Training for journalists. Anytime. Anywhere.
Lynn French, KPNX-TV, Phoenix, teaches during a live broadcast from Poynter during the News University Video Storytelling Workshop, in partnership with the National Press Photographers Foundation.
Self-Directed Learning Modules
(In e-learning language, they’re called “asynchronous” modules.) These are the ultimate in e-learning flexibility. Start and stop whenever you like, progressing entirely at your own pace and going back as many times as you want to review the material. The modules make use of interactive technology, so they’re more engaging than a mere collection of web pages.
(Or semi-synchronus) Participants gather in a virtual space, logging in from anywhere, day or night, over the course of several days or several weeks. A faculty member guides the group through new material, moderates discussions and provides individual feedback.
Webinars or eSeminars
(“synchronous” modules). These are live seminars or events broadcast over the web; participants can tune in from their computer at work or at home and ask questions in real-time. And if you can’t join us live, we make recordings of many of these events available as self-directed learning modules.
These are edited video highlights and other materials that capture the key learning points of seminar presentations at The Poynter Institute or at other training events.
NewsU Tutorials will help you get started with Web applications and tools. Using step-by-step instructions and screengrabs, these guides demonstrate the basics of working with these applications. You can start and stop on your own schedule and come back as often as you like.
NewsU Tech is our training library to help you develop your software and technical skills. Each module in a NewsU Tech course creates software simulations that give you a feel for working in the program. Using audio, slideshows and offline activities, you’ll explore how to use the software without having to buy or install any program.
Learn as Poynter faculty teach tightly focused lessons on key journalism skills. Loaded with practical examples and instruction, each tutorial gives you tools you can put to work for you right away.
Watch live presentations at The Poynter Institute and chat with other online participants during the live sessions. Your registration gives you access to the live event and the recorded replays of each session.
Certificates from Poynter’s News University can help you demonstrate your proficiency of the journalism industry’s essential skills and best practices, and evaluate the skills of those who want to work with you.
Poynter hosts chats several times a week. Join these conversations about breaking news, best practices, careers, journalism education & more. The regular chat schedule is: Tuesdays at 3 p.m. ET weekly for career topics and Thursdays at 3 p.m. ET biweekly for discussions of writing.