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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

Our catalog

  • All
  • Broadcast
  • Core Skill
  • Editing
  • Investigative
  • Leadership
  • Media Law
  • Reporting
  • Tech & Tools
  • Visual Journalism
  • Writing

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)

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.