In-Person Training

  • SciFacts: Fact-Checking Claims About Science

    Seminar
    06/16
    Apply By: 
    06/01

    We are bombarded by news releases, scientific studies and an evolving hierarchy of sources. How do you sort through what is real, what is noise and what is flat-out deception?

    Poynter will host a free one-day workshop to discuss the key challenges of reporting the facts about science at our campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Friday, June 16.

  • Florida Ethnic Media Conference (June 2017)

    Seminar
    06/08-06/09
    Apply By: 
    05/26

    The challenges facing the news industry are particularly difficult for publications serving local African-American and Hispanic communities, given their smaller scale and orientation to print.

    Building on other Poynter work locally and with the National Newspaper Publishers Association, together with several national experts, Poynter and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg are sponsoring a conference for Florida ethnic media.

  • High School Journalism Program (June 2017)

    Seminar
    06/12-06/16
    Apply By: 
    05/28

    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.

In-Person & Online Deadlines

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Faculty Spotlight

  • Senior Faculty

    Butch Ward is senior faculty and former managing director at The Poynter Institute, where he teaches leadership, editing, reporting and writing.

    He worked for 27 years in newspapers, at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore News American, and was managing editor in both newsrooms. Before joining Poynter in 2005, he spent three years being covered by journalists as vice president for corporate and public affairs at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.

  • Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online

    Al Tompkins is The Poynter Institute’s senior faculty for broadcasting and online. For almost 10 years, thousands of people a day read his online journalism story idea column “Al’s Morning Meeting” on Poynter.org.