Daily Training Tip. New Part of the New NewsU


12:06 PM Mar. 11, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

Like moving into a new house, there is more than enough to do before you have a house-warming party. That’s what we’ve been doing at Poynter’s News University. We have moved to our new platform. Now we are fussing with the behind-the-scenes functionality [something that doesn’t affect most participants] and adding new resources.

This week we complete a project that we started talking about more than a year ago: Training Tip of the Day. These are ideas gathered from the more than 150 self-directed training modules at NewsU. [I wanted to write “ripped from courses at NewsU," but my trusty editor stopped me.] We will be sending out, via RSS and Twitter, ideas to make you a better writer, photographer, designer, broadcaster, editor, Web producer, journalist, public relations professional, student or educator. These tips are for anyone who wants to learn. Kudos to our friend and collaborator Mark Miller. Mark, a freelance writer based in the New York area, help collect the ideas. We now have more than 300, and we haven’t stopped gathering. Every day, we’ll send you a new tip, seven days a week. You will find the ideas on our homepage or at #nutip on Twitter. The complete collection can be found here: http://www.newsu.org/resources/training-tips

Lots of Webinars are on our plate in the coming weeks, include a new partnership with the Society for News Design, a renewed partnership with the Online News Association and the fourth in the series with the APME Online Credibility project. And watch for our sixth birthday. We might have a nice training gift for you.

Speaking of gifts: There are only two weeks left to use our 50% off all Webinar Replays promotional code. Don’t have the code? It is: P50NNUW10. That’s p, fifty, nnuw, ten. Hurry.