In-Person Training

  • The Effective Editor (WEBC-15)

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    This is a three-day intensive workshop that will help editors at all levels and on all platforms (digital, print, broadcast) sharpen their editing skills for the 21st century newsroom.

    Journalists will learn techniques for sharper line editing, as well as strategies to coach their reporters and help them brainstorm ideas. They will also build up their editing toolkit through sessions on time management, social media tools and ethical decision-making. Every participant will receive one-on-one coaching with a member of Poynter’s faculty.

  • The Poynter Producer Project (PrdPrjct-15)

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    This is Poynter’s essential seminar for TV news producers. We combine the convenience of live online learning with the intensity of in-person learning at Poynter in St. Pete, Florida. We focus on writing, storytelling, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, leadership and social media and online writing. Thanks to a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the tuition is less than $300.

    Making stories work involves more than just teases and live shots.

  • The Media Innovations Tour: Reimagining Revenue Models (TMIT-14)


    Thank you for your interest in the Poynter Media Innovations Tour, which is scheduled for March 8 – March 13, 2015.

    Join Poynter this spring for a comprehensive study tour with leading digital innovators in New York City, Washington, D.C. and the Poynter Institute in Florida. This week-long tour is an exclusive opportunity for an in-depth review of innovative revenue models at cutting-edge media companies in the U.S., with expected stops at organizations such as the Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and Quartz.

In-Person & Online Deadlines

Faculty Spotlight

  • Director, Business Development; Staff Counsel

    Since joining The Poynter Institute in 2007, Ellyn Angelotti has helped Poynter explore the journalistic values and the legal challenges related to new technologies, especially social media. She also has helped create and develop Poynter’s use of interactive teaching tools like online chats and podcasts.

  • 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.