Microsoft, Knight Center partnering to offer data journalism training opportunity
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.”