10 Years of News University and You

Join Our Birthday Celebration
By Sharing Your NewsU Experience

In April, NewsU will proudly celebrate 10 years of innovative journalism e-learning. That's 400 courses, 300,000 registered users and training in seven languages. But it's still all about you.

From the beginning, we have counted on you to help shape the direction of our training. In 2008 and in 2011, we launched our “Stories” campaigns to find out whether our e-learning modules made a difference. We received hundreds of stories and comments. And we gave away cool prizes. More important, your stories showed the impact of e-learning.

Now, as we start the countdown to our birthday bash, we're counting on you once again. Please tell us your story about how NewsU has transformed you. Once again, we'll be giving away something cool: a GoPro camera, an iPad Mini, gift cards to your favorite retailer and more.

By telling your story, you're helping us demonstrate the scope and impact of NewsU's offerings. But just as important, you're helping your co-workers, colleagues, students and future NewsU users understand the importance of lifelong learning.

Everyone has a story. What’s yours?

Meet Some Previous Winners

Antonieta Rica

Public Affairs NCO, U.S. Army

“I discovered NewsU through the Poynter Institute while seeking to improve my writing while deployed to Iraq. I did not feel like I was properly capturing the essence of the soldiers and their stories in my articles. As a Staff Sergeant in the Army my role is also to mentor other junior journalists. While in Tikrit, Iraq, I made all the soldiers in my team sign up for classes in NewsU.” Keep reading.

Kevin Hoffman

Assistant Sports Editor, Kentucky New Era

“I implemented a policy into our grading that each student had to complete so many hours of NewsU over a specific period of time and then show me they have completed the courses.

Within a matter of weeks the reporting improved dramatically, the stories were solid and, of course, I looked like a genius.” Keep reading.

Deborah Stever

News Reporter, Deposit Courier, New York

“I slowly transformed from a clueless wanna-be journalist to a clued-in not-so-sure I can do this news writer. . . . Thanks to the instruction available at Poynter, we have raised the bar for news reporting in our small town corner of the news world and continue to be a viable outlet for information for our community. Keep reading.