In-Person Training

  • The Poynter Summer Language Arts Institute (July 2017)

    Seminar
    07/11-07/13
    Apply By: 
    06/07

    Under the direction of Dr. Roy Peter Clark and a team of language arts specialists, you will learn how to teach – in a way that sticks – the competencies your students will need to meet the new standards.

    For the fourth consecutive year, Poynter will conduct this institute in support of Language Arts teachers. Get ready to be treated like professionals. Get ready to be listened to and respected.

  • The Drone Journalism School

    Seminar
    08/18-08/20

    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.

  • TV Power Reporting Academy (2017)

    Seminar
    08/18-09/30
    Apply By: 
    08/04

    Some of the biggest names in local and network television journalism are graduates from the Poynter Institute’s Power Reporting seminar. Our graduates include John Larson, Boyd Huppert, Byron Pitts, Katie Couric, Stuart Watson, Byron Harris and Roberta Baskin. Now, it’s your turn.

    For 18 years, The Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins has led this seminar that is a bedrock for Poynter teaching. You will get feedback on your work, will sharpen your writing and storytelling skills, learn how to enterprise stories and look beyond the obvious, tired ways of covering daily news.

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

    Seminar
    10/15-10/20
    Apply By: 
    07/01

    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.

    This year, the tour will include stops at The Washington Post, USA Today Network, The New York Times and Associated Press. Digital stops include Google’s New York office, Quartz and top digital metric firm Chartbeat. We will also visit the Pew Research Center. We will be looking for the latest revenue-generating products at each stop and for innovation ideas adaptable to smaller journalistic enterprises.

  • Poynter Leadership Academy (October 2017)

    Seminar
    10/15-10/20
    Apply By: 
    09/08

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

    Seminar
    12/03-12/08
    Apply By: 
    08/18

    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.

  • Merchants of Doubt

    Seminar
    03/06

    College and High School Study Guides The Merchants of Doubt study guides, developed by the Poynter Institute in joint collaboration with Participant Media and Omidyar Network, are designed to help citizens develop critical thinking skills that will allow them to sort through confusing messages and distinguish between truth, propaganda, and misinformation.

  • Separate – And Still Unequal

    Seminar
    02/16
    Apply By: 
    02/10

    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)

    Seminar
    03/19-03/24
    Apply By: 
    11/30

    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.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (April 2017)

    Seminar
    04/02-04/07
    Apply By: 
    03/06

    It’s time to let Poynter help you jumpstart your management career.

    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.

    Essential Skills for New Managers will give you both: the tools and confidence to lead and grow a staff of high-performing journalists.