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  • 100 Ideas in 100 Minutes to Celebrate Our 100th Webinar

    9:33 PM Feb. 01, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

    We are all about the celebration of training. On Feb. 16, 2011, Poynter's e-learning project, News University, will have a training party with every Poynter faculty member sharing ideas and tips to help make all aspects of your journalism better.

    We just sent out a news release announcing the Webinar. And announcing our special rate for anyone who has participated in any previous Webinar. (If you've signed up for any of our Webinars, watch your e-mail for details.)

    Here's what we wrote:

    The Poynter Institute's e-learning site, News University, will celebrate its 100th Webinar with a unique training event that brings together the entire Poynter faculty in a single, virtual classroom. The Webinar, "100 Ideas to Make Your Journalism Better," will deliver more than 100 practical tips on writing, design, video, leadership, social media and more from the Poynter experts who know these topics best.

    This will be the first time that the full range of Poynter's expertise will be offered at a single training event.

    The Webinar will start at 2 p.m. ET and last approximately 100 minutes. The cost is $24.95. Previous Webinar attendees will receive a discount code that allows them to attend for $10. This offer also will be available to anyone who enrolls through Feb. 10 in any upcoming Webinar or replay of any previous Webinar event.

  • Training Ideas Related to Mideast Turmoil

    8:13 PM Jan. 30, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

    With the turmoil in Egypt and elsewhere, we want to remind the Poynter News University community and others, who might being covering aspects of this story, that we have a couple of free and very helpful training modules.

    Reporting Global Issues Locally. Learn how to report global issues on a local level that is relevant to your hometown audience - even without a travel budget.

  • Poynter News University International Goes Live. How Cool is That?!

    2:34 PM Jan. 07, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

    We've talked about this for a while. We picked our new server technology because it could do this. Finally, we have gone public with the first of our Poynter News University International efforts.

    NewsU International is a partnership between The Poynter Institute and the International Center for Journalists. Together we'll customize NewsU's interactive, self-directed modules so that they are culturally and professionally relevant for international users.

  • Last Week to Redeem Our Training Gift, the Mobile Essential Tools Package

    2:41 PM Dec. 28, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

    We are coming to the end of our training gifts. Our final package is aimed at giving you training to help you produce engaging and interactive stories by taking advantage of the latest mobile and media tools.

    Poynter's News University can show you how to do just that. With the last Training Tuesday special discount of the year, we’re offering 50 percent off our Mobile and Media Essential Tools Series. With this training package, you’ll learn the essentials of mobile news reporting and delivery.

  • Training Shopping Frenzy? Not at NewsU. We're Here to Help

    4:14 PM Dec. 21, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

    We are almost finished with our special holiday training gifts. With video being so important -- and perhaps you'll receive a video camera -- there's no better way to learn the best video storytelling techniques than to listen to the professionals who do it every day.

    That’s why as our holiday gift to you, we’re offering our Video Storytelling Workshop: 2010 Package for half off.

  • Unwrap a Special Training Tuesday Gift: Save 50% on Digital Tools Package

    4:05 PM Dec. 14, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

    Golly, it is cold out there. So there's no better time than now to curl up in front of a warm computer screen and do a little training. As we think about getting ready for 2011, we want to make sure you are prepared to deal with the latest digital technology – such as blogs, social media and databases.

    The Poynter NewsU Ewes, aka Elves, have a Training Tuesday package that will help you boost your online presence and expand your online audience. If you want to better understand how digital tools support newsgathering and storytelling strategies, you won’t want to miss this special offer.

    For one week only, you can enjoy our Digital Tools and Transition training package for half off. Yes, that's a 50% discount for a package that gives you insight into how news organizations are using mobile media, Facebook and Twitter to reach new readers and tell better stories. Included in this package are five webinar replays—a $130.75 value if purchased individually, and now, all five are available for only $50. Simply enter PTUES3WK50 at checkout.

  • Training Tuesday: Special Discount for Search and Social Networking Tools Series

    2:34 PM Dec. 07, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

    We were so happy with our first Training Tuesday event. Lots of folks enjoyed getting the holiday gift of training, so we decided to find ways to help even more members of the Poynter News University learners community.

    Today, for one week only, we are offering a 50% discount code on our Search and Social Networking Tools Series. If you’re struggling to master search and social networking, this is our Training Tuesday gift to you (and your friends and colleagues).

    This package helps you explore how to use social networking, search engines, location-based services and blogs to build connections around your content. Included in this package are five Webinar replays—a $132.75 value if purchased individually, and now, all five are available for only $50. Simply enter PTUES2WK50 at checkout.

    Here's what's inside the package, which normally costs $100:

  • Get your promo code to celebrate Training Tuesday: 30 percent discounts on courses

    2:48 PM Nov. 26, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

    With the holiday season upon us, Poynter’s News University introduces Training Tuesday, a new "shopping" tradition that follows in the footsteps of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

    Training Tuesday, which starts Nov. 30, kicks off that period when work slows and, we hope, there might be a little more time for self-directed training. And self-directed e-learning is what we do best.

    In celebration, Poynter's NewsU is giving you 30 percent discounts on NewsU’s Webinar replays, training packages, NewsU Tech courses and seminar snapshots.

  • E-Learning & Classroom Teaching: Powerful Combo

    8:41 PM Aug. 03, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

    Poynter's News University, prepping for its annual trek to the AEJMC convention high in the mountains of Colorado [Denver] just released the results of a new study about integrating e-learning into the classroom. We asked educators about their use of e-learning [any kind of online training]. We were surprised [shocked?] at how high the usage was. If anyone thinks e-learning is the future, they are out of date. E-learning is the present.

  • Daily Training Tip. New Part of the New NewsU

    12:06 PM Mar. 11, 2010 — by Howard Finberg

    Like moving into a new house, there is more than enough to do before you have a house-warming party. That’s what we’ve been doing at Poynter’s News University. We have moved to our new platform. Now we are fussing with the behind-the-scenes functionality [something that doesn’t affect most participants] and adding new resources.

    This week we complete a project that we started talking about more than a year ago: Training Tip of the Day. These are ideas gathered from the more than 150 self-directed training modules at NewsU.