Digital Course Packs

For classes of 10 or more students, Poynter’s Digital Course Packs gather virtual lessons into a convenient package you can adopt for your course or as a supplement to your syllabus. They combine Poynter NewsU’s online training courses with two critical features for educators: tracking and testing. Digital Course Packs can be woven into core teaching and learning (as required course material) or form an e-learning companion to your syllabus.

Create your digital course pack:

  • Browse the courses and primers below.
  • Click on the order form.
  • Select the courses and primers you want to include in your course pack.
  • Let us know on the form if you want to be invoiced now or allow students to pay later.
  • Submit!

The Poynter News University team will confirm receipt of your order and your order will be processed within five business days. Digital course packs require at least three courses. Questions? Email

Embed a Primer

 $19.95 per primer per student

Language Primer: Basics of Grammar, Punctuation and Word Use (Public Edition)

numeracy primer

Math and Numeracy Primer: How to Write About Numbers

News Literacy Primer: How to Evaluate Information

Customize a Digital Course Pack

$10 per course per student

Avoiding Plagiarism and Fabrication

Broadcast Writing: Write Like You Talk

Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise

cleaning your copy

Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More

Clear, Strong Writing for Broadcast Journalism

Ethics of Journalism

Fact-Check It: Digital Tools to Verify Everything Online

Fundamentals of Editing

Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age

Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course

Introduction to Reporting: Beat Basics

Journalism Fundamentals: Craft & Values

News Sense: Building Blocks Of News

News Sense: The Building Blocks of News

Man at computer wearing headphones

Powerful Writing: Leverage Your Video and Sound

Spotting the Red Flags: How to Verify Information

The Art and Science of Editing

The Interview

The Lead Lab

The Writer’s Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use

Writing Online Headlines: SEO and Beyond

Fill out the form and your custom order will be initiated and served within five business days. You will receive links to your custom classes and information on how you and your students can access them. You can select one of two options within the form: to allow students to pay for their course packs individually, or for Poynter to invoice your school for the entire cost of the courses. Digital course pack prices and primers are priced per student. Please email with any questions you might have before you fill out the form.