In-Person Training

  • Poynter Leadership Academy (MACAD-14)

    Seminar
    10/12-10/17
    Apply By: 
    09/14

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

    “I consider my time at Poynter to have been a week-long detox, of sorts, that helped me recognize my best work habits and objectively look at what I want to do better, smarter or simply in a more purposeful way.

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

    Seminar
    10/20-10/22

    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 Effective Reporter (WRBC-14)

    Seminar
    10/29-10/31
    Apply By: 
    09/24

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

    At the seminar, journalists will learn the essential skills of reporting based on data and documents, as well as strategies for effective sourcing and interviewing. Reporters will learn how to tell powerful stories across multiple platforms – using a toolkit that includes generating story ideas, focusing stories and using scenes and characters to enrich their storytelling.

  • Poynter Environmental Journalism Workshop (DEJW-14)

    Seminar
    11/03
    Apply By: 
    10/13

    Making Science Storytelling Engaging and Accurate

    This is a one-day intensive workshop that 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. As the need for science stories continues to grow, it has left the American public more misinformed about science than ever.

  • 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.

    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.

  • The Media Innovations Tour: Re-imagining 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 14, 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.