News University

For this semester’s public relations and journalism courses that I’m teaching for Southeastern University, I am again augmenting my own content and our textbooks with several courses offered by Poynter’s NewsU.

First, create a free account at NewsU. (NOTE: When you enroll in NewsU, the form will ask you for a course code. We do not have a code for your course, so just leave it blank.) Then come back to this blog post.

Next, it’s smart to enroll in all the courses you will need for the semester.  It will make your life easier later on. To enroll, first click on the name of the course(s) below, then click on  Enroll Now under Course Overview.

COMM 2322: Public Relations Applications

COMM 4333: Writing for Public Relations & Advertising

COMM 3333: Journalism

When you have finished with each course, you will need to do two things to earn credit for finishing the course:

  1. Complete the NewsU Course Completion Form.
  2. Send me your Course Report to my Southeastern University e-mail address. The short screencast below shows you now.  Have the report come to my university e-mail address. (NOTE: This screencast was recorded earlier this year, so some of the dates are old, though the process remains the same.)

I’ve created this short screencast to walk you through the process.

For some courses, you’ll blog about what you learned as a Topic of the Week. For the ones that are not required as TOWs, you can choose to have them be PR Connections, if you wish.

[NOTE: In order to get credit for completing the a NewsU Course, you need to complete the course, fill out the form & send me the course report — by Saturday midnight during the week it’s assigned.]



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3 Responses to News University: A Rich & Cost-Effective Resource for Journalists & PR Writers

  1. […] Language of the Image on NEWSU was my favorite NEWSU so far. I really enjoy photography so it was very interesting to see what type of photos captured […]

  2. The video was a big help! Thank you!

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