Online courses and webinars, workshops, conferences, e-books, a news blog and direct assistance to journalists' organizations have been offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas during 2011.
On the floor of the Brazilian Senate, legislators called for a vote “as soon as possible” on a constitutional amendment reestablishing the requirement to hold a media-related degree to practice journalism, Agência Senado reports.
Brazil’s National Journalism Union (Fenaj) is organizing a caravan to the capital of Brasilia to garner support for a constitutional amendment that would reestablish the requirement for a journalism degree for all members of the profession.
With Rosalía Orozco, former director of the journalism program at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, taking over as the new director of the university’s Digital Journalism Training Center, the center is planning new courses and redesigning its website, according to the university and the News Entrepeneurs blog.
The Poynter Institute and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) have joined forces to launch the online, multilingual platform News University International that will offer interactive, self-directed courses for journalists, bloggers, journalism students and others in the media.