Poynter Celebrates 100th Webinar With Training Event Featuring Entire Poynter Faculty

Feb 01, 2011, 14:33 ET from The Poynter Institute

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Feb. 16, The Poynter Institute's e-learning site, News University, will celebrate its 100th Webinar with a unique training event that brings together the entire Poynter faculty in a single, virtual classroom. The Webinar, "100 Ideas to Make Your Journalism Better," will deliver more than 100 practical tips on writing, design, video, leadership, social media and more from the Poynter experts who know these topics best.

This will be the first time that the full range of Poynter's expertise will be offered at a single training event.

The Webinar will start at 2 p.m. ET and last approximately 100 minutes. The cost is $24.95.  Previous Webinar attendees will receive a discount code that allows them to attend for $10. This offer also will be available to anyone who enrolls through Feb. 10 in any upcoming Webinar or replay of any previous Webinar event.

Since its first Webinar in 2007, NewsU has used this format to deliver training to more than 15,000 participants on diverse topics ranging from digital tools such as Twitter and Facebook, to ethics and credibility, to reporting and writing. Poynter also has tapped the expertise of many visiting presenters for these events to help journalists improve their skills in the digital age.

"We are marking our 100th Webinar by highlighting some of the best ideas from Poynter faculty. The range of topics reflects our range of training expertise. We are excited about sharing our Webinar success with our participants," said Howard Finberg, Poynter's director of interactive learning.

As with all Poynter NewsU Webinars, participants will have a chance to ask questions of the presenters during and after the training.

"100 Ideas to Make Your Journalism Better" (http://www.newsu.org/make-better-journalism) features the following topics and presenters:

  • Rick Edmonds, Business Trends Journalists Need to Know
  • Wendy Wallace, Entrepreneur Lessons
  • Vicki Krueger, Avoiding Mistakes in Your Own Copy
  • Ellyn Angelotti, Social Media Ideas You Might Have Missed
  • Butch Ward, Saving Time So You Can Do Better Journalism
  • Stephen Buckley, Dealing with Difficult Colleagues
  • Kenny Irby, Ideas for Making Better Photo Portraits
  • Bill Mitchell, Using Social Media to Make Money
  • Regina McCombs, Simple Steps to Better Video Editing
  • Casey Frechette, How to Make Better Web Pages
  • Jill Geisler, Understanding Motivation
  • Kelly McBride, Creating Civil Conversations Online
  • Paul Pohlman, Advice for Giving Feedback to Colleagues
  • Aly Colon, Ideas for Finding the Untold Stories
  • Roy Clark, Turn Hard Facts Into Easy Reading
  • Chip Scanlan, Taking Charge of Interviews
  • Sara Quinn, Stronger Visual Presentations
  • Al Tompkins, Shooting Better Video
  • Vanessa Goodrum, Graphics to Convey Information  

This range of topics has made NewsU the ideal training partner for leading journalism associations that want to help their members enhance their skills. NewsU's Webinar partners include the Online News Association, the Society for News Design, the Associated Press Managing Editors and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Members of these groups benefit by getting special promotional rates for Webinar training.

For a complete list of upcoming Webinars, please visit http://www.newsu.org/webinarschedule.

NewsU Webinars are delivered from a dedicated studio made possible by a grant from the Harnisch Foundation.

About Poynter's News University

Poynter's News University (http://www.newsu.org) offers training to journalists, journalism students, teachers and the public through more than 200 interactive e-learning modules and other forms of training. It has more than 170,000 registered users in 225 countries.

The Poynter Institute trains journalism practitioners, media leaders, educators and citizens in the areas of online and multimedia, leadership and management, reporting, writing and editing, TV and radio, ethics and diversity, journalism education and visual journalism. Poynter's Web site, (http://www.poynter.org) is the dominant provider of journalism news, with a focus on business analysis and the opportunities and implications of technology.


Howard Finberg, Director of Interactive Learning

hfinberg@poynter.org, 727-821-9494

Jessica Sandler, Director of Marketing

jsandler@poynter.org, 727-821-9494

SOURCE The Poynter Institute