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Bill Gentile

Video production for journalists in the digital age: Register now for Knight Center's new free online course

Video production has become an increasingly important skill for journalists who want to be versatile and tell stories in a variety of ways. 

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How to cover artificial intelligence and understand its impact on journalism: MOOC in Spanish, in partnership with Microsoft

The term “artificial intelligence” has been around since 1956, and yet many journalists are unfamiliar with its history and impact on the world today, even as its influence grows everywhere, including on how we gather and report the news.

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Learning materials for popular online course on programming language R are now available

An online course on the complex programming language R recently ended with more than 3,300 registered students from 131 countries and all instructional materials for the course are now available. The materials are available to the general public and will act as an ongoing resource for those who are interested in learning more about R.

Instructional materials from Knight Center MOOCs now available after courses close

The Knight Center is happy to announce that material for Alberto Cairo's course, “Data Visualization for Storytelling and Discovery,” now can be accessed online. Cairo's course had 5,783 participants from 143 countries and was offered thanks to the generous support by Google News Initiative.

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Learn how to find great stories in data: register now for free online course 'Intro to R for Journalists'

In its latest efforts to help journalists stay up-to-date with the digital revolution, the Knight Center is offering the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Intro to R for Journalists: How to Find Great Stories in Data.”

Ebook 'Global Journalism Education: Challenges and Innovations' now available for download in Spanish

Educators and journalists in Spanish-speaking countries now have access to a free ebook compiling country case studies on journalism education, as well as lessons from journalism educators around the world.

Brazilian fact-checking agencies are targets of virtual attacks after partnering with Facebook against false news

Two Brazilian fact-checking agencies and their collaborators have been targeted by virtual attacks due to a newly launched partnership with Facebook against the spread of false news. Personal attacks on journalists and criticism of the honesty of the agencies have come from right-wing groups accusing the agencies and journalists of attempting to censor and acting with a leftist ideological bias, according to BuzzFeed News.

Knight Center launches free ebook featuring stories of innovators pushing Latin American journalism to the future

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is pleased to announce the publication of its latest free ebook, “Innovators in Latin American Journalism.”

Five years of MOOCs: Journalists and students tell how online courses from the Knight Center helped in their careers

When I started the massive open online course (MOOC) “News video production for the internet” offered by the Knight Center in the middle of 2016, I could never have imagined that it would end up taking me on a journey to Germany months later.

Knight Center’s e-book “Innovative Journalism in Latin America” now also available in English and Portuguese

“Innovative Journalism in Latin America,” the new free e-book from the Knight Center, is now available in English and Portuguese.