Hands-on Mapping for Journalists

Hands-on Mapping for Journalists: How to use geographical data to improve your stories,” organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. During this four-week course Big Online Course (BOC), which will be held from July 11 to August 7, 2022, students will learn powerful mapping skills to apply to their reporting — making it easier to analyze geographical data and turn that data into maps for stories.

This BOC costs $95, which includes full access to the course as well as a certificate of completion for those who meet the course requirements. BOCs provide a more advanced level of training and are limited to a few hundred students, allowing for greater interaction between the students and instructor.

This is an asynchronous course. That means there are no live classes scheduled at specific times. You can log in to the course and complete activities throughout the week at your own pace, at the times and on the days that are most convenient for you.

Despite its asynchronous nature, there are still structures in place for the duration of the course.

The material is organized into four weekly modules and is very flexible. If you are behind with the materials, you have the entire length of the course to complete them.

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