Journalists worldwide can register for this online course.

News University, the Poynter Institute e-learning project, is offering the course “Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise” December 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Whether stories address simple or complex subject matters, news writing needs to be clear and easily understood. Writing often gets muddled, and sources are not always concise. This webinar aims to help both editors and writers cut through clutter and highlight important content.

Course instructor Lisa McLendon will teach participants how to get rid of redundancies, condense prepositional phrases into single modifiers, use stronger verbs and nouns and make complicated sentences clearer.

Registration costs US$29.95.

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