This Thursday: Discounted NewsU Webinar for AAN Members

For the first of several opportunities in 2010, AAN members have the opportunity to participate in an online webinar that addresses the credibility of online news sites. It is directed at editors, as well as anyone who manages user-generated content.

Through a partnership with Poynter’s News University, the first 25 AAN registrants for this webinar will get a special rate of $15 (the seminar’s “retail” cost is $27.95).

“News Site Credibility: Whom Do Readers Trust?” will examine the following aspects of online news sites:

  • How much readers trust news and opinion content
  • The level of trust readers assign to user-generated content
  • What content online readers find more credible
  • Whether the credibility of the print brand transfers to the website

The webinar will be run by Chris Cobler, editor of the Victoria (Texas) Advocate, and is part of the Online Journalism Credibility Series, developed in partnership with Associated Press Managing Editors (APME). The webinars are the outcomes of projects by six newsrooms as part of APME’s Online Credibility Project and funded by grants from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and APME Foundation. The series is also developed with the support of the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA).

To access the AAN-member only code, click here.

To learn more about and register for the webinar, click here.

AAN’s collaboration with News University is part of the AAN Editorial Committee’s long-range plans to make affordable online training available to its members. If there is particular training you’d like to see, please contact Editorial Chair Julia Goldberg at editor (at)