In-Person Training

  • TV Power Reporting Academy (2017)

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    I think that my attending this workshop will help my newsroom as a whole. For one thing, it gives me a bit more gravitas. Everyone was eager to hear what I’d learned, and when I suggested to my boss a different way of handling a story (by trying to find people affected by the issue instead of just getting a quote from an official), he agreed, even tho it will take longer. So, WIN!”

    Some of the biggest names in local and network television journalism are graduates from the Poynter Institute’s Power Reporting seminar.

  • Poynter Leadership Academy (October 2017)

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    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.

  • Poynter 2017 Innovation Tour: Inside America’s Leading News Organizations

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    Join Poynter’s media business analyst Rick Edmonds for the third edition of Poynter’s annual innovation tour to Washington and New York from Oct. 15-20.

  • The Power of Diverse Voices: The Poynter Minority Writers Workshop

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    Opinion writing plays a vital role in explanatory, features and watchdog journalism, and is important in a thriving democracy. This four-day seminar, funded by the Association of Opinion Journalists, will foster the diversity of voices necessary in the profession and train the next generation of opinion writers from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

  • The Drone Journalism School


    We have one drone workshop left in our series of four workshops. Plenty of seats remain.

    Drones can give your audience a unique understanding of the scale and scope of a story. Join Poynter and our partners at one of these intensive hands-on workshops designed to prepare you and your newsroom for telling unique stories with unmanned aerial systems.

    In three days, we will show you all you need to know about the basic skills and prepare you to study for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 drone pilot’s certificate.

  • Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media (December 2017)

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    The Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, taking place the week of Dec. 3, 2017, at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train journalists of color working in digital media.

    The interactive, week-long academy will focus on critical leadership skills journalists of color face on the path to leadership in digital journalism and technology.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (Illinois)

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    Are you a newsroom manager with responsibility for a staff and its work?

    Do you feel the need for help?

    Maybe you’re an inexperienced manager just starting your new role. Or maybe you’ve got managerial experience but have had little training. In either case, you could use some tools — and a hefty dose of confidence.

    Poynter can provide the help you’re looking for. Essential Skills for New Managers will give you the tools and confidence to lead and grow a staff of high-performing journalists.

  • Covering the Issues Ahead in Trump’s Second Year

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    In this free workshop at Vanderbilt University, we will help journalists look beyond politics toward issues that are likely to affect nearly every community. We will equip you with knowledge and awareness to cover some of the most pressing issues that are likely to emerge in 2018. Click here to apply today.

    The Affordable Health Care Act: Identify what is not working and what could be done to fix those problems.

  • Separate – And Still Unequal

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    A Day of Learning & Dialogue on the Future of Public Schools

    Offered in partnership with the Education Writers Association

    We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

    It has been more than 60 years since the Supreme Court of the United States offered this opinion: “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”

    Does anyone in America still believe that is true? What is the evidence in your home town?

  • Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media (March 2017)

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    We are no longer accepting applications for this program. The 2017 class will be announced in January.

    Now in its third year, the Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media is returning to Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, the week of March 19-24, 2017.

    This transformative program, open to 28 participants, focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of digital media leadership.