Web Design, Election Polls, Mobile Strategies and More: January Newsletter

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New Courses

Functional Web Design for Today's News Audiences
Create user friendly, content-driven sites by applying sound navigation, information hierarchy, and integrated multimedia. Developed in partnership with the Newspaper Association of America Foundation
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Understanding and Interpreting Polls: Updated for 2012
It's easy to say a candidate is "leading" in an election race. But what do the numbers really mean? In this course, updated for the 2012 campaign, you'll learn to dig into the survey data and see how the numbers measure up. Developed in partnership with the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
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You can also learn more about election polls in our upcoming Webinar, Election 2012 Reporting: Understanding Opinion Polls.

Upcoming Webinars

Mobile Content: Seven Business Strategies for News Media
The third in our series of Webinars on mobile audiences and content, this Webinar explores strategies media companies are developing to tap into mobile audiences and revenue. 2 p.m., Jan. 19 Enroll now

Election 2012 Reporting: Understanding Opinion Polls
Learn to be confident at identifying legitimate numbers from the sloppy surveys and know how to effectively evaluate polling methods. This Webinar will teach you tools needed to accurately and confidently report on polls. 2 p.m., Jan. 26 Enroll now

Facebook for Reporting and Storytelling
Learn how Facebook tools can help you develop story ideas and research sources. You'll also see how you can search Facebook for information and use the platform for effective and targeted distribution. This Webinar is part of our Social Media Webinar Series. 2 p.m., Feb. 17 Enroll now

See our list of upcoming Webinars at www.newsu.org/webinarschedule

Online Group seminars

Writing Better Headlines and SEO Essentials
Learn how to write headlines that attract readers on the Web with a special focus on SEO – a set of technologies and techniques that can bring more eyes to your content and more visitors to your site. Feb. 8-23. Apply by Jan. 17. Apply now

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