Language, Math and News Literacy Certificate

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Language, Math and News Literacy Certificate

This new triple certificate from Poynter will ensure you have mastered fundamental skills needed to pursue a career in communications.

Overview

  • Students, prove your proficiency in the fundamentals of language, math, fact-checking and news literacy.
  • Educators, assign this certificate bundle in your course or use as a prerequisite.
  • Participants can take this course at their own pace, on their own time, wherever they are.
  • The course should take 10-12 hours to complete.
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$89.95 $64.95

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Learning Outcomes

Students in this course will learn how to:

  • Overcome common grammatical, punctuation and writing mistakes
  • Strengthen their writing skills around sentence structure, contractions, possessive pronouns and plural words
  • Articulate the correct usage around commas, clauses and pronouns
  • Comprehend concepts from correlations to percentages to rate calculations
  • Write about polling numbers and common governmental data
  • Articulate the basics of fact-checking and digital media literacy
Sale!

$89.95 $64.95

Overview

  • Students, prove your proficiency in the fundamentals of language, math, fact-checking and news literacy.
  • Educators, assign this certificate bundle in your course or use as a prerequisite.
  • Participants can take this course at their own pace, on their own time, wherever they are.
  • The course should take 10-12 hours to complete.

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Check out our custom training.

The Language, Math and News Literacy Certificate is exactly what it promises: a rigorous assessment-based course that focuses on three areas key to a career in today’s communications job market: language, mathematics and news literacy.

In the first section, adapted from our Language Primer Certificate, students will explore grammar, punctuation and word use, exploring why the fundamentals matter and what you need to know to succeed as a writer. The second section, adapted from our Math for Journalists Certificate, focuses solely on math, helping you confront numbers head-on and write about them accurately, ethically and elegantly. In the last section, adapted from our MediaWise Fact-Checking 101 course, you’ll learn the basics of misinformation, how to quickly fact-check suspicious posts, and how to identify even the sneakiest of online ads.

Each section includes an assessment that will rate your comprehension of the lessons, and includes multiple quizzes and drills along the way to help with retention. The self-directed course should take 10-12 hours to complete, and all successful participants will receive a final certificate proving proficiency.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@newsu.org.

This certificate can be done at your own pace on your own schedule. It will take approximately 9-12 hours to complete.

Who should enroll

This course is for anyone who strives to build a strong foundation for a career in communications. It was designed with college students and professors in mind.

Cost

The value of this three-certificate bundle is $89.95, but Poynter is pleased to offer it at the affordable rate of $64.95.

Instructors

Instructors

  • Pamela Hogle
    Freelance writer and editor
    Pamela Hogle is a freelance writer and editor. She holds master’s degrees in journalism and canine studies. Pam has taught editing at USFSP and worked...
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  • Roy Peter Clark
    Senior Scholar, Poynter
    Roy Peter Clark is a writer, editor and teacher of writing who has become a writing coach to an international community of students, journalists and...
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  • Merrill Perlman
    Instructor
    Merrill Perlman is a consultant who works with news organizations, private companies and students, specializing in helping people communicate better through more effective writing and...
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  • Alex Mahadevan
    Senior Multimedia Reporter, MediaWise
    Alex Mahadevan is senior multimedia reporter with the MediaWise project. He most recently worked as a data journalist at the personal finance startup The Penny...
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  • Heaven Taylor-Wynn
    Multimedia Reporter, MediaWise Project
    Heaven Taylor-Wynn is a digital journalist who joined MediaWise in 2019 shortly after graduating from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. The...
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  • Alexa Volland
    Multimedia Reporter, MediaWise
    Alexa Volland is a multimedia reporter with the MediaWise project. Before joining Poynter, she was the web editor for the Tampa Bay Times' high school...
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