Poynter’s News University has played a large role in my education of journalism and public relations. I’ve used its online courses in almost every one of my public relations classes at SEU and even in High School classes as well.
But News University courses aren’t all that Poynter.org has to offer journalists and public relations writers. As told in their Mission Statement:
“The Poynter Institute is a school dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders. It promotes excellence and integrity in the practice of craft and in the practical leadership of successful businesses. It stands for a journalism that informs citizens and enlightens public discourse. It carries forward Nelson Poynter’s belief in the value of independent journalism in the public interest.”
, Poynter offers all kinds of courses to assist students and professionals alike.
Three of my other favorite offerings include their Media News website,where there are multiple links to stories, blogs and news releases; their MediaWire site where users can find media industry news and commentary and the How To’s section of their website, where users can gain access to quick tips for building journalism skills such as reporting to using Twitter.
As I begin my career in the public relations aspect to marketing, I will continue to utilize many of Poynter’s resources. They just have a great database of updated news information and quick tips for writing as well.