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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.
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.
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