A year ago, you told us what you thought about the value and the future of journalism education. Given the disruption and turmoil that journalism and education have faced in the last year, we want to know whether attitudes have changed. So we're asking for your help with a new survey.
We love language. And we love holidays. So a holiday about grammar gets twice as much of our love. Join NewsU and Poynter.org as we celebrate the joys of word choice, parts of speech and sentence structure all day on Monday, March 4.
Roy Peter Clark, the author of “The Glamour of Grammar,” will keynote the day with his new Webinar, This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Grammar: 4 Concepts to Improve Your Reading and Writing Forever.
Paul Pohlman is one of the unsung heroes of Poynter’s e-learning project, News University.
Like many heroes, Paul did not see his role as being heroic. Or even very important. Yet I’m convinced that Poynter NewsU would not have been as successful without Paul’s quiet guidance, enthusiastic support and good humor.
He made a difference when it came to Poynter’s future for many reasons.
With all the news out of the Middle East, we thought you’d like to have these e-learning resources handy should you need them in your reporting or teaching:
Covering Islam in America: Learn the religious, social, political and geographical facts about Islam so you can tackle stories with confidence and context.
Religion, Culture and Society: Getting Beyond the Cliches: Religion intersects nearly every story you cover. Learn how to tell those stories with greater context, skill and thoughtfulness.
Handling Race and Ethnicity: Examine whether and how to use racial and ethnic descriptions in news stories.
Reporting on Religion and Political Candidates: Learn best practices to execute solid stories about the faith of political candidates.
Enjoy the learning.
We're wrapping up our Five Fridays campaign with special savings on courses by Poynter faculty. As a bonus, we're extending the savings throughout the Labor Day weekend.
As the Republican National Convention kicks off this week, the 2012 campaign heats up. So we've put together this list of courses and resources to help you--whether you're covering a national race, a state campaign or a local election.
At the NewsU central office in St. Petersburg, Fla., we're gearing up for the Republican National Convention. So we're kicking off this week's Five Fridays campaign with a Webinar replay to help you cover the 2012 campaign. But we've also got great courses to help you write for the Web, think about mobile strategies, use Twitter for your newscasts and more. Save 30 percent on Friday, Aug. 24, on any--or all--of these courses when use use the code 4thFridayFive. And we'll be back next week with more savings.
It's the third week of our Five Fridays campaign, featuring savings on select NewsU courses each Friday in August. Save 30 percent on Friday, Aug. 17, on any--or all--of these courses when use use the code 3rdFridayFive. And we'll be back next week with more savings. So watch your email for updates.
Here are this week's featured courses:
Short Narrative Bursts: Social Media Writing: Conquer the challenge of telling a lively, fair and contextualized story through social media platforms.
It's the second week of our Five Fridays campaign. Each Friday in August, Poynter's NewsU is offering a discount on select NewsU courses. So watch your email each week for the savings. The discount is good on Friday only, so act quickly.
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