News University

Reporting in the Age of Social Justice (June 2021)

Online group seminar, apply by May 10

Learn how to conceive, develop and execute stories, in any medium, that leave a distinct mark on society.

How Any Journalist Can Earn Trust

Self-directed course, start anytime

Learn what news audiences don’t understand about how journalism works and look for opportunities to demonstrate credibility by explaining news processes, coverage goals and journalism ethics.

Resources for Educators and Students

News University curated an array of resources to help you migrate to an online teaching and learning environment. These just-in-time supplements will enhance any virtual curriculum. Incorporate individual courses for your teaching needs. Need a subject matter expert? Poynter faculty and staff are available for drop-in virtual teaching.

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Poynter's full course catalog features more than 100 interactive courses for people interested in journalism, including Poynter’s competitive in-person teaching programs that now take place online. Explore by topic and by course type.

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Knight Foundation

Thank you to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for its support of News University since the site’s founding in 2005. Poynter’s News University is one of the world’s most innovative online journalism and media training programs ever created. From multimedia techniques to writing and reporting, we’ve got free and low-cost courses. As the e-learning project of The Poynter Institute, NewsU extends Poynter’s mission as a school for journalists, future journalists, teachers of journalism and anyone interested in the craft and values of journalism.