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 info@newsu.org. 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

NewsU is Getting Ready for School with J101 Project

2:50 PM Jul. 14, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

We have lined up our partners – Missouri State University, Florida Atlantic University and, the latest, California State University, Fullerton. We announced Cal State this week.

We have lined our courses – 16 weeks of readings, assignments and discussions based on more than two dozen self-directed modules.

We have lined up our faculty – 15 Poynter faculty and associates who will lead a live, interactive session weekly.

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.

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:

Get your promo code to celebrate Training Tuesday: 30 percent discounts on courses

2:48 PM Nov. 26, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

With the holiday season upon us, Poynter’s News University introduces Training Tuesday, a new "shopping" tradition that follows in the footsteps of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Training Tuesday, which starts Nov. 30, kicks off that period when work slows and, we hope, there might be a little more time for self-directed training. And self-directed e-learning is what we do best.

In celebration, Poynter's NewsU is giving you 30 percent discounts on NewsU’s Webinar replays, training packages, NewsU Tech courses and seminar snapshots.

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