• A Post-Recession Advertising Strategy Series: Where Will the Money Go

    Training Package

    Leaders from half a dozen news organizations as well as advertising and industry experts discuss a post-recession advertising strategy.

  • AFSCME Writing Skills Training Package

    Training Package

    Has your writing become formulaic and predictable? The self-directed courses and Webinar in this series will help you rediscover the power of your craft, one step at a time.

    This three-part series will help you find your focus, build clear structure and revise your writing.

    What will I learn:

    • Techniques to refine your storytelling and write with confidence.
    • To clarify and streamline your writing by using straightforward words and stronger nouns and verbs.
    • Finding and fixing the most common style, grammar and punctuation errors.
  • APME Online Credibility Series

    Training Package

    Learn how different news organizations approach online credibility.

  • APME Social Media Credibility Series

    Training Package

    Learn how different news organizations approach social media credibility.

    Purchase any two courses in this Training Package for $24.95, and receive the third course free of charge. APME members get a discount on individual Webinars, but not on the package. Find details about the AMPE discount on the individual Webinars.

    What will I learn?

    Understand how to develop social media credibility standards and practices in your organization. Learn from the research, lessons and experiences of three news organizations that tackled and studied an aspect of social media credibility.

  • Associated Collegiate Press Entrepreneurial Journalism Certificate Program

    Certificate Program

    This certificate is for Associated Collegiate Press members who wish to demonstrate their knowledge of the principles and key concepts of entrepreneurial journalism.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Becoming an Entrepreneurial Journalist: From Idea to Implementation: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Becoming an Entrepreneurial Journalist: From Idea to Implementation" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Six Traits of Successful Entrepreneurial Journalists: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course, "Six Traits of Successful Entrepreneurial Journalists" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Entrepreneurial Journalism: Revenue and Marketing: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course, "Entrepreneurial Journalism: Revenue and Marketing" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Entrepreneurial Journalism: Running the Business: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Entrepreneurial Journalism: Running the Business" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Journalism Entrepreneurs: Planning and Making Money from Events: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course, "Journalism Entrepreneurs: Planning and Making Money From Events" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Innovation at Work: Helping New Ideas Succeed: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Innovation at Work: Helping New Ideas Succeed" at Poynter's NewsU.

  • Associated Collegiate Press Improve Your Writing Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This certificate is for Associated Collegiate Press members who want to improve their writing and reporting skills.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • The Writers Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "The Writer's Workbench," at Poynter's NewsU.

    • How to Use Detail in Your Writing: Course Assessment
    • Write with Voice and Tone: Course Assessment
    • Get Me Rewrite: Course Assessment
  • Basic Reporting and Writing Certificate Program

    Certificate Program

    Demonstrate your knowledge of essential reporting and writing skills by earning this certificate from Poynter's NewsU.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • The Writers Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "The Writer's Workbench," at Poynter's NewsU.

    • The Interview: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "The Interview" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • The Lead Lab: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "The Lead Lab" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More: Course Assessment (NEW)
    • Get Me Rewrite: Course Assessment
  • Brigham Young Poynter-ACES Certificate in Editing

    Certificate Program

    A certificate in "Editing" from Poynter and the American Copy Editors Society shows that you have a solid foundation in the principles of editing.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • The Art and Science of Editing: Course Assessment

      This assessment measures your understanding of the course, "The Art and Science of Editing."

    • Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age: Course Assessment
    • Fundamentals of Editing: Course Assessment

      This assessment measures your understanding of the Poynter self-directed course, "Fundamentals of Editing."

    • Clarity is Key: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Clarity is Key" at Poynter's NewsU

    • Writing Online Headlines: Course Assessment
  • Building Your Brand on Social Media: A Poynter Certificate

    Certificate Program

    Establish and maintain a presence that cuts through the clutter of voices online.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • How and When to Shoot Video with a Smartphone: Course Assessment
    • Say No To Clickbait: How To Make (Good) Shareable Content: Course Assessment
    • Beyond the Byline: A Guide for Journalists for Personal Branding: Course Assessment
    • You Are what You Tweet: Course Assessment
    • Mining Trending Topics: How to Use Social Media to Tell Stories Your Audience Cares About Course Assessment
    • How to Power Your Reporting With Social Media: Course Assessment
  • Certificate Program for HSN Editors

    Certificate Program

    Demonstrate your knowledge of essential editing and revising skills by earning this certificate from Poynter's NewsU.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Clarity is Key: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Clarity is Key" at Poynter's NewsU

    • Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More: Course Assessment (NEW)
    • Get Me Rewrite: Course Assessment
    • The Art and Science of Editing: Course Assessment

      This assessment measures your understanding of the course, "The Art and Science of Editing."

  • Certificate Program for HSN Writers

    Certificate Program

    Demonstrate your knowledge of essential writing and revising skills by earning this certificate from Poynter's NewsU.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Conquering Writer's Block: Course Assessment

      This quiz shows your mastery of the NewsU course, "Conquering Writer's Block."

    • Mastering Revision: Polish Your Writing Like a Pro: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Mastering Revision: Polish Your Writing Like a Pro" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • What Makes a Great Blog: Course Assessment

      This assessment measures your mastery of the NewsU course, "What Makes a Great Blog."

    • Get Me Rewrite: Course Assessment
  • Copyright and Plagiarism Training Package

    Training Package

    In the evolving landscape of publishing, journalists face growing legal and ethical challenges. In these two Webinar replays, we tackle two of the most pressing issues: fair use and plagiarism.

    In Navigating Copyright and Fair Use Issues in an Open-Source World, you'll learn how you can legally promote and build upon the existing work of others to develop innovative ideas and how copyright protects your work from being used illegally. This Webinar is led by Poynter's Ellyn Angelotti.

  • Covering College Sports: Tracking Data and Finances

    Training Package

    Anyone who has tried to write about college sports has run into the need for sources, documents and data. In these back-to-back Webinars, you'll learn about data reporting and how it relates to beat coverage.

    Join Jodi Upton and Steve Berkowitz, from USA TODAY, for these two Webinar replays:

    Using Data for Better Sports Journalism: There are several ways to infiltrate the "Sports-Industrial Complex" from spending to salaries to police and court reports.

  • Data Analysis for Journalists Training Package

    Training Package

    You will become more confident and productive using data in your reporting by mastering some basic skills.

  • Design Essentials: Poynter-Society For News Design Training Package

    Training Package

    Learn how to hone your design skills and begin thinking about designing for various platforms. FREE for SND members.

  • Digital Experiences That Drive Results: Strategies for Creating Compelling Content Series

    Training Package

    This five-webinar series teaches participants to create, target and deliver digital experiences that drive measurable results.

  • Digital Products and Strategy

    Training Package

    In the evolving digital landscape, journalists face a range of challenges. In these two Webinars, we tackle two of the most pressing issues: developing strategy and building successful products. Join Megan H. Chan, director of digital products at POLITICO, for these sessions:

    The Nuts and Bolts of Setting a Digital Strategy, Wednesday, Oct. 14: How to measure and monetize your work, without losing sight of your editorial goals.

  • Digital Tools and Transition Series

    Training Package

    Find new ways to boost your online presence and expand your online audience.

  • Editors' Boot Camp: A Poynter Broadcast Training Package

    Training Package

    In a world where speed is of the essence, editors have more work than ever before. Yet the heart of the job stays the same: to help writers discover powerful stories and tell them in ways that will resonate with readers.

    Get expert, practical advice from award-winning editors in this package of Seminar Snapshots recorded at The Poynter Institute in 2013. You'll learn how to work with writers to generate better story ideas and shape those stories. You'll also get a toolkit of tips to make you more effective as an editor.

  • Entrepreneurial Journalism Certificate Program

    Certificate Program

    A certificate in "Entrepreneurial Journalism" shows that you have a solid foundation in the principles and key concepts of entrepreneurial journalism.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Becoming an Entrepreneurial Journalist: From Idea to Implementation: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Becoming an Entrepreneurial Journalist: From Idea to Implementation" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Entrepreneurial Journalism: Running the Business: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Entrepreneurial Journalism: Running the Business" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Entrepreneurial Journalism: Revenue and Marketing: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course, "Entrepreneurial Journalism: Revenue and Marketing" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Journalism Entrepreneurs: Planning and Making Money from Events: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course, "Journalism Entrepreneurs: Planning and Making Money From Events" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Innovation at Work: Helping New Ideas Succeed: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Innovation at Work: Helping New Ideas Succeed" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Six Traits of Successful Entrepreneurial Journalists: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course, "Six Traits of Successful Entrepreneurial Journalists" at Poynter's NewsU.

  • Entrepreneurial Journalism Training Package

    Training Package

    Looking for guidance for your journalism startup? We've gathered lessons and advice from successful entrepreneurs and experts into a unique e-learning program to help you take the next steps.

  • Fun at Work Week

    Training Package

    Learn from experts who inspire innovation, creativity and fun in their reporting, communities and workplaces. Join us for a special series of Webinars, articles and interactive challenges starting Aug. 3.

  • Gazetecilik Gelişimi – Poynter NewsU Türkiye (Sertifika)

    Certificate Program

    Evrim geçirmekte olan günümüz dijital medya ortamında temel gazetecilik becerilerine ve en iyi uygulamalara hakim olduğunuzu gösterin. Poynter-Türkiye Gazetecilik Burs Programı kapsamındadır.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Araştırmacı Haberciliğe Giriş – Yeterlilik Testi

      Poynter NewsU’nun “Araştırmacı Haberciliğe Giriş” dersini öğrenme seviyenizi ölçer.

    • Sosyal Medya: Habercilikte Kullanılacak Stratejiler ve Araçlar Yeterlilik Sınavı

      Poynter NewsU’nun “Sosyal Medya: Habercilikte Kullanılacak Stratejiler ve Araçlar Yeterlilik Sınavı” dersini öğrenme seviyenizi ölçer.

    • Başarılı bir Gazeteci Blogu Oluşturmak

      Poynter NewsU’nun “Başarılı Bir Gazeteci Blogu Oluşturmak” dersini öğrenme seviyenizi ölçer.

    • İşi Doğru Yapmak: Dijital Çağda Hatasızlık ve Doğrulama: Yeterlilik Sınavı

      Poynter NewsU’nun “İşi Doğru Yapmak” dersini öğrenme seviyenizi ölçer.

  • Indiana Wesleyan University: COM 483 Advanced Newswriting Certificate (Fall 2018)

    Certificate Program

    This Certificate is for students enrolled in COM 483 Advanced Newswriting at Indiana Wesleyan University.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Data Visualization for Journalists: Stripping the Dread from the Graphics Course Assessment
    • Introduction to Investigative Reporting: Course Assessment
    • The Power of Public Records: Course Assessment
    • Data Analysis for Journalists: Training Package Course Assessment
  • Iowa Central: Building Your Brand on Social Media

    Certificate Program

    Establish and maintain a presence that cuts through the clutter of voices online.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • How and When to Shoot Video with a Smartphone: Course Assessment
    • Beyond the Byline: A Guide for Journalists for Personal Branding: Course Assessment
    • You Are what You Tweet: Course Assessment
    • Say No To Clickbait: How To Make (Good) Shareable Content: Course Assessment
    • Mining Trending Topics: How to Use Social Media to Tell Stories Your Audience Cares About Course Assessment
    • How to Power Your Reporting With Social Media: Course Assessment
  • Journal Become a Better Writer Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This training program with tools and techniques to strengthen your writing requires the completion of three Poynter NewsU courses: How to Use Detail in Your Writing, The Writer’s Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use, and Write with Voice and Tone.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Write with Voice and Tone: Course Assessment
    • How to Use Detail in Your Writing: Course Assessment
    • The Writers Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "The Writer's Workbench," at Poynter's NewsU.

  • Journal Become a More Polished Writer Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This training program aimed at improving the quality of your finished work requires the completion of two Poynter NewsU courses: Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More and Get Me Rewrite: The Craft of Revision.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Get Me Rewrite: Course Assessment
  • Journal Compelling Multimedia Storytelling Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This training program helps multimedia journalists, digital, multiplatform and broadcast producers build a strong foundation in building multimedia stories. It requires the completion of three Poynter NewsU courses about multimedia and video.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Surviving Solo: Be a Better Backpack Journalist Course Assessment

      This quiz evaluates your understanding of the course "Surviving Solo: Be a Better Backpack Journalist." Do not click the back button when taking the assessments. Doing so will take you out of the assessment and would probably count as a failure for one of your three chances.

    • Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling" at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Video Storytelling for the Web: Course Assessment
  • Journal Compelling Storytelling with Video and Audio Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This training program is focused on helping multimedia journalists improve their video and audio storytelling skills. It requires the completion of two Poynter NewsU courses: Reporting and Writing for TV and the Web and Natural Sound Packages.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Natural Sound Packages: Course Assessment
    • Reporting, Writing for TV and the Web: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Reporting, Writing for TV and the Web" at Poynter's NewsU. Do not click the back button when taking the assessments. Doing so will take you out of the assessment and would probably count as a failure for one of your three chances.

  • Journal Digital Analytics and Social Media Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This training program gives multimedia journalists, digital, multiplatform and broadcast producers an understanding of social media and analytics in digital publishing. It requires the completion of two Poynter NewsU courses.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Social Media Credibility: Extending Your Reach: Course Assessment
    • Using Analytics to Drive Website Success: Course Assessment
  • Journal Edit with Confidence and Accuracy Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This training program is for assigning editors, digital, multiplatform and broadcast producers and others who need a solid foundation in the principles of editing. It requires the completion of three Poynter NewsU courses about editing and headlines.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Fundamentals of Editing: Course Assessment

      This assessment measures your understanding of the Poynter self-directed course, "Fundamentals of Editing."

    • The Art and Science of Editing: Course Assessment

      This assessment measures your understanding of the course, "The Art and Science of Editing."

    • Writing Online Headlines: Course Assessment
  • Journal Write Clearly and Accurately Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This training program focused on improving accuracy and clarity requires the completion of two Poynter NewsU courses: Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise and Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Clarity is Key: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Clarity is Key" at Poynter's NewsU

    • Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age: Course Assessment
    • Language Primer: Punctuation Assessment (2015)
  • Lessons from Local: Innovation Strategies for Newsrooms Series

    Training Package

    This five-part webinar series introduces participants to alternative approaches to local news coverage to help adapt to changes in the industry.

  • Looking East for Digital Champs: Social Media Certificate Program for Indian Journalists

    Certificate Program

    This training program gives multimedia journalists, digital, multiplatform and broadcast producers an understanding of social media and analytics in digital publishing. It requires the completion of eight Poynter NewsU courses.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Journalism and Trauma: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Journalism and Trauma" at Poynter's NewsU

    • Break Through the Noise: SEO and Online Content Sharing for PR and Marketing Course Assessment
    • Beyond the Byline: A Guide for Journalists for Personal Branding: Course Assessment
    • How to Power Your Reporting With Social Media: Course Assessment
    • Say No To Clickbait: How To Make (Good) Shareable Content: Course Assessment
    • Investigating the Internet: How to Sniff Out Scams Course Assessment
    • How to Cover Big News As It Breaks: Course Assessment
    • Mining Trending Topics: How to Use Social Media to Tell Stories Your Audience Cares About Course Assessment
  • McClatchy Improve Your Writing Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This certificate is for McClatchy employees who want to improve their writing and reporting skills.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Write with Voice and Tone: Course Assessment
    • How to Use Detail in Your Writing: Course Assessment
    • The Writers Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "The Writer's Workbench," at Poynter's NewsU.

    • Get Me Rewrite: Course Assessment
    • Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More: Course Assessment (NEW)
  • McClatchy Social Media Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This certificate in social media is designed for employees of the McClatchy Company.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Social Media and Analytics: Strategies and Metrics You’ll Actually Use: Course Assessment
    • You Are what You Tweet: Course Assessment
    • LinkedIn for Journalists and Educators: Course Assessment
    • Say No To Clickbait: How To Make (Good) Shareable Content: Course Assessment
    • Using Facebook as a Reporting Tool: Course Assessment
  • McClatchy Video Essentials Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This certificate is for McClatchy employees who want to improve their video storytelling skills.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Natural Sound Packages: Course Assessment
    • Lighting Tips and Tricks for Better Pictures and Video: Course Assessment
    • Writing Headlines for Digital and Mobile Media Course Assessment
    • Copyright Law and Fair Use for Journalists: Course Assessment
    • How and When to Shoot Video with a Smartphone: Course Assessment
  • McClatchy Visual Journalism Certificate

    Certificate Program

    This certificate is for McClatchy employees who want to improve their video storytelling skills.

    Assessments for this certificate

    • Surviving Solo: Be a Better Backpack Journalist Course Assessment

      This quiz evaluates your understanding of the course "Surviving Solo: Be a Better Backpack Journalist." Do not click the back button when taking the assessments. Doing so will take you out of the assessment and would probably count as a failure for one of your three chances.

    • Video Storytelling for the Web: Course Assessment
    • Natural Sound Packages: Course Assessment
    • Reporting, Writing for TV and the Web: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Reporting, Writing for TV and the Web" at Poynter's NewsU. Do not click the back button when taking the assessments. Doing so will take you out of the assessment and would probably count as a failure for one of your three chances.

    • Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling: Course Assessment

      Measures your understanding of the content in the course "Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling" at Poynter's NewsU.

  • Mobile and Multimedia Essential Tools Series

    Training Package

    Learn the essentials of mobile news reporting and delivery.

  • Mobile Journalism Training Package

    Training Package

    Need to boost your mobile journalism? Take two power-packed mobile journalism webinars for $45 with our MOJO BOGO offer.

    Combine two great webinars into one money-saving learning package.