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Session de Cierre 2a Conferencia Latinoamericana sobre Diversidad en el Periodismo

What's next? Some ideas for boosting diversity in journalism in Latin America

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.

Knight Center marks 20th anniversary celebrating impact of its programs around the world

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.

Knight Center celebrates 20 years of strengthening journalism across the world

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.

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Knight Center to launch ebook on journalist safety in Latin America and Caribbean during webinar

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.

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

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 […]

Covers of the KSJ science editing handbooks in English, Spanish and Portuguese

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

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.

Cover of the Science Editing Handbook in Portuguese

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

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.

Featured Webinar LLILAS Knight

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

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.

Painel sobre diversidade racial e étnica reuniu os jornalistas Paula Cesarino Costa (Brasil), María Teresa Juárez (México) e Pedro Cayuqueo (Chile), com mediação de Marco Avilés (Peru).

Racial and ethnic diversity in journalism: greater representation attracts more readers, say speakers at Knight Center conference

Panel on racial and ethnic diversity in journalism discussed topics such as representation and coverage of racial issues in Latin America.

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2020 in review: Knight Center reached 38K students, moved ISOJ fully online, launched new digital magazine & much more

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 […]