In-Person Training

  • Poynter Summit on Reporting and Editing

    Seminar
    05/15-05/20

    We’ve taken three of our most popular seminars and combined them into one power-packed week for reporters and editors. Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Jacqui Banaszynski and Tom French, this week-long seminar will give you the skills necessary to ensure that your most important stories are not just published — they are read.

    We’re offering two tracks that will let you dig deeper: beat/enterprise reporting and editing.

  • 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.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers

    Seminar
    06/05-06/10
    Apply By: 
    05/02

    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.

  • Hands-On Video Workshop

    Seminar
    06/06-06/09
    Apply By: 
    05/06

    Our Hands-On Video Workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to learn to shoot and edit video. Whether you use a smartphone or a TV quality video camera, we can help you learn the basic skills you need to build everything from a simple sequence to a finished story with multiple video and audio layers.

    Our partners at Canon USA supply a range of new DSLR and video cameras that you can use free in our sessions. You can even change cameras and try a different format if you want to experiment mid-week.

  • Teachapalooza VI

    Seminar
    06/10-06/12
    Apply By: 
    05/06

    Teachapalooza is the place to catch up, power up and re-ignite your passion for teaching. Join us from June 10-12, 2016, at the Poynter campus in St. Petersburg, Fla., for three fast-paced days of relevant, cut-to-the-chase learning for journalism educators.

    We will get you up-to-date on the technology and trends that shape journalism, show you the latest ways educators are using innovation in their classrooms and focus on data storytelling and new storytelling platforms.

  • Hands-On Digital Tools and Data Workshop

    Seminar
    06/12-06/14
    Apply By: 
    05/06

    This seminar is perfect for college educators who will join us for Teachapalooza June 10-12 and want to spend three intensive, hands-on days learning data journalism and storytelling.

  • High School Journalism Program

    Seminar
    06/20-06/24
    Apply By: 
    04/11

    Learn journalism from the pros. Come to Poynter this summer.

    Be one of a select group of high school students in the Tampa Bay area selected to participate in this prestigious, intensive program. This one-week workshop for high school students will help you improve your storytelling and hone your understanding of journalistic craft and values.

    We’ll write a personal narrative, and we’ll create interactive online elements that could become part of your personal or school media website.

  • 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.