Fall Reporting Round-Up: Produce Stand-Out Stories With These New Courses

12:00 PM Sep. 05, 2013 — by Vicki Krueger

NewsU is better than going back to school for reporters. This month, gear up for fall by joining any of our new reporting courses and Webinars. From telling investigative stories on a deadline to reporting on the Affordable Care Act, we can help you tackle important topics with accuracy and context.

Updating Our Roundup of Resources for 2012 Election Coverage

6:06 PM Nov. 02, 2012 — by Vicki Krueger

As the 2012 campaign heads into the final days, we're updating our list of courses and resources to help you--whether you're covering a national race, a state campaign or a local election.

Training Ideas: Covering Issues About Religion

3:17 PM Sep. 14, 2012 — by Howard Finberg

With all the news out of the Middle East, we thought you’d like to have these e-learning resources handy should you need them in your reporting or teaching:

Covering Islam in America: Learn the religious, social, political and geographical facts about Islam so you can tackle stories with confidence and context.

Religion, Culture and Society: Getting Beyond the Cliches: Religion intersects nearly every story you cover. Learn how to tell those stories with greater context, skill and thoughtfulness.

Handling Race and Ethnicity: Examine whether and how to use racial and ethnic descriptions in news stories.

Reporting on Religion and Political Candidates: Learn best practices to execute solid stories about the faith of political candidates.

Enjoy the learning.

Five Fridays in August: Special Savings Through Monday on Poynter Training

4:14 PM Aug. 30, 2012 — by Vicki Krueger

We're wrapping up our Five Fridays campaign with special savings on courses by Poynter faculty. As a bonus, we're extending the savings throughout the Labor Day weekend.

#nutip Get comfortable setting up your video gear. Your confidence increases your credibility covering stories.

Practice setting up your video equipment so that you're comfortable with it. Your confidence and ease will increase your credibility with the people you interview.
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#nutip Information is not news just because it's published somewhere. Reliable sources must verify it.

Just appearing in a newspaper does not make information news. It must be verified by reliable, authoritative and independent sources.
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#nutip Be sure all the information you work with is credible. Editors can't always correct bad info.

Be sure all the information you are working with is credible. Editors can't always catch and correct bad information.
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#nutip Use specific details to tell universal story. Audience can feel when ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Use specific details to tell a universal story. Every reader and viewer can feel when an ordinary moment becomes extraordinary.
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#nutip Be sure to do some research prior to interviewing someone. A little knowledge can go a long way.

Be sure to do some research prior to interviewing someone. A little knowledge can go a long way.
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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.

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