Microsoft and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication are collaborating to announce a $10,000 data journalism training opportunity for a Latin America newsroom.
The program aims to provide hands-on data visualization training, highlighting its capacity to tell compelling stories in the digital age.
Candidates who have taken at least one of the Knight Center’s four most recent Spanish-language data journalism MOOCs will be eligible for this opportunity.
Applications are available at aka.ms/KnightCenterDataJournalism and will remain open until Nov. 15, 2020 at 11:50PM PST.
However, it is only open to former students of the following MOOCs:
- Introducción al Periodismo de Datos
- Herramientas Digitales para el Periodismo de Datos
- Herramientas Digitales para el Periodismo de Datos (2)
- Periodismo de datos y visualización con herramientas gratuitas
Judges from both organizations will review the applications over the coming months and will collectively choose a newsroom to receive the $10,000 award in winter 2020.
Training will be in English and will begin in January 2021.
Rosental Alves, director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, says:
“This training opportunity comes at a time when data journalism has never been more important. We are excited to work with Microsoft to support one Latin American newsroom’s efforts to embrace data visualizations through hands-on, practical training that will strengthen the newsroom’s reporting and storytelling.”