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Featured Courses

Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing

Web Headlines & SEO Essentials (February 2019)

Covering Immigration Enforcement

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

Building Effective Websites for Better User Experience

Writers Without Editors: How to Edit Your Own Writing

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Copyright Law and Fair Use for Journalists

Will Work for Impact: Fundamentals of Investigative Journalism

TV Assignment Editor Workshop

Building Effective Websites for Better User Experience

Writers Without Editors: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Find Focus for Your Video Stories: A Poynter Tutorial

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Building Trust on Facebook

Web Headlines & SEO Essentials (February 2019)

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

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

ACES In-Depth Editing Online Group Seminar

Covering Immigration Enforcement

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

TV Power Reporting Academy 2019

Lessons from Local: Innovation Strategies for Newsrooms Series

Poynter Producer Project (Spring 2019)

The Interview

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

Photos from the Sky: Improve your drone photography skills (series)

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

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

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

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

The Writing Process: 10 Steps for Coaching Writers

Taking the Reins: Growing into Your Role as an Editor

Planning and Design for the Big Story

Reporting on the Cannabis Industry

Writing with Voice and Structure with Lane DeGregory

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

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

Trust-Building Strategies for Journalists

Curating Content: How to Aggregate Coverage

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

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

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

Reporting on Polls: Headlines, Margins of Error and Other Fundamentals

Untangling the Weeds: Strategies for Substantive Editing

Writing Online Headlines: SEO and Beyond

News Literacy Primer: How to Evaluate Information

Numeracy Primer: How to Write About Numbers

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The Art of the Link: Why Hyperlinks Matter and How to Do Them Well

Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age

Fundamentals of Editing

News Sense: The Building Blocks of News

News Sense: Building Blocks Of News

Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More

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Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course

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

Secrets of a Successful Newsletter: Lessons from the Lily

Making Emotional Connections With Local Audiences Through Design

Wikipedia: What Journalists Need to Know About One of the World’s Largest Websites

Fact-Check It: Digital Tools to Verify Everything Online

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

Democracy on Deadline: Take Your Coverage of U.S. Elections to the Next Level

Investigative Reporting: From Numbers to Narrative

Turning Journalism Students Into Visual Storytellers

Leveraging Your Visual Journalism Skills Within the Organization

The Rights and Limitations of a Journalist to Photograph and Record in Public

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

Covering Mass Shootings

Getting Off the Beaten Path: Opportunities for Journalists in Marketing

10 Keys to Improve Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Staff

Covering the American Muslim Community: Ideas and Insights to Guide Your Reporting

Upgrade your Transcription and Audio Editing Workflows with Descript

Living Under the Volcano: What Every Journalist Needs to Know About the News Business

The Art of the Interview with Lane DeGregory

Cultivating Local News Communities with Facebook Groups

Covering Hate and Extremism, From the Fringes to the Mainstream: An Overview from the Southern Poverty Law Center

After the Texas Shooting: What Journalists Need to Know About Guns and Ammo

A Creative Approach to Analytics

Investigative Reporting in the Wake of a Disaster

Find Stories in Data Faster and Collaborate Better with data.world: A Digital Tools Tutorial

Narrative Writing on Deadline

It’s All About the Voice: How to Make Your Writing Sing

Best Practices for Reporting on Mass Shootings

Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise

Build Interactive Data Visualizations with Tableau Public: A Digital Tools Tutorial

Ethics of Journalism

Getting Beyond Stereotypes: Better Disability Journalism

How to Edit Marketing Materials with Savvy and Sense

Spotting the Red Flags: How to Verify Information

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

Build and Monetize Reader Relationships with Parse.ly: A Digital Tools Tutorial

Slimming It Down: Cutting Content for Different Spaces

The Storyteller as an Investigator: How to Turn a Tip into an Investigation

The Art and Science of Editing

The Secret of Making Complicated Facts Easy Reading

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.

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Thank you to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for its support of News University since the site’s founding in 2005.