Journalism and Training Resources

Explore journalism resources from NewsU, and our valued training partners.
  • Reporting Resources from the McCormick Foundation's Specialized Reporting Institutes

    Looking for resources to help you cover key topics? From investigating local government to understanding the impact of the economic crisis on families, we can help. These workshops, Webinars and resource pages, provided through the Robert R. McCormick Foundation’s Specialized Reporting Institute (SRI) program, feature the sources and resources you need to cover stories with context and confidence.
  • Journalism Certificate Program

    Looking for ways to grab the attention of editors and publishers? Want to assess the skills of potential contributors or student journalists? Certificates from Poynter's News University can help you demonstrate your proficiency of the journalism industry's essential skills and best practices, and evaluate the skills of those who want to work with you.

    Custom certificates have been developed in partnership with several news organizations, including The McClatchy Company. If you are interested in a custom certificate for your organization, please contact us at

    Read our Certificate FAQ here.

  • API Transformation Tour 2012-2013 with The Poynter Institute

    Join the pioneers and practitioners of the newspaper industry for a transformative series of intensive workshops on new strategies for creating profitability and sustainability. At sites around the country, the industry’s innovators and leaders are providing new approaches and implementation plans for the changes reshaping the news business. See the complete schedule, and upcoming workshops, in the box at right.

  • Poynter NewsU Training Points

    Our new rewards program lets you earn training points every time you watch a Webinar, tell a friend about a course or join in other e-learning at Poynter's NewsU. You can redeem your points for Webinars, software training, video tutorials and more. The more you learn, the more you earn.

  • The New NewsU: So much to see we built a tour

    More resources. Easier navigation. Better ways to search. Poynter's NewsU offers journalism training to journalists, journalism students, teachers and the public through more than 150 interactive e-learning modules and other features. Our site tour will show you all features and tools you need to put the power of NewsU to work for you.

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