How to get started:
- Click sign up button above to make an account.
- Choose up to three courses – put them in your shopping cart.
- Use promo code 21MVJMember100 at checkout (you might want to copy this code right now before you click the sign up button).
Why this is free:
MVJ has secured more than $20,000 in Poynter Institute online courses for our members to take for free thanks to the generous support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies.
How this is useful:
These courses train you in actionable skills you can put to work immediately. Completing any of these courses also means you receive a certificate from Poynter that you may use to promote your skills on your resume, Linked In, and portfolio site.
Poynter Institute has a treasure trove of training opportunities for journalists of every type. From courses focusing on how to become a better writer to courses on film and broadcast television, Poynter has it all.
What is so great about Poynter:
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a global leader in journalism – a non-profit school widely respected in the news media industry. They carry out research on media and provide world-class training for journalists. Getting certified in these programs is a smart decision for any journalist.
What classes are available:
Newsroom Readiness Certificate: Get ready for your first newsroom job by covering the basics of newsgathering, interviewing, media law, ethics and diversity
A Reporters’ Guide to Getting it Right: Learn how to secure accuracy and fairness in your reporting, well-before your deadline
MediaWise Fact-checking 101: Learn from tools and techniques you can use to fact-check information online and sort fact from fiction across social media platforms
TV News Toolbox for Educators: Bring duPont, Peabody and national Emmy award-winners from local and network news into your classroom with this collection of 38 microlearning activities
The Art of the Interview: How to find and court your story’s characters
Survive and Thrive in Freelance and Remote Work: Improve your effectiveness in your freelance solo act, side hustle or remote work environment