Monday, August 21, 2006

Free online training -- worth a look

Marvelous, mostly free, online training is offered for reporters and editors at NewsU (

News University is operated as a partnership between the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

The free courses are designed to take just one to two hours and, if you don't have the time to complete a course during one sitting, you can return to the lesson at your leisure.

Examples of the free courses offered:
. Beat Basics and Beyond
. Cleaning your Copy
. Color in News Design
. Get Me Rewrite: The Craft of Revision
. News Sense; The Building Blocks of News
. On the Beat: Covering Cops and Crime


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