Choose the Newsroom Bundle (best value!) for access to all courses ($199), or select individual courses ($49) each.
Gain access to all courses of over 170 instructional videos, along with handouts and activities for select classes for one year. New videos and materials added throughout your annual subscription will be FREE. Use in your classroom or for any personal growth as a student journalist.
This course is designed to manage online news staffs, workflows and websites. You will learn how to define the purpose of your site, think through the organization of your staff, content generation and publishing tips, and gain an overall understanding of how the set up, manage and maintain your student news site. Bonus tips on mobile apps to use, tools to develop web skills and insights on how to make your site better.
We are offering 9 free mini-lessons for students and advisers. Each is around 15 minutes long and have either a handout to go along with or "next step" instructions within the video themselves. Enjoy these bonus materials presented by our friends at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Drake University.
The goal of this course is to help you build an organized and efficient journalism program at your school and share some tips to help you succeed.
Whether you’re new to photography completely, looking to take your skills to a more advanced level or eager to understand why some shots turn out better than others, this class will meet your basic photography needs. We've combined the essentials with materials for the advanced photographer ready to push to more complex compositional storytelling.
Whether you’re new to designing pages or want to take your skills to the next level, this course is for you. All levels of designers from any print publication type will benefit from learning the concepts and design principles while gaining practice with the premiere desktop publishing program Adobe offers. This course will include both the basics of InDesign as well as more advanced tools to make your job on staff a bit easier.
The Editorial Leadership classes will reinvent the way you see your digital newsroom and yourself as a leader in it. Students will learn how to run that growing and changing digital newsroom. Plug into this editor/leader development track and gain skills to manage today’s digital newsroom with exposure to new tools that will help infuse the news and information into coverage and workflow.
This class taught by Drake University Associate Professor Chris Snider will introduce you to the tools and skills needed to record, edit and launch your podcast.
Social media has connected the world, but recent changes have emphasized connections between people and not brands. How do you use social media to grow and extend your reach as a high school publication? This workshop will give you a winning strategy for doing social media well.
Looking to get a strong foundation of journalistic writing and a chance to take your skills to the next level? We combine both essential storytelling tools and methods to pushing your writing from articles to stories to a major narrative project. You'll find it all here in our combined writing course for essentials and advanced techniques.
You will learn basic techniques of video storytelling, then go into the field to gather a story of your own. Whether you shoot with your school's camera equipment or your own mobile device, you will shoot, write, edit, export, post and share your work. The pace will be fast, with plenty of challenges along the way, but you will be a better storyteller when the work is done.