Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas to expand Massive Open Online Courses with $600,000 from Knight Foundation

AUSTIN, Texas – The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas at Austin will offer free, worldwide instruction in digital journalism through massive open online courses, with $600,000 in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The investment builds on the success of a Knight-supported pilot project that served 70,000 people from 169 countries in less than three years. Alongside the free classes taught by the world’s leading digital journalists, the expanded journalism education project will include low-cost “Big Online Courses,” “Small Online Courses” and online master classes tailored for individual newsrooms, contributing to the sustainability of the project.

Source: Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas to expand Massive Open Online Courses with $600,000 from Knight Foundation | UT News | The University of Texas at Austin