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Help Us Build New Courses: Previews of 'Web Design' and 'Understanding Audiences'

6:53 PM May. 12, 2011 — by Vicki Krueger

We're always working on something new at Poynter's NewsU, but we don't want to work alone. So we're asking your help as we shape a couple of new courses about audiences: Functional Web Design for Today’s News Audiences and Understanding Audiences. We've developed these preview editions so you can share your ideas and training needs.

You Tell Us What Webinars You Want, We Give You 50% Discount. Sweet!

7:09 PM May. 09, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

We have had such fun with our first Webinar series the Poynter Writing Webinars that we thought about doing more topics. To figure out things, we are conducting another survey to help us get a sense of which topics matter to you and what Webinars we could do within these potential series.

Honoring World Press Freedom Day

5:46 PM May. 03, 2011 — by Vicki Krueger

Poynter's NewsU is joining with journalists and other press organizations around the world to commemorate May 3 as World Press Freedom Day.

100th Webinar Update: What Was Your Favorite Idea? [There are gifts!]

5:01 PM Feb. 18, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

Whether Wednesday's Webinar was your first or your 100th, thanks again for signing up for 100 Ideas to Make Your Journalism Better. The replay, with all the audio and video, is now available. You can watch as many times as you want to catch all the great ideas to make your journalism better.

Not only do we love training, we love sharing our training with others. Here's where you can help.

Training Ideas Related to Mideast Turmoil

8:13 PM Jan. 30, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

With the turmoil in Egypt and elsewhere, we want to remind the Poynter News University community and others, who might being covering aspects of this story, that we have a couple of free and very helpful training modules.

Reporting Global Issues Locally. Learn how to report global issues on a local level that is relevant to your hometown audience - even without a travel budget.

Poynter News University International Goes Live. How Cool is That?!

2:34 PM Jan. 07, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

We've talked about this for a while. We picked our new server technology because it could do this. Finally, we have gone public with the first of our Poynter News University International efforts.

NewsU International is a partnership between The Poynter Institute and the International Center for Journalists. Together we'll customize NewsU's interactive, self-directed modules so that they are culturally and professionally relevant for international users.

Last Week to Redeem Our Training Gift, the Mobile Essential Tools Package

2:41 PM Dec. 28, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

We are coming to the end of our training gifts. Our final package is aimed at giving you training to help you produce engaging and interactive stories by taking advantage of the latest mobile and media tools.

Poynter's News University can show you how to do just that. With the last Training Tuesday special discount of the year, we’re offering 50 percent off our Mobile and Media Essential Tools Series. With this training package, you’ll learn the essentials of mobile news reporting and delivery.

Training Shopping Frenzy? Not at NewsU. We're Here to Help

4:14 PM Dec. 21, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

We are almost finished with our special holiday training gifts. With video being so important -- and perhaps you'll receive a video camera -- there's no better way to learn the best video storytelling techniques than to listen to the professionals who do it every day.

That’s why as our holiday gift to you, we’re offering our Video Storytelling Workshop: 2010 Package for half off.

Unwrap a Special Training Tuesday Gift: Save 50% on Digital Tools Package

4:05 PM Dec. 14, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

Golly, it is cold out there. So there's no better time than now to curl up in front of a warm computer screen and do a little training. As we think about getting ready for 2011, we want to make sure you are prepared to deal with the latest digital technology – such as blogs, social media and databases.

The Poynter NewsU Ewes, aka Elves, have a Training Tuesday package that will help you boost your online presence and expand your online audience. If you want to better understand how digital tools support newsgathering and storytelling strategies, you won’t want to miss this special offer.

For one week only, you can enjoy our Digital Tools and Transition training package for half off. Yes, that's a 50% discount for a package that gives you insight into how news organizations are using mobile media, Facebook and Twitter to reach new readers and tell better stories. Included in this package are five webinar replays—a $130.75 value if purchased individually, and now, all five are available for only $50. Simply enter PTUES3WK50 at checkout.

Training Tuesday: Special Discount for Search and Social Networking Tools Series

2:34 PM Dec. 07, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

We were so happy with our first Training Tuesday event. Lots of folks enjoyed getting the holiday gift of training, so we decided to find ways to help even more members of the Poynter News University learners community.

Today, for one week only, we are offering a 50% discount code on our Search and Social Networking Tools Series. If you’re struggling to master search and social networking, this is our Training Tuesday gift to you (and your friends and colleagues).

This package helps you explore how to use social networking, search engines, location-based services and blogs to build connections around your content. Included in this package are five Webinar replays—a $132.75 value if purchased individually, and now, all five are available for only $50. Simply enter PTUES2WK50 at checkout.

Here's what's inside the package, which normally costs $100:

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