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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.
Training Tuesday is here. All day on Tuesday, Nov. 27, you get 25 percent off all of our Webinars, video tutorials and self-directed courses that have a fee. (This offer doesn't include seminars or packages for which we already offer discounts, such as training packages and the 2012 Social Media series.) You can purchase as many items as your shopping cart will hold. The more you buy, the more you save.
To take advantage of this limited-time offer, enter the promo code T2012TUESDAY when you check out. It's good until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Nov. 27.
In this season of giving thanks, we want to say thank you for your support of NewsU. We now have more than 235,000 registered users and 250 courses. But we still have one goal: to help you improve your journalism skills. Check out our complete list of courses, Webinars and more. From digital skills to writing and storytelling, we've got courses for everyone interested in the craft and values of journalism.
Poynter has an anniversary (or is it birthday?) this weekend. On Nov. 10, 1975, the Institute’s articles of incorporation were issued and our school officially started.
Here's a cool look at the past 37 years with Poynter's historical timeline, curated by the Institute's library director, David Shedden: www.intersect.com/poynter
We're also celebrating 37 years of Poynter with a gift for you: 37 percent off any individual course at Poynter's NewsU that has a fee, including Webinars, video tutorials and self-directed courses.
How will the issues of the 2012 elections play out in 2013 and beyond?
As the 2012 campaign heads into the final days, we're updating our list of courses and resources to help you--whether you're covering a national race, a state campaign or a local election.
As you've probably heard by now, our web servers in New York City were knocked offline by Superstorm Sandy, but now we're online again. We appreciate your patience while we worked to get NewsU back up and running.
As our way of saying thank you, we're giving you half off any individual course that has a fee, including Webinars, video tutorials and self-directed courses.
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.
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