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The New York Times Knowledge Network Debuts Online Course in Citizen Journalism

Register Today For Hyperlocal Blogging at NYTimes.com/knownow.

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2010 – Beginning October 12 through November 8, The New York Times Knowledge Network will feature the course Citizen Journalism: Hyperlocal Blogging with Deputy Metropolitan Editor Mary Ann Giordano.  The New York Times Knowledge Network offers an array of distinctive online education opportunities including Certificate Programs, For-credit courses, Continuing Education courses and New York Times Programs of Study.

For those who want to start a blog to serve the news and information needs of their community, Citizen Journalism: Hyperlocal Blogging will offer all the basics.  Course participants will learn how to:

  • Find and present information;
  • Check facts and preserve fairness in coverage;
  • Target and develop an audience;
  • Get their blog noticed and the community involved.

Citizen Journalism: Hyperlocal Blogging is one of many writing courses offered in the new Programs of Study series.  Each course is a four-week module, and students can select any number of these courses, taken individually or as a sequence.  Writing program topics include:

To register for Citizen Journalism: Hyperlocal Blogging and for a full list of programs, please visit www.nytimes.com/knownow.  Registration closes October 11. There is a special rate of $99 for ADP campuses.

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The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2009 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com.  The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

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