In-Person Training

  • Poynter’s Sensemaking Summit for Journalists: Wisconsin

    Seminar
    10/01
    Apply By: 
    09/26

    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 Madison Marriott West in Madison, Wisconsin, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 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.

  • Poynter Leadership Academy (MACAD-16)

    Seminar
    10/02-10/07
    Apply By: 
    09/23

    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.

  • Covering the Gap: The Impact of Economic Inequality

    Seminar
    10/11-10/13
    Apply By: 
    09/23

    A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute

    Covering the Gap: The Impact of Economic Inequality, an intense 2½ -day seminar, is designed to help journalists and their communities explore the economic roots and impacts of some of our country’s most vexing social problems. Thanks to a grant from the McCormick Foundation, 20 journalists from digital, broadcast and print newsrooms will gather in Chicago this Oct.

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Faculty Spotlight

  • 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!

  • Faculty, Grants Manager

    Wendy Wallace oversees Poynter’s grants and assists with other advancement work for the Poynter Foundation and is a member of the Poynter faculty.

    She was editor of her high school and college newspapers and interned during her college summers at The Washington Post, Milwaukee Journal and St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times). After graduating with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and operations and systems management and an MBA in marketing from Indiana University, she came to work as a reporter for the Times in 1986. At the Times, she covered general assignment, police, schools and business, then worked in circulation marketing, finance and eventually as internal services director, a position similar to marketing director, responsible for creative services, research and event marketing for the newspaper.

    Wendy became the high school program director at Poynter in 2004, organizing workshops for high school students and teaching at high school journalism conventions across the country. Because of her marketing and business background, she began assisting with Poynter’s development work a few years later and now manages a grants portfolio of about $750,000/year. She also helped launch Poynter’s revitalized journalism entrepreneurship program in 2010.

    She earned Certified Journalism Educator teaching certification from the Journalism Education Association in 2010. Wendy is past president of the Indiana University Journalism Alumni Board, served on the advisory committee for the Journeys in Journalism program for the Pinellas County Schools and is on the advisory board for the Center for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State University.