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Reporting, Writing and Editing

Separate – And Still Unequal

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A Day of Learning & Dialogue on the Future of Public Schools

Offered in partnership with the Education Writers Association

We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

It has been more than 60 years since the Supreme Court of the United States offered this opinion: “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”

Does anyone in America still believe that is true? What is the evidence in your home town?

Poynter Leadership Academy (October 2017)

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Here’s a fact: Each October, managers destined to play major leadership roles in their newsrooms come from all over the world to Poynter. Why?

To become the leaders they aspire to be.

Leadership Academy is Poynter’s premier seminar for high-potential managers.

TV Power Reporting Academy (2017)

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Some of the biggest names in local and network television journalism are graduates from the Poynter Institute’s Power Reporting seminar. Our graduates include John Larson, Boyd Huppert, Byron Pitts, Katie Couric, Stuart Watson, Byron Harris and Roberta Baskin. Now, it’s your turn.

For 18 years, The Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins has led this seminar that is a bedrock for Poynter teaching. You will get feedback on your work, will sharpen your writing and storytelling skills, learn how to enterprise stories and look beyond the obvious, tired ways of covering daily news.

Poynter Summit on Reporting and Editing (May 2017)



In a 24/7 news cycle, how do you cut through the noise and tell stories that connect with your audience?

Break out of your routine with the Reporting and Editing Summit. Our lineup of award-winning journalists and expert teachers will show you how digital approaches and storytelling tools can transform your work—whether it’s a daily story or a major project.

Two tracks will help you dig deeper: beat/enterprise reporting and editing.

High School Journalism Program (June 2017)

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The deadline has been extended to May 28 at 5 p.m. This is the final deadline to apply. Plenty of seats still remain.

Learn journalism from the pros. Come to Poynter this summer.

Be one of a select group of high school students in the Tampa Bay area selected to participate in this prestigious, intensive program. This one-week workshop for high school students will improve your writing, teach you new ways to use social media and digital storytelling tools, and hone your understanding of journalism’s role in a democracy.

The Poynter Summer Language Arts Institute (July 2017)

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Under the direction of Dr. Roy Peter Clark and a team of language arts specialists, you will learn how to teach – in a way that sticks – the competencies your students will need to meet the new standards.

For the fourth consecutive year, Poynter will conduct this institute in support of Language Arts teachers. Get ready to be treated like professionals. Get ready to be listened to and respected.

Teachapalooza VII (June 2017)

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5/30/17: Registration is now closed. Please email us at seminars@poynter.org with any questions.

Teachapalooza is the place to catch up, power up and re-ignite your passion for teaching. Join us June 2-4, 2017, at the Poynter campus in St. Petersburg, Fla., for three fast-paced days of relevant, cut-to-the-chase learning for journalism educators.

Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media (March 2017)

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We are no longer accepting applications for this program. The 2017 class will be announced in January.

Now in its third year, the Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media is returning to Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, the week of March 19-24, 2017.

This transformative program, open to 28 participants, focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of digital media leadership.