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St. Petersburg, FL / New Delhi, India (September 19, 2011) — The Poynter Institute’s News University (www.newsu.org) today announced a new partnership with Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU) School of Journalism and New Media Studies to create a custom certificate program for students in the school’s Journalism and Mass Communication program. Beginning this term, 25 students will participate in a pilot launch of the new e-learning program, and those who successfully complete it will receive a Poynter NewsU Certificate of Proficiency.

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St. Petersburg, FL (September 1, 2010) – Poynter’s e-learning project, News University, announced today that it is partnering with The Blinder Group, a sales training organization that works with media organizations, to launch a unique new Webinar series beginning this fall. “Bridging the Commerce & Content Gap” helps participants understand the digital advertising landscape and how to develop new revenue strategies.

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Poynter’s News University recently announced that more than 75 percent of educators surveyed are integrating e-learning into their classroom curriculum. And of those who responded affirmatively, more than 60 percent ranked it as extremely important to classroom teaching. More than 625 educators participated in the online survey, which was designed to better understand how teachers are combining classroom teaching with online learning such as self-directed courses, Webinars, tutorials and instructional videos.

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