In-Person Training

  • Poynter Environmental Journalism Workshop (DEJW-14)

    Seminar
    11/03
    Apply By: 
    11/02

    Making Science Storytelling Engaging and Accurate

    In conjunction with the Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit, this one-day intensive workshop will help science and environmental journalists, bloggers and students produce engaging and informative content.

    With increasing demand to produce compelling science stories, journalists are also faced with entertainment successes, such as “Shark Week” and “Sharknado,” that can confuse scientific fact and fiction.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (M406b-14)

    Seminar
    12/07-12/12
    Apply By: 
    11/02

    The Great Bosses Seminar Series

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

    Seminar Leader Butch Ward, Senior Faculty for Leadership, Editing and Writing, will be joined for this seminar by Marcy McGinnis, Senior Vice President for Newsgathering at Al Jazeera America. Together with members of the Poynter faculty, Ward and McGinnis will teach you how to improve your staff’s work, coach their development and meet your organization’s goals.

  • Covering Suicide and Mental Health: A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute (SRICSMHc-14)

    Seminar
    12/14-12/16

    From crafting stories of school violence to war veterans returning home, journalists frequently touch on issues of suicide and mental health. Yet they may lack the knowledge and skills needed to cover these complex subjects.

    During this two-and-a-half day seminar, journalists will get crucial training in the accuracy and insight needed to report on mental health issues, with a focus on suicide, that impact families, communities and public safety.

  • The Media Innovations Tour: Reimagining Revenue Models (TMIT-14)

    Seminar
    03/08-03/13

    Thank you for your interest in the Poynter Media Innovations Tour, which is scheduled for March 8 – March 13, 2015.

    Join Poynter this spring for a comprehensive study tour with leading digital innovators in New York City, Washington, D.C. and the Poynter Institute in Florida. This week-long tour is an exclusive opportunity for an in-depth review of innovative revenue models at cutting-edge media companies in the U.S., with expected stops at organizations such as the Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and Quartz.

  • Obamacare: Covering What Comes Next (SRIHCR-14)

    Seminar
    01/22-01/24
    Apply By: 
    12/01

    We are no longer accepting applications.

    The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, raises complex and often very personal questions for Americans. Reporters can learn the facts and nuances of this program, how it works, what it means and how to localize this story at a three-day Poynter workshop in January.

    The workshop is the first in a series of six 2014 Specialized Reporting Institutes funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to give reporters the knowledge, context, contacts and story ideas they need to cover critical topics in the news.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (M406-14)

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

    The Great Bosses Seminar Series

    We are no longer accepting applications.

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

    Poynter’s experts will teach you how to build your team’s performance, improve quality and meet your organization’s goals. We’ll give you personalized feedback — from your newsroom — about your strengths and challenges, as well as customized coaching. And you’ll learn tools for managing your staff that you can begin using on your first day back at work.

  • Poynter Producer Project (PrdPrjct-14)

    Seminar
    03/21-04/29
    Apply By: 
    03/07

    We are no longer accepting applications.

    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.

  • Data Journalism for Your Beat and Newsroom (N432-14)

    Seminar
    04/30-05/02
    Apply By: 
    04/04

    APPLICATIONS FOR THIS SEMINAR ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.

    Finding great data-driven stories does not have to be the exclusive domain of investigative reporters, techies and digital specialists. This two-track seminar is designed for two specific audiences:
    - beat journalists (reporters, editors, producers) looking for a solid grounding in ways they can begin to tell stories informed by data;
    - and experienced data journalists who want to increase their effectiveness as advocates and trainers in their newsrooms.

  • The Effective Editor (WEBC-14)

    Seminar
    05/05-05/07
    Apply By: 
    04/09

    We are no longer accepting applications.

    This is a 3-day intensive workshop that will help editors at all levels sharpen their editing skills for the 21st century newsroom. See the schedule here.

    At the seminar, 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.

  • The Secrets of Great Enterprise Writing (W401-14)

    Seminar
    05/18-05/23

    We are no longer accepting applications for this seminar.

    THIS JUST IN: The New York Times’ David Barstow, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, will teach a special session on developing great characters.

    Want to make your most important stories your most compelling reads?