Tuesday, June 5, 2007

NewsU - On-line Courses, Some Free

In case any of you don’t check the discussion boards as Associated Content (or don’t write there) I wanted to draw attention to the link to NewsU. They have free courses for registered users on a lovely pile of journalism and writing topics. I registered today and immediately ran across two courses I will likely go through this weekend when I can focus.

I’m excited to find another resource, especially one that keeps a syllabus of the courses you have taken. I can’t help but think that taking these courses (and having proof) would be a boon to your resume when writing proposals for freelance jobs. Even simply adding a sentence like, “I have taken a course in headline writing from Jane Smith and one on copyediting and proofreading with Bob Jones,” can add a bit of cachet to your curriculum vitae.