Making connections: At Poynter or on the road

Bill Mitchell, entrepreneurial and international programs, works with students at Hong Kong Baptist University. Regina McCombs / The Poynter Institute

Poynter is available for custom programming at your site or ours. For more information about faculty availability, session topics and rates, please contact us at

In-Person Seminars at Poynter

Poynter seminars typically bring together 16 to 20 journalists, educators and others with Poynter faculty and the industry’s most accomplished journalists for several days of intensive learning on our campus. We emphasize a hands-on, interactive approach that involves you in your own learning and sends you home with tools that immediately will benefit your work.


What’s the hot topic in journalism today? Chances are, Poynter will discuss it in a two- or three-day conference, large and small, at our St. Petersburg campus. Recent conferences focused on the future of e-readers; where the advertising dollars will come from after the recession; and how to find and use new (and free!) tools for improving your coverage of government. For more information, contact us at

In Your Newsroom

Poynter faculty travel to news organizations to train groups or whole departments on subjects ranging from managing change to using the latest multimedia tools to improve your storytelling. Sessions typically last a day or two, and Poynter customizes the training so your staff can put their new skills to work immediately. For more information, contact us at

On the College Campus

With the world of journalism changing every day, your students benefit from Poynter’s connections with the organizations and individuals who produce premier journalism each day. Poynter faculty help students connect their journalism educations with the demands of news organizations and their audiences—and help them master the tools to thrive in that world. For more information on possible partnerships with your university or workshops, contact us at

Outside the U.S.

Poynter faculty travel to newsrooms, classrooms and conference centers around the world to help journalists improve their skills and understanding of new tools. No matter their language, culture or relationship with the government, journalists benefit from up-close Poynter training in subjects ranging from reporting and writing to managing in changing times to producing compelling stories with multimedia. For more information, contact us at