists than ever before through its distance learning program, its International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), its trilingual news magazine, webinars, and several other programs. We were quick to respond to journalists’ needs in 2021, particularly when it came to training journalists on how to better understand and […]

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Science journalism course in Portuguese now available to be taken anytime, from anywhere in the world

December 1, 2021

“Science Journalism: From pandemic to climate crisis, how to improve science coverage,” is now available as a self-directed course on the Knight Center’s online learning platform, JournalismCourses.org.

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Brazilian version of KSJ’s handbook on science journalism editing is now available for free download from Knight Center

November 5, 2021

A new resource is available to Portuguese speaking journalists and editors seeking guidance on how to cover and question scientific topics. The Science Editing Handbook, originally published in English by the MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Program, is now available in a Brazilian edition, translated and adapted by a group of science journalists.

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Brazilian edition of science editing handbook for journalists will be launched during webinar

November 4, 2021

Brazilian journalists will now have an important resource for reporting and editing science journalism. On Friday, Nov. 5, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Serrapilheira Institute, of Brazil, will publish the Portuguese translation of the KSJ Science Editing Handbook during a special webinar.

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Knight Center’s Journalism Courses program reaches 260,000 students from around the world in nine years

October 29, 2021

On it’s ninth anniversary, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ Journalism Courses program of massive online training for journalists is celebrating a new milestone: It has reached more than 260,000 students from more than 200 countries and territories.

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'Journalism in Times of Polarization and Disinformation in Latin America:' Sign up for free webinar in English, Spanish and Portuguese

October 18, 2021

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin will host a webinar on polarization, disinformation and the role of the press in protecting democracy and freedom of expression in the region.

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Massively popular product strategies course now available in self-directed version to take in English, Spanish or Portuguese

October 4, 2021

“Product Strategies for Journalism: How to align editorial, audience, business and technology” is available as a self-directed course in English, Spanish and Portuguese on the JournalismCourses.org online learning platform!

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Learn to tell stories on podcasts, voice assistants, social audio and more: Register for audio storytelling course for journalists

September 21, 2021

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new online course on the fundamentals of audio storytelling, from finding a focus, to writing and interviewing, to voice performance.

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