In-Person Training

  • Poynter’s Sensemaking Summit for Journalists: Florida

    Seminar
    08/13
    Apply By: 
    08/05

    As a journalist, you are bombarded by news releases, scientific studies and political promises. You need help sorting through what is real, what is noise and what is flat-out deception.

    The Poynter Institute is offering a free workshop at our campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, to help you ask key questions that will make your reporting more reliable and make your journalism stand out from others who just report what they read or hear.

  • Deadly Force: A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute

    Seminar
    08/25-08/26
    Apply By: 
    08/05

    The Poynter Institute is offering free focused training for journalists who want to learn how to explore the data involving police and fatal shootings. This intensive two-day workshop in Chicago features top journalists who have covered this story as guest faculty. Participants will also learn how to use databases to sort and make sense of mountains of statistics.

    Participants will also hear from a researcher/journalist with a Stanford University project that is examining 100 million traffic stops across the nation.

  • Poynter’s Sensemaking Summit for Journalists: Ohio

    Seminar
    08/27

    As a journalist, you are bombarded by news releases, scientific studies and political promises. You need help sorting through what is real, what is noise and what is flat-out deception.

    The Poynter Institute is offering a free workshop at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, to help you ask key questions that will make your reporting more reliable and make your journalism stand out from others who just report what they read or hear.

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Faculty Spotlight

  • 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.

  • Vice President and Senior Scholar, Reporting, Writing & Editing Faculty

    Roy Peter Clark has taught writing at the Poynter Institute since 1979. In more than three decades he has served the institute as dean, vice president, senior scholar, and member of the Board of Trustees. Clark has written or edited 18 books on writing and journalism, the most popular and influential being Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. Podcasts of the book have been downloaded more than two million times.

    The New York Times Book Review praised Clark’s book The Glamour of Grammar as “a manual for the 21st century.” His most recent work includes the book Help!