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Free Online Writing and Journalism Classes

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About University (u.about.com) – A variety of courses on subjects such as writing query letters, freelancing, and writing e-books.

News University (www.newsu.org) - “A project of The Poynter Institute for Media Studies funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, NewsU is committed to providing interactive, inexpensive courses that appeal to journalists at all levels of experience and in all types of media.”

Steve Barne’s Online Writing Class (lifewrite.com/html/class.htm) - “What follows is, in slightly modified form, the complete text of the 9-week writing class I've taught for years at UCLA. To my knowledge it is the only completely free program of its depth and scope available on the WWW. I would suggest that you download it all, and take the lessons one week at a time, writing your butts off. The information is dense and very, very real. Time-tested and true.”

Storymind (storymind.com/channels/writerschannel/) – “Free online writing classes presented in Real Player format.” You can listen to single lessons for free but must pay to purchase the entire program.

Writing.com www.writing.com) – “An online introductory writing class for all levels of writers -- from beginning to advanced. The class includes individual and group chats, and individual and group exercises. Students are given the chance to critique the writing exercises posted to the group.”

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