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2022 Year in Review: Knight Center celebrates its 20th anniversary, reaches 22,000 journalists with online courses and secures funds for the next five years

In 2022, the Knight Center produced a wide range of online courses, webinars, conferences, and publications that reached thousands of journalists and journalism educators from around the world. We also celebrated the Center’s 20th anniversary and gathered stories about the impact our programs have had over the past two decades.

Explanatory journalism MOOC

Explanatory journalism MOOC will teach how to craft journalism that informs and engages audiences

A new massive open online course (MOOC) on explanatory journalism will teach how to make the torrent of news more manageable and understandable for your audience. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with support from the Knight Foundation, is organizing a four-week massive open online course (MOOC) on explanatory journalism. The course will run from Jan. 16 to Feb. 12, 2023.

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At the age of 23, Guatemalan journalist Carlos Kestler gives visibility to his country’s journalism with a project that was a finalist for an international award

In a year of hostility and opacity towards journalism by the Guatemalan government, Prensa Libre and Guatevisión reporter Carlos Kestler was chosen as a finalist for the Thomson Foundation's Young Journalist of the Year award for his special 'Broken Connectivity.'

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After being spied on, some El Faro journalists sue Pegasus spyware maker in the United States

Fifteen journalists from digital outlet El Faro of El Salvador have filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court against NSO Group, the Israeli company that makes the Pegasus spyware. “It is necessary to set a precedent so that the companies that promote this espionage market, as well as the customers that run this program, know that their actions have consequences,” said Julia Gavarrete, one of the journalists from El Faro who filed the lawsuit in U.S. courts.

Self-directed course: Information and elections in the digital era

‘Information and Elections in the Digital Era’: Knight Center and UNESCO launch self-directed online course in four languages

A multilingual course in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish that looks at the impact of the digital era on global elections is now available to take at any time, from anywhere around the world. As a MOOC, the training took place from Sept. 19 to Oct. 23, 2022, and reached 5,330 students from 162 countries and territories. All the modules are now available to take as self-directed courses at your own pace and on your own schedule.

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Latin American media use Twitter Spaces as part of their digital strategy

Presidential elections, social causes, misinformation, news trends, soccer matches, or Shakira's latest song are some of the topics of debate chosen by news outlets to create Twitter Spaces. LJR talked to journalists from Latin American media to find out how they use this tool as part of their digital strategy.

Denise Becker: ‘Quando analisamos os códigos de condutas de algumas redações, vemos que algumas vezes o jornalista é completamente tolhido de ser transparente, porque ele faz parte de uma organização’. Foto: acervo pessoal

Transparency is a key tool to improve trust in journalism, says award-winning Brazilian researcher

Brazilian researcher Denise Becker, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, defends transparency as a key value for journalists and news organizations to face the wave of loss of trust that affects the press. Winner of the 2022 best dissertation award from the Brazilian Association of Journalism Researchers, Becker argues that transparency contributes to rebuilding public trust in journalism.

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Mexico finishes 2022 with almost twenty journalists murdered, while colleagues and organizations cry out for justice and an end to impunity

With the murder of Pedro Pablo Kumul on Nov. 21 in Veracruz, at least 17 members of the press have been murdered in Mexico in 2022. Journalists and organizations demand justice and agree that only the correct administration of justice can stop the bloody wave that threatens journalism in that country.

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Venezuelan publishing house Editorial Dahbar receives an award from the Association of American Publishers for its defense of freedom of expression

On Nov. 30, the Association of American Publishers awarded the International Freedom to Publish/ Jeri Laber Award to publishing house Editorial Dahbar. LJR spoke with its founder Sergio Dahbar about his career and the challenges faced by the journalistic and publishing industry in Venezuela.

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The Global South Climate Database seeks to diversify expert voices on climate change in the media

Oct. 31 was the official launch of the Southern Hemisphere Climate Database, a tool created by Carbon Brief and the Oxford Climate Journalism Network. It seeks to support journalists in their work to diversify expert voices on climate change in the media.

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'Journalism is not a place for a single truth': 5 questions for Brazilian journalist Fabiana Moraes

Brazilian journalist Fabiana Moraes has in recent years honed her sharp critique of the coverage of Brazilian politics and society. She talked to LatAm Journalism Review about her new book, "A pauta é uma arma de combate" [The article is a combat weapon], in which she proposes a subjective journalism and talks about "how journalism can oppose scenarios of the destruction of people’s humanity."

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Journalists from Brazil, Peru and Venezuela share tools and best practices to improve illegal mining coverage

Using satellite imagery and geo-referencing, following the trail of trafficking networks and taking care for the safety of journalist and sources are techniques that journalists Yvette Sierra of Mongabay, Joseph Poliszuk of Armando.Info and freelancer Hyury Potter have applied in their investigations of illegal mining in Latin America.