Poynter-World Education Primer Certificate - Editing in a Professional Environment

Course Overview

Title:
Poynter-World Education Primer Certificate - Editing in a Professional Environment
Type:
Certificate Program
Cost:
$150.00

This certificate is FREE for employees of World Education Services with a promo code. Watch your email for an email with the promo code from your supervisor.

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.

Completion of the Poynter-World Education "Editing in a Professional Environment Certificate indicates that participants have a solid foundation in writing and editing well-researched and reviewed stories. This certificate of proficiency is given to those who have an understanding of the essential skills and best practices.

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.)

This certificate is FREE for employees of World Education Services with a promo code. Watch your email for an email with the promo code from your supervisor.

Courses included in this package

  • Copyright Law and Fair Use for Journalists - Self-Directed Course This self-directed course will help online content publishers, social media participants and website publishers understand the fair use doctrine and copyright law. Time estimate: 3-4 hours

  • Spotting the Red Flags: How to Verify Information - Webinar Your source said what? What statements and claims deserve a healthy dose of skepticism and some deeper digging? When you don’t have time to question everything before publication, where do you start? Learn how to stop mistakes before they happen. Time estimate: 1 hour

  • The Secret of Making Complicated Facts Easy Reading - Webinar Editors working on long, technical pieces, numbers-heavy stories, or topics that are complex in other ways will benefit from the strategies presented in this webinar replay. Learn to create a flow of information that offers just what the readers need to know — exactly when they need to know it, making hard facts easy reading for a variety of audiences. Time estimate: 1 hour

  • Plagiarism in the 21st Century - Seminar Snapshot This video replay examines the definition of plagiarism among today's digital content creators. Time estimate: 1.5 hours

  • Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise – Webinar This Webinar will help cut through clutter and let the content shine.

Looking for more training?

See all our News and Media Literacy programs and our complete lineup of certificate programs, including our Fact-Checking Certificate to build your resume and boost your skills.

Questions

Email info@newsu.org in case you have any questions or concerns.

Who Benefits From This Certificate:

Free for employees of World Education Services with a promo code. Watch your email for an email with the promo code from your supervisor.

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.