ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has joined forces with The Poynter Institute to provide its members with access to Poynter's most popular journalism training resources. Active members of the association will enjoy discounts to a wide range of webinars, self-directed courses, online group seminars and in-person training from Poynter's distinguished faculty, the industry's brightest minds and most accomplished journalists.
Long established as one of the nation's premier providers of journalism training for working professionals, Poynter is known for its educational programs, designed to hone the skills of the craft for print, broadcast and the web, as well as providing thought leadership in newsroom management, diversity and ethics.
"Our members have told us that training is a priority, as they look for ways to build their skills and be true leaders in our business," said Mike Cavender, executive director of RTDNA. "We're excited to expand our relationship with Poynter and provide more opportunities for professional growth."
"We're honored to work with RTDNA to provide innovative and engaging journalism training for its members," said Poynter President Tim Franklin. "This partnership is a testament to value of professional development at a critical time in the media industry."
More than 20 media companies and journalism organizations have partnered with Poynter in recent months for their training needs. Those partners include Google, Gannett, Gatehouse, Univision, The Associated Press, National Geographic, American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Institute of International Education's Fulbright Scholar program.
RTDNA members can log in to their member portal at the association's website, rtdna.org, to learn more about the courses being made available, and how to apply discounts when they register.
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RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA members include local and network news executives, news directors, producers, reporters, photographers, editors, multimedia journalists and digital news professionals in broadcasting, cable and digital media, as well as journalism educators and students. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA works to protect the rights of electronic journalists in the courts and legislatures throughout the country, promotes ethical standards in the industry, provides members with training and education and honors outstanding work in the profession through the Edward R. Murrow Awards. The Association's members help shape the future of the journalism profession as we protect their interests by advocating on their behalf and lobbying in their interest. We defend the First Amendment, advocate for open government and freedom of information, and promote diversity in newsroom staffing and coverage.
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