| The NAA Foundation focuses on Newspaper In Education, newspaper youth content, scholastic journalism and diversity. In this blog, you'll learn about products, programs and resources that emphasize the use of newspapers and other media by young people. You'll also learn about programs and activities that can help news media companies transform their cultures in order to grow business and increase readership and audience.
Training: Free Online Courses From the Foundation and NewsU
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.
Aug 27 2010, 12:45 PM
About Marina Hendricks
Marina Hendricks is manager of the NAA Foundation. She manages Newspaper In Education, youth content and scholastic journalism programs, oversees the development of print and online products, and coordinates the NAA Foundation Web site, www.naafoundation.org. Before joining the Foundation, Marina was a features writer and the teen editor at The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Marshall University.