Temporary instructions (effective 4/8/2021)
Planning to take JOUR 2311 Introduction Multiplatform Reporting and Writing? You’ll first have to earn the Poynter Institute’s Language Primer Certificate. Students who have taken JOUR 1330 Precision Language and passed with a C or higher are exempt and can go directly to the “Registering for JOUR 2311” section at the bottom of this handout.
Registering for the Grammar Test
Go to the Poynter News University link for the Language Primer Certificate (https://www.poynter.org/shop/self-directed-course/language-primer/)
Create an account and register for the class. The cost: $29.95
Work through the assigned modules at your own pace to complete and earn the certificate.
If you have any issues accessing the grammar test or taking the exam, contact Poynter News University directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save a copy of your certificate either as a PDF or as a screenshot.
- Before registering for J2311, email Julie Conrad (email@example.com) your certificate.
Registering for J2311
- Registration for the JOUR 2311 lecture and a JOUR 2311 lab is by permission only via your MyOHIO Student Center.
- The School of Journalism will confirm receipt of your Poynter certificate (or confirm your completion of JOUR 1330) and approve (or deny) all permission requests for JOUR 2311. You will get email confirmation about the status of your request.
- If approved, you will not officially be enrolled in JOUR 2311 until you finalize your class schedule. If you have not finalized your schedule by the indicated deadline, you could lose your seat in the class.