Never Stop Learning

Whether you’re currently a student or a seasoned professional looking for a few tips or something new, there are a lot of options out there, ranging from online courses to intensive training sessions.

offers online journalism training. cover a broad range of topics, including leadership and management; reporting, writing and editing; broadcast; online; ethics; visual journalism; and journalism education. Many of their courses are free and self-directed. News University is a joint project between the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Poynter Institute.

Speaking of Poynter- if you’d rather attend a “live” course, the has seminars in St. Petersburg, FL, throughout the year covering many of those same topics. Classes are kept small and focused, with both Poynter faculty and working journalists coming in to teach. If you’re free in September, they have a course coming up on

If you can’t make it down to St. Pete, offers courses both online and in various locations across the US- mostly New York and Los Angeles, but they’ll also be hitting DC, San Francisco, and Boston this summer. Many of their seminars are geared towards writers, but they throw a few design and photography courses in there (of course, I’m sure most of us, myself included, could also benefit from sessions such as ) Courses range from 15 minute online sessions, to 8 week Boot Camps.

And finally, if you just need to brush up on your software skills, check out . They have an online training library with tutorials for everything from Final Cut Pro to Blogger. It’s a subscription-based service (you can also purchase cd’s and books), but if you need to learn or refine your skills, and want to work at your own pace, it’s a great place to go.

If you’ve found or been to any other courses or seminars that you think people should know about, leave a comment and let us know!

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