In-Person Training

  • The Poynter Summer Language Arts Institute

    Seminar
    07/13-07/15
    Apply By: 
    05/16

    For public, private and home-school teachers

    Presented by The Poynter Institute
    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 third 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.

  • TV Power Reporting Academy

    Seminar
    08/29-10/04
    Apply By: 
    08/07

    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 17 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.

  • Leadership for Broadcast Executive Producers

    Seminar
    09/18-09/21
    Apply By: 
    08/15

    Become smarter and more strategic in the way you lead your newsroom and the people in it. This three-day seminar will help you learn how to improve your newscasts, create a culture of innovation and work seamlessly with other departments. You’ll leave Poynter with practical and creative ideas to share with your colleagues.

  • Poynter Leadership Academy

    Seminar
    10/02-10/07
    Apply By: 
    08/29

    Leadership Academy is Poynter’s premier seminar for managers destined to play major leadership roles in their organizations. This highly-interactive five-day seminar offers participants the chance to refine their leadership styles, update their understanding of management and media trends and tools, and receive the personal coaching necessary to accelerate their effectiveness as leaders.

    Here’s a fact: Each October, managers in newsrooms all over the world come to Poynter to learn how to be better leaders.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (M406b-16)

    Seminar
    10/16-10/21
    Apply By: 
    09/05

    Jumpstart your management career with this Poynter seminar, and get the skills and tools you need to succeed in this era of digital transformation.

    Whether you’re a new manager about to start the next phase in your career or a manager with experience but little training, this highly-interactive, five-day seminar can equip you with tools to lead and grow a staff of high-performing journalists.

  • AOJ Minority Writers Seminar

    Seminar
    11/03-11/06
    Apply By: 
    08/15

    The Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) will hold its 21st Minority Writers Seminar at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, from Nov. 3-6.

    Opinion journalism plays a vital role in public watchdog journalism and is important in a thriving democracy.

  • 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.

  • Poynter Nonprofit News Exchange

    Seminar
    01/20-01/22
    Apply By: 
    11/13

    The application period is now closed.

    Poynter’s Nonprofit News Exchange is designed for young nonprofits looking to grow and reach sustainability. This in-depth three-day conference held in St. Petersburg, Florida, will focus on innovation in reporting, technology and revenue streams, offering participants the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the nonprofit news world.

  • Covering Elections for Better Local Broadcasting

    Seminar
    01/22-01/23

    The application period is now closed.

    Join us for this free Poynter workshop exclusively for Florida broadcasters, and learn how you can go beyond conventional coverage to create an election strategy that actually works.

    We’ll be your guide to understanding the demographics of Florida voters, take you behind the curtain of Florida fund-raising and campaign finance laws, and let you hear what viewers and listeners think about political coverage.

  • Poynter Producer Project

    Seminar
    03/07-04/08
    Apply By: 
    02/22

    Making stories work involves more than just teases and live shots. This unique seminar will help you expand your expertise as a TV producer with new writing, storytelling, coaching and ethical decision-making skills.

    We’re combining the best of online learning with in-person coaching and mentoring to help you tell stronger stories and make those tough calls on deadline.

    In the online portion of this seminar, Poynter’s Al Tompkins will guide you through weekly readings, activities and live group discussions.