Poynter Ethics, Plagiarism and Copyright Certificate

Course Overview

Poynter Ethics, Plagiarism and Copyright Certificate
Certificate Program

This program includes all the courses, plus the assessments that let your earn your certificate in Ethics, Plagiarism and Copyright. Looking for more ways to build your resume and boost your skills? See our complete lineup of certificate programs.

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.

Courses included in this package

NOTE: Enroll in the course pack by clicking on the blue Enroll Now button and not in these courses separately. (Please note: Enrolling in the courses separately will not count toward the certificate.)

  • Avoiding Plagiarism and Fabrication: The course will educate journalists, authors, editors, news producers, students, educators and news consumers about what plagiarism and fabrication are, why they are so toxic and how to avoid them.

  • Plagiarism in the 21st Century: This video replay examines the definition of plagiarism among today's digital content creators.

  • Copyright Law and Fair Use for Journalists: This course is intended to help online content publishers, social media participants and website publishers understand the fair use doctrine and copyright law.

  • Ethics of Journalism: This course is designed to give you the techniques and tools you need to confront complex and complicated ethical issues, make difficult decisions and support those decisions with clear and rational thought.

Who Benefits From This Certificate:

Journalists, news producers, journalism students, bloggers, social media users, authors, Editors, newsroom managers, those responsible for online content and journalism educators and others who wish to learn about media ethics, copyright laws and avoiding plagiarism.

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.