Social Media, State of the Media, Election Reporting and More

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Understanding Audiences and Their Behavior Go beyond the traditional ways to measure audience and explore what motivates people to use media. Enroll now Upcoming Webinars Journalists and Social Media: Rights and Responsibilities Build a credible social media platform that will strengthen the relationship with your audience. With Bill Church, executive editor of the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore. This Webinar is part of the 2012 APME Social Media Credibility Series. 2 p.m., Eastern time, March 15 Enroll now Understanding Social Media Tools and Techniques You’ll learn the latest tools and techniques to have a strong and efficient social media presence. This Webinar is part of our Social Media Webinar Series. 2 p.m., Eastern time, March 21 Enroll now State of the News Media 2012

Get the latest on the status and health of American journalism in the The State of the News Media 2012 report. With Tom Rosenstiel, founder and director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. 2 p.m., Eastern time, March 28 Enroll now Illustrating the Story: Comics and Illustrated Journalism An ONAvation Webinar. Use new forms of visual storytelling, including comics and multimedia illustration, to engage audiences. With Erin Polgreen. 2 p.m., Eastern time, April 5 Enroll now Reporting on Religion and Political Candidates Learn best practices to execute solid stories about the faith of political candidates. With Poynter’s Kelly McBride. 2 p.m., Eastern time, April 11 Enroll now Advanced Twitter ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS6 for Journalism Twitter is not just a source of news. Learn how it can be a platform for developing breaking news out loud. With Erica Anderson, a member of Twitter’s content team. This Webinar is part of Poynter’s Social Media Webinar Series. 2 p.m., Eastern time, April 13 Enroll now See our list of upcoming Webinars at Online Group seminars Reporters Without Editors: How to Edit Your Own Writing
Overcome the pitfalls of editing work that you have created and read your writing with fresh eyes to find and fix more errors. April 23-May 11. Apply now Writing Better Headlines & SEO Essentials Practical ways to write better headlines on the Web. May 2-16. Apply now events Sunshine Week Sunshine Week is March 11-17. Celebrate by taking enrolling in the following NewsU courses:

 Connect with Communities Using Government Documents Introduction to Reporting: Beat Basics Newsgathering Law & Liability: A Guide for Reporting Sources, Verification and Credibility See our complete course list at Poynter’s News University is one of the world’s most innovative online journalism training programs ever created. From multimedia techniques to writing and reporting, we’ve got more than 250 courses to help manage your career. As the e-learning home of The Poynter Institute, NewsU extends Poynter’s mission as a school for journalists, future journalists and teachers of journalism. For more information, please visit, For information about Poynter, go to

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