In-Person Training

  • The Poynter Producer Project (PrdPrjct-15)

    Seminar
    03/03-04/07
    Apply By: 
    03/02

    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 Effective Reporter (WRBC-15)

    Seminar
    04/13-04/15
    Apply By: 
    03/27

    This is a 3-day intensive workshop that will help reporters at all levels and on all platforms (digital, print, broadcast) sharpen their reporting and writing skills for the 21st century newsroom.

    Journalists will learn the essential skills of reporting based on data and documents, as well as strategies for effective sourcing and interviewing. Reporters will learn how to tell powerful stories across multiple platforms – using a toolkit that includes generating story ideas, focusing stories and using scenes and characters to enrich their storytelling.

  • The Secrets of Great Enterprise Writing (W401-15)

    Seminar
    05/17-05/22
    Apply By: 
    04/10

    This week-long seminar will give you the reporting and writing skills necessary to ensure that your most compelling stories are not just published — they are read.

    Want to make your most important stories your most compelling reads? We’ll show you how — whether your journalism is investigative or explanatory, a compelling feature story or an exclusive piece of beat reporting. Give Poynter just one week, and you’ll return to work a better reporter, a better writer, a better storyteller.

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Faculty Spotlight

  • 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.

  • 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.