In-Person Training

  • TV Power Reporting Academy (B402-15)

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    Look beyond the “what happened” to ask and answer deeper more meaningful questions that other reporters miss.

    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 lead this seminar that is a bedrock for Poynter teaching.

  • Poynter Leadership Academy (MACAD-15)

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    Leadership Academy is Poynter’s premier seminar for managers destined to play major leadership roles in their organizations. This highly-interactive 5-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. Why?

  • The Effective Editor II (WEBCB-15)

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    This is a 3-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.

  • ADA@25: What's Next? (SRIADA-15)


    A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute

    _This program (originally planned for September 28-29) has been postponed until early November.

  • AOJ Minority Writers Seminar

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    The Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) will hold its 20th Minority Writers Seminar at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, from November 12-15.

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

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (M406B-15)

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    Jump start your management career with this Poynter seminar, which provides the skills and tools you need to succeed.

    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, 5-day seminar can equip you with tools to lead and grow a staff of high-performing journalists.

  • Merchants of Doubt


    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.

  • Covering Ebola and the Next Killer Contagion (SRIEBOLA-15)

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    A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute

    We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

    The Poynter Institute and the Association of Health Care Journalists invite journalists from all media, local and national to apply for a two day in-depth workshop “Covering Ebola and the Next Killer Contagion.”

    Apply now to join leading health care experts and journalists Jan. 21-22, 2015 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. We will select 20 journalists from around the US to take part in the workshop.

  • The Effective Editor (WEBC-15)

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    We are no longer accepting applications for the in-person program.

    However, you can join us on March 2 for a web broadcast through Poynter’s NewsU. Sign up here.

    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.

  • 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.