Journalists Learn Via Web 2.0

The Poynter Institute will use a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to help transform journalism education by expanding NewsU, the world’s most successful and innovative journalism e-learning site. Launched in 2005 with a prior Knight Foundation grant, NewsU provides interactive, inexpensive courses to journalists at all levels of experience and in all types of media.

Specifically, NewsU plans to offer new courses to help journalists and others make the transition to a digital world, shift its current content management system to a Web 2.0 platform, deliver course content in multiple languages, and create e-learning modules on news literacy for the general public.

“More than 73,000 participants have enrolled in NewsU courses since its introduction, vastly exceeding initial expectations and making NewsU the top e-learning destination for journalists and others interested in journalism,” says Howard Finberg, director of interactive learning at The Poynter Institute. “We are excited about taking NewsU to the next level and reaching journalists around the world.”

The Poynter Institute will use a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to help transform journalism education by expanding NewsU, the world’s most successful and innovative journalism e-learning site. Launched in 2005 with a prior Knight Foundation grant, NewsU provides interactive, inexpensive courses to journalists at all levels of experience and in all types of media.

Specifically, NewsU plans to offer new courses to help journalists and others make the transition to a digital world, shift its current content management system to a Web 2.0 platform, deliver course content in multiple languages, and create e-learning modules on news literacy for the general public.

“More than 73,000 participants have enrolled in NewsU courses since its introduction, vastly exceeding initial expectations and making NewsU the top e-learning destination for journalists and others interested in journalism,” says Howard Finberg, director of interactive learning at The Poynter Institute. “We are excited about taking NewsU to the next level and reaching journalists around the world.”

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