The Poynter Institute will offer a new online journalism course after a $50,000 grant A new online journalism course will be available from the Poynter Institute as a result of a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The Poynter Institute received a $50,000 grant to design a foundational journalism course that will satisfy graduation requirements for various degree programs. The 16-week course is slated to begin next fall at 10 different universities.

"This current grant to Poynter helps us to move the learning to even more university journalism programs." said Susan King, vice president, external affairs and program director. “We could not think of a better partner to help reach America's young journalists than The Poynter Institute, the news industry's most respected center of learning."

The Poynter Institute will be responsible for coordinating relationships with partner colleges and universities, overseeing development of the online platform and working with faculty to ensure the content meets the needs of each school and its students.

According to a 2009 report from the Sloan Consortium, nearly 4.6 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall of 2008. 

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