10 Years of NewsU and You

Join Our Birthday Celebration
By Sharing Your NewsU Experience

Poynter’s e-learning project, News University, was built with the goal of making it easier for everyone to get training. One of our sayings is, "Journalism Training. Anywhere. Anytime. For Anyone."

From the beginning, we have counted on you to help shape the direction that training. And in 2008, we launched our “Stories” campaign to find out whether our e-learning modules made a difference. We received hundreds of stories and comments. And we gave away something cool, for its time – Flip cameras. More important, your stories showed the impact of e-learning.

Now, as we start the countdown to our 200,000th registered user, 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: This time, it's an Apple iPad. We’ll also be giving away passes to any 25 Webinars and Poynter NewsU gear.

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 NewU users understand the importance of lifelong learning.

Everyone has a story. What’s yours?

Meet the 2008 Gold 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.

Elisabeth McMullin

School Newspaper Adviser, English Teacher, Williamsburg Community School District

“I was surfing the Web and trying to find some help when a high school newspaper advisors resource site pointed to NewsU. You were the answer to a desperate prayer from a desperate advisor! Everything I saw was excellent and easy to understand.” Keep reading.