In-Person Training

  • Poynter’s Sensemaking Summit for Journalists

    Seminar
    08/13
    Apply By: 
    08/05

    As a journalist, you are bombarded by news releases, studies and political announcements. You need help sorting through what is real, what is noise and what is flat-out deception.

    The Poynter Institute is offering a free workshop at our campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, to help you ask key questions that will make your reporting more reliable and make your journalism stand out from others who just report what they hear at a news conference.

  • TV Power Reporting Academy

    Seminar
    08/29-10/04
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    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 (MACAD-16)

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

    Here’s a fact: Each October, managers destined to play major leadership roles in their newsrooms come from all over the world to Poynter. Why?

    To become the leaders they aspire to be.

    Listen to Shawna VanNess, Deputy Assistant Managing Editor at Newsday:

    “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.

  • 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.

  • The Media Innovations Tour: New Revenues for News

    Seminar
    11/14-11/18
    Apply By: 
    09/30

    Join Poynter this fall for a comprehensive study tour with leading digital innovators in Washington, D.C., and New York City. This week-long tour is an exclusive opportunity to explore innovative revenue models at cutting-edge media companies in the U.S., with expected stops at organizations such as The Washington Post, National Public Radio, USA Today, The New York Times, Huffington Post and Quartz.

    Click here to apply.

    The Media Innovations Tour will showcase new strategies for sustaining the business of journalism.

  • Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

    Seminar
    12/04-12/09
    Apply By: 
    08/15

    The Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, taking place the week of Dec. 4, 2016, at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train journalists of color working in digital media.

    The interactive, week-long academy will focus on critical leadership skills journalists of color face on the path to leadership in digital journalism and technology.

  • 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.