The NAA Foundation and NewsU at The Poynter Institute have collaborated on three training courses that are available 24-7, free of charge. All you need is a computer with Internet access.
The most recent of these, "Understanding Media: Process and Principles," is based on a unit from the Foundation's "High Five" curriculum. It's designed to help high school students, college students and the general public to become critical media consumers, and as a result, good citizens.
"Coaching Tomorrow's Journalists" outlines a variety of ways to capture the attention of rookie reporters and shape their training. You'll learn what to say (and what not to say) when offering feedback, and you'll have access to colleagues who share your joys as well as your challenges in working with eager young journalists.
"Targeting New Audiences: Finding Your Niche" puts newspaper professionals on the product development path. You want to create a new publication for a specific audience. But how do you know if a website or a print product would be more successful? This free course helps you get to know your audience.
Access these and other Foundation courses here.