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Knight Center's 'Journalism in a Pandemic' Course Now Accessible Worldwide

  • Sep 16, 2020

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has recently made their Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future” available online and accessible to people around the world. The course was originally created in partnership with UNESCO and the World Health Organization to train journalists on reporting the COVID-19 crisis.

“Journalists around the world are in need of training, as most had no experience with coverage of health and science issues and were suddenly pushed to the coverage of the pandemic,” said Rosental Alves, the Knight chair in journalism and founder of the Knight Center. "Having this training available for free to journalists on our website will extend even more the outreach of the course now and in the future.”

More than 9,000 participants from around the world have taken the course in four languages since its initial run in May. The content covers the history of pandemics, the unfolding of the COVID-19 crisis and competing claims of treatments for COVID-19, as well as insight into coverage surrounding the pandemic in the future. 

All four modules of instructional content are available without registration in EnglishFrenchSpanish and Portuguese. In addition to this course, the Knight Center offers other free and low-cost online journalism courses taught by professional journalists, such as “Digital investigations for journalists: How to follow the digital trail of people and entities."

Learn more in the full article published by the Knight Center.