Poynter Prepared Membership Classic Skills Certificate (Private)

Course Overview

Title:
Poynter Prepared Membership Classic Skills Certificate (Private)
Type:
Certificate Program
Cost:
$399.00

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.

This Poynter Prepared Membership Classic Skills Certificate shows that you have a solid foundation in the unique challenges and opportunities of gathering, producing, publishing and promoting news stories. This certificate for members of the Poynter Prepared Membership Program who seek to understand the essential skills and basic tenets of journalism.

The courses in this Certificate are:

  • Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age
  • Copyright Law and Fair Use for Journalists
  • Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More
  • Fundamentals of Editing
  • National Grammar Day 2015
  • Math for Journalists: Help with Numbers

To earn the certificate, you must pass the assessments for each course prescribed in this program. Questions in each assessment will cover the content from the respective module, so we encourage you to work through each module carefully and thoroughly before taking the assessment. You will each have three chances to pass each assessment, so you can always review the material again if you don't pass the first time.

Unlike traditional quizzes and activities from Poynter's NewsU, these assessments won't tell you the answers. You will simply get a score when you complete the assessment. So make sure you study hard when you take the courses.

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.