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Media Now - TERMS OF USE
Last updated November 17, 2020


These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and Media Now, LLC, doing business as Media Now (“we”, “us”, or “our”), concerning your access to and use of the http://www.my.medianow.press website as well as any other media form, media channel, mobile website or mobile application related, linked, or otherwise connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). You agree that by accessing the Site, you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by all of these Terms of Use. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS OF USE, THEN YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM USING THE SITE AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE IMMEDIATELY.

Supplemental terms and conditions or documents that may be posted on the Site from time to time are hereby expressly incorporated herein by reference. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to make changes or modifications to these Terms of Use at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last updated” date of these Terms of Use, and you waive any right to receive specific notice of each such change. It is your responsibility to periodically review these Terms of Use to stay informed of updates. You will be subject to, and will be deemed to have been made aware of and to have accepted, the changes in any revised Terms of Use by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Terms of Use are posted.

The information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Accordingly, those persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.


Unless otherwise indicated, the Site is our proprietary property and all source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics on the Site (collectively, the “Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein (the “Marks”) are owned or controlled by us or licensed to us, and are protected by copyright and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws of the United States, international copyright laws, and international conventions. The Content and the Marks are provided on the Site “AS IS” for your information and personal use only. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site and no Content or Marks may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without our express prior written permission.

Provided that you are eligible to use the Site, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Site and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in and to the Site, the Content and the Marks.


By using the Site, you represent and warrant that: (1) all registration information you submit will be true, accurate, current, and complete; (2) you will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly update such registration information as necessary; (3) you have the legal capacity and you agree to comply with these Terms of Use; (4) you are not a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside; (5) you will not access the Site through automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script, or otherwise; (6) you will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; and (7) your use of the Site will not violate any applicable law or regulation.

If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).


You may be required to register with the Site. You agree to keep your password confidential and will be responsible for all use of your account and password. We reserve the right to remove, reclaim, or change a username you select if we determine, in our sole discretion, that such username is inappropriate, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.




You may not access or use the Site for any purpose other than that for which we make the Site available. The Site may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.


As a user of the Site, you agree not to:

  1. Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.
  2. Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as user passwords.
  3. Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site and/or the Content contained therein.
  4. Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.
  5. Use any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.
  6. Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct.
  7. Use the Site in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.
  8. Use the Site to advertise or offer to sell goods and services.
  9. Engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site.
  10. Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Site or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Site.
  11. Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
  12. Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.
  13. Attempt to impersonate another user or person or use the username of another user.
  14. Sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
  15. Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware” or “passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”).
  16. Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Site or the networks or services connected to the Site.
  17. Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Site to you.
  18. Attempt to bypass any measures of the Site designed to prevent or restrict access to the Site, or any portion of the Site.
  19. Copy or adapt the Site’s software, including but not limited to Flash, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, or other code.
  20. Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site.
  21. Except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage, use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without limitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the Site, or using or launching any unauthorized script or other software.
  22. Use a buying agent or purchasing agent to make purchases on the Site.
  23. Make any unauthorized use of the Site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false pretenses.
  24. Use the Site as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Site and/or the Content for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.
  25. Share any Media Now copyrighted content or login capabilities with anyone other than students who attend your school.


The Site does not offer users to submit or post content. We may provide you with the opportunity to create, submit, post, display, transmit, perform, publish, distribute, or broadcast content and materials to us or on the Site, including but not limited to text, writings, video, audio, photographs, graphics, comments, suggestions, or personal information or other material (collectively, "Contributions"). Contributions may be viewable by other users of the Site and through third-party websites. As such, any Contributions you transmit may be treated in accordance with the Site Privacy Policy. 


We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to: (1) monitor the Site for violations of these Terms of Use; (2) take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the law or these Terms of Use, including without limitation, reporting such user to law enforcement authorities; (3) in our sole discretion and without limitation, refuse, restrict access to, limit the availability of, or disable (to the extent technologically feasible) any of your Contributions or any portion thereof; (4) in our sole discretion and without limitation, notice, or liability, to remove from the Site or otherwise disable all files and content that are excessive in size or are in any way burdensome to our systems; and (5) otherwise manage the Site in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Site.


We care about data privacy and security. Please review our Privacy Policy: http://my.medianow.press/privacy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use. Please be advised the Site is hosted in the United States. If you access the Site from any other region of the world with laws or other requirements governing personal data collection, use, or disclosure that differ from applicable laws in the United States, then through your continued use of the Site, you are transferring your data to the United States, and you agree to have your data transferred to and processed in the United States.



If we terminate or suspend your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party. In addition to terminating or suspending your account, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.


We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the contents of the Site at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion without notice. However, we have no obligation to update any information on our Site. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of the Site without notice at any time. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, price change, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site.  

We cannot guarantee the Site will be available at all times. We may experience hardware, software, or other problems or need to perform maintenance related to the Site, resulting in interruptions, delays, or errors. We reserve the right to change, revise, update, suspend, discontinue, or otherwise modify the Site at any time or for any reason without notice to you. You agree that we have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused by your inability to access or use the Site during any downtime or discontinuance of the Site. Nothing in these Terms of Use will be construed to obligate us to maintain and support the Site or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases in connection therewith.


These Terms of Use and your use of the Site are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of Missouri, without regard to its conflict of law principles.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our subsidiaries, affiliates, and all of our respective officers, agents, partners, and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (1) use of the Site; (2) breach of these Terms of Use; (3) any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use; (4) your violation of the rights of a third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights; or (5) any overt harmful act toward any other user of the Site with whom you connected via the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate, at your expense, with our defense of such claims. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding which is subject to this indemnification upon becoming aware of it.


We will maintain certain data that you transmit to the Site for the purpose of managing the performance of the Site, as well as data relating to your use of the Site. Although we perform regular routine backups of data, you are solely responsible for all data that you transmit or that relates to any activity you have undertaken using the Site. You agree that we shall have no liability to you for any loss or corruption of any such data, and you hereby waive any right of action against us arising from any such loss or corruption of such data.


Visiting the Site, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES, CONTRACTS, ORDERS, AND OTHER RECORDS, AND TO ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES, POLICIES, AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS INITIATED OR COMPLETED BY US OR VIA THE SITE. You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means. 


These Terms of Use and any policies or operating rules posted by us on the Site or in respect to the Site constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms of Use operate to the fullest extent permissible by law. We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations to others at any time. We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, delay, or failure to act caused by any cause beyond our reasonable control. If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms of Use is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Use and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. There is no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship created between you and us as a result of these Terms of Use or use of the Site. You agree that these Terms of Use will not be construed against us by virtue of having drafted them. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms of Use and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute these Terms of Use.


In order to resolve a complaint regarding the Site or to receive further information regarding use of the Site, please contact us at: 


Media Now, LLC
815 North Second Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301
United States

Phone: (314-252-8816)
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Instructor: Aaron Manfull

With Additional Videos By: Jack Kennedy, Jeff Browne and Jena Pae

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  • Introductory Journalism: An 18-Week Course Map
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Writing Essentials and Advanced

Instructor: Jack Kennedy

With Additional Videos By:
Jim Streisel, Erica Smith, Jeff Browne, Susan Massey

  • What is journalism and what is news?
  • How to make ethical choices about your reporting
  • Reporting begins with being a curious observer
  • How to become a more effective interviewer
  • How to become expert enough to provide readers with real insight
  • How to get your stories off to a great start
  • Explore two classic structures for your news writing
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  • The Pitch
  • Ethical Dilemmas to Think About
  • Narrative Writing
  • Themes Connect Us
  • Go Deeper
  • Editing and Proofing
  • Staff Editorials and Leadership
  • The Personal Commentary
  • Sports Writing
  • Journalism's 10 Deadly (Editing) Sins
  • How to write great headlines
  • Whom do I trust? Evaluating Sources
  • Fact Checking
  • Sports Reporting During Pandemics (And Other Slow Times)
  • How to get good quotes from media-savvy athletes
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews
  • AP Sports Style Tips


Instructor: Sarah Nichols

With Additional Videos By:
Jim Streisel, Resa Troyer

  • An introduction to design: It’s a process
  • Principles of design
  • Grids, structure and alignment
  • Elements of design
  • Typography: Style, case, alignment, spacing
  • Designing with color
  • Content-driven design
  • Design trends
  • Adobe Photoshop: Basic color correction
  • Adobe Photoshop: Color modes
  • Adobe InDesign: A few simple tips & tricks
  • Adobe Illustrator: A beginner’s guide
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Photography Essentials and Advanced

Instructors: Sarah Nichols and Kelsey Kremer

With Additional Videos By:
Jim Streisel and Vanelli

  • What makes a great photo?
  • Camera handling
  • You’re in control: Light, background, rule of thirds
  • Know your gear
  • Practice: One object, 20 shots
  • Photo composition techniques
  • Three angles: High, low, normal eye view
  • Three distances: Close, medium, wide
  • ISO: Sensitivity to light
  • Understanding shutter speed
  • Adjusting aperture: What’s an f-stop?
  • Basic color correction in Adobe Photoshop
  • Cropping, file size and resolution in Adobe Photoshop
  • Social media photography
  • Composition and camera settings refresher
  • Making photos with your phone
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  • The photo story: Telling stories with multiple photos
  • Using light and shadow in photography
  • Making portraits
  • How to shoot sports
  • Writing good photo captions
  • The basics of video storytelling
  • Preparing photos for publication
  • Designing a photo essay
  • Photo sequencing: The 5 shot rule
  • Capturing great action sports photos
  • Capturing Great Sports Portraits

Editorial Leadership

Instructor: Aaron Manfull

With Additional Videos By:
Jeff Browne, Susan Massey and Jena Pae

  • Get to know each other
  • Understand the Qualities Between Good and Bad Leaders
  • Create Job Descriptions
  • Utilize a Variety of Resources
  • My Vision Statement
  • Create/Update/Know Your Staff's Editorial Policy
  • Keep Organized By Creating Monthly Staff Calendars
  • Make Sure You Are Organized
  • Recognize Your Team
  • Generate Strong Story Ideas
  • Know How To Set Goals
  • 10 Leadership Tips From An Editor
  • Fact Checking
  • Public Information 101
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews
  • An Overview To Using Slack for Staff Communication


Instructor: Chris Snider

With Additional Videos By:
Jeff Browne and Susan Massey

  • Intro to Class and Podcasting
  • Find your Podcast Voice
  • Writing for the Ear
  • Podcasting Equipment and Apps
  • Telling Stories With Sound
  • Finding Music and Sound Effects
  • Editing in Adobe Audition
  • Editing in Audacity
  • Planning Your Podcast
  • Planning Your Studio
  • Analyze a Podcast
  • Planning Your First Episode
  • Record a Podcast
  • Sports Reporting During Pandemics (And Other Slow Times)
  • How to get good quotes from media-savvy athletes
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews

Social Media

Instructor: Chris Snider

With Additional Videos By:
Susan Massey

  • Intro to the class
  • Know your brand
  • Know your social media audience
  • Create social media content for one person
  • Know your social networks
  • How social media algorithms work
  • Social media audits
  • Social media trends
  • Creating native social media content
  • Writing better social media content
  • Creating a social media strategy
  • Creating a social media calendar
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews

Video Storytelling

Instructor: Cristina Fletes

With Additional Videos By: 
Susan Massey

  • What is the greatest story commandment? Thou shalt make me care.
  • Finding the universal element in storytelling
  • The two basic building blocks of storytelling: anecdote + reflection
  • The basics of video: A-roll, B-roll and X-roll
  • The basics of video: Building sequences and understanding match action
  • The basics of video: Types of camera movement
  • The basics of video: Elements of composition
  • The basics of getting and filming a great interview
  • Making your own video
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews


Instructor: Alyssa Moses

With Additional Videos By: 
Jeff Browne and Susan Massey

  • Looking Back
  • Theme Intro
  • Theme Continued
  • Picking Your Phrase
  • One Journey
  • Presentations
  • Visual/Verbal Unity
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Coverage
  • Coverage Styles
  • Where Coverage Belongs
  • Theme Copy
  • Theme Copy Continued
  • The Lair Journey
  • Sports Reporting During Pandemics (And Other Slow Times)
  • How to get good quotes from media-savvy athletes
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews
  • AP Sports Style Tips
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