Inside Look at J101, a Unique E-Learning Project: Counting the Days Until School Starts

8:58 PM Aug. 07, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

We are fewer than three weeks away from the launch of our latest project, a 16-week introduction to journalism course taught in partnership with three universities. Using e-learning tools developed during the past six years, Poynter NewsU is about to start an exciting new chapter of online journalism training. We've gotten this far thanks in part to a grant from the Carnegie Corporation and the creative thinking of the folks working at Poynter.

Thanks also goes to our three partner schools: Florida Atlantic University, Missouri State University and California State University, Fullerton.

Our goal with this blog is to provide resources about the project and try to capture of our learning so others might benefit. If you have questions or thoughts, drop us a line at Or use one of "Feedback" boxes on the site.

We have a nifty flyer about our journalism e-learning course with some kind words from our academic partners.

Happy Learning,

Howard Finberg, interactive learning director @ Poynter

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