Want to improve your writing skills? Here is a list of websites offering free or fee-based online journalism training for freelancers and other writers.
Freelancers who take a survey from Poynter Institute’s News U. will receive 50 percent off the journalism e-learning program’s new writing webinar series in 2011.
The Online News Association is teaming up with Poynter Institute’s News University to offer four training Webinars for writers interested in updating their skills. The first is a class on semantic Web specifically tailored to journalists and it’s free to ONA members. Non-members pay $29.95. Discover Your Missing Links: The Semantic Web will take place [...]
Most freelancers I know have a print background and little to no training using video to tell stories, myself included. But as the media business goes online, video is showing up on more news and magazine Websites. It seems like a good idea to at least learn the basics of using video to report stories, [...]
WordCount is taking a break this week while I’m on vacation, so I’m rerunning some of WordCount’s most popular posts ever on a variety of topics. Today: Career development for freelancers Freelancers’ strategies for prospering in bad times – Suggestions from established freelancers with a variety of backgrounds and business plans, including tips for maintaining [...]
I’ve written before about online resources that freelancers can use or classes they can take to improve their writing or multimedia skills or learn new ones. One of the biggest sources of online classes is News University, a project of The Poynter Institute funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Since it [...]