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Featured Courses

Dear Reader: Accomplish More With Your Newsletter

Storytelling with Les Rose: Tips, Tricks and True Tales of TV News

Will Work for Impact: Fundamentals of Investigative Journalism (Fall 2019)

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Table Stakes: Poynter’s Local News Innovation Program

TV Power Reporting Academy

Will Work for Impact: Fundamentals of Investigative Journalism (Fall 2019)

Storytelling with Les Rose: Tips, Tricks and True Tales of TV News

ACES In-Depth Editing Online Group Seminar (Spring 2019)

Find Focus for Your Video Stories: A Poynter Tutorial

Writers Without Editors: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Dear Reader: Accomplish More With Your Newsletter

Conducting Interviews That Matter

Broadcast Writing: Write Like You Talk

Digital Tools to Improve Your Workweek

Poynter Producer Project (Spring 2019)

Choosing the Best Photos for the Story

How Newsrooms Can Use WhatsApp to Combat Fake News

Covering Jails: Addiction Behind Bars

The Flying Camera: Drone Photography Skills Webinar Series

Will Work for Impact: Fundamentals of Investigative Journalism

How to Surface Stories in a Saturated Social Media Environment with Dataminr

Covering Immigration Enforcement

Write Your Heart Out: The Craft of the Personal Essay (January 2019)

Becoming a More Effective Writer: Clarity and Organization (January 2019)

News Sense: Building Blocks Of News

News Sense: The Building Blocks of News

Hooked on Junk News: Breaking Bad Habits and Rebuilding Trust in the Media

Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age

The Interview

Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course

cleaning your copy

Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More

Ethics of Journalism

Writing and Editing with Lane DeGregory

Fact-Check It: Digital Tools to Verify Everything Online

Investigative Reporting: From Numbers to Narrative

Turning Journalism Students Into Visual Storytellers

Leveraging Your Visual Journalism Skills Within the Organization

Audience Analytics for Reporters

Reporting on the Cannabis Industry

Untangling the Weeds: Strategies for Substantive Editing

numeracy primer

Math and Numeracy Primer: How to Write About Numbers

Copyright Law and Fair Use for Journalists

Understanding and Interpreting Polls (International)

Fact-Checking and Debunking: Covering Rumors, Hoaxes and Gossip

Curating Content: How to Aggregate Coverage

Fundamentals of Editing

Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise

The Art and Science of Editing

The Secret of Making Complicated Facts Easy Reading

Writing for the Ear

Introduction to Reporting: Beat Basics

Writing Online Headlines: SEO and Beyond

video camera

Start Your Video Story with a Strong Open: A Poynter Tutorial

Handling Race and Ethnicity

The Lead Lab

We Can’t Do More with Less — Here’s How to Say No: Lessons from Local, Part 3

How Local and National Journalists Can Work Together to Cover Breaking News: Lessons from Local, Part 4

Journalism Fundamentals: Craft & Values

Starting Your Own Site 101: Lessons from Local, Part 5

Five Motivators to Engage Viewers: A Poynter Tutorial

Online Group Seminar

Web Headlines & SEO Essentials

Lessons from Local: Innovation Strategies for Newsrooms Series

The Power of Public Records

The Power of Public Records

The Writing Process: 10 Steps for Coaching Writers

News Literacy Primer: How to Evaluate Information

Target and Engage Your Audience: Digital Experiences That Drive Results, Part 1

Improve Search Optimization: Digital Experiences That Drive Results, Part 2

Craft Effective Direct Outreach Messages: Digital Experiences That Drive Results, Part 3

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

Grow Audience Via Social Media: Digital Experiences That Drive Results, Part 4

Planning and Executing Your Strategy: Digital Experiences That Drive Results, Part 5

Digital Experiences That Drive Results: Strategies for Creating Compelling Content Series

Lousy Listeners: How to Avoid Being One

Planning and Design for the Big Story

Taking the Reins: Growing into Your Role as an Editor

Sweat This, Not That: Real Rules vs. Grammar Myths

Five Small Things That Have Made a Big Difference in Local Newsrooms: Lessons from Local, Part 1

Writing with Voice and Structure with Lane DeGregory

Journalism and Trauma

How Newsrooms are Making (Some) Money That’s Not from Advertising: Lessons from Local, Part 2

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.

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.