Journal Edit with Confidence and Accuracy Certificate

Course Overview

Journal Edit with Confidence and Accuracy Certificate
Certificate Program

About Certificate Programs

Certificates of proficiency are designed to measure your knowledge of essential skills or information. To receive a certificate, take the NewsU courses associated with that certificate program and then successfully complete the online assessment for each course. Once you've passed all the assessments, you will receive your certificate from Poynter's NewsU.

The Poynter NewsU / Journal “Edit with Confidence and Accuracy Certificate Program” shows that you have a solid foundation in the editing practices and standards from the industry leaders in the craft.

The interactive courses and on-demand video replays in this series will give you a solid understanding of the essential skills and best practices of editing, including the new digital aspects.

Complete each of the courses in this certificate program, then take the assessments for each one. Questions from each assessment will cover content from each course. You'll have three chances to pass each assessment.

Unlike traditional quizzes and activities from Poynter's NewsU, these assessments won't tell you the answers. So make sure you study hard when you take the courses.

Here's how this works: You have to be enrolled in the certificate program in order to earn your certificate. If you enroll in each course individually, you will not have access to the certificate. You can enroll in the certificate program by clicking the blue "Enroll Now" button on the right. And if you have any questions, you can always contact us at

Who Benefits From This Certificate:

Newsroom professionals, students, community journalists, bloggers, communications professionals or anyone—with or without formal journalism training—who wants to distinguish themselves in the eyes of editors and publishers. This program is available only to staff of the Journal Media Group.

How Certificates Work:
  • Each assessment contains about 15-20 multiple-choice and true-false questions
  • You must score at least 80 percent to pass each assessment
  • You'll get three chances to pass each assessment
  • You'll have 30 minutes to complete each assessment
  • When you pass all the assessments, you will receive your certificate

Questions? Read our Certificates FAQ or contact us.

The Journal Media Group

Journal Media Group serves local news consumers with print and digital publishing operations serving 14 U.S. markets in eight states, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Naples Daily News, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, and the Ventura County Star.

Formed in 2015 through a merger of the newspaper operations of The E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Communications, Inc., the company includes daily newspapers, affiliated community publications, and a growing portfolio of digital products that inform, engage and empower readers and advertisers. Learn more at