The closing session of the Second Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism took stock of the ideas discussed during the event and planted the seed for the creation of a future continental organization to promote the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism in Latin America.
On Aug. 31, 2002, a seminar sponsored by the then nascent Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This marked the Center's first step on its path to supporting journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean, as established at its inception. Twenty years later, the Knight Center celebrated the expansion of its initial mission to strengthen global journalism with a special seminar at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will begin celebrations for its 20th anniversary with a special seminar at the University of Texas at Austin on Aug. 31st. Immediately after the live streaming, the recording will be available on YouTube. Professor Rosental Alves launched the Knight Center in 2002. Today, the Knight Center’s programs and activities keep journalists up to date with the digital revolution and help promote press freedom around the world.
Join the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas Tuesday, Aug. 2, for a free webinar as we launch a free multilingual ebook on journalist safety in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Panel on racial and ethnic diversity in journalism discussed topics such as representation and coverage of racial issues in Latin America.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Knight Center stepped up its online learning efforts and adapted its other programming to respond to journalists’ changing needs. In the beginning of the pandemic, we offered a multilingual MOOC on covering COVID-19 to thousands of journalists from around the world, and during 2020 we expanded our […]