In-Person Training

  • 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.

  • The Secrets of Great Enterprise Writing (W401-15)

    Seminar
    05/17-05/22
    Apply By: 
    04/17

    This week-long seminar will give you the reporting and writing skills necessary to ensure that your most compelling stories are not just published — they are read.

    Want to make your most important stories your most compelling reads? We’ll show you how — whether your journalism is investigative or explanatory, a compelling feature story or an exclusive piece of beat reporting. Give Poynter just one week, and you’ll return to work a better reporter, a better writer, a better storyteller.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers I (M406-15)

    Seminar
    05/31-06/05
    Apply By: 
    05/01

    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.

  • The Hands-On Backpack and Mobile Video Workshop (B432-15)

    Seminar
    06/01-06/05
    Apply By: 
    05/01

    This is a fast-moving, highly practical week aimed at amping up your video storytelling skills.

    If you are a photojournalist, we will sharpen your writing. If you are a reporter, we will get you on solid photographic footing. If you are a print oriented journalist, we will introduce you to video storytelling and help you find ways to make your journalism more powerful online.

    We supply the gear, the latest video and DSLR technology, from our partners at Canon USA, or you can bring your own camera.

  • Teachapalooza V (DJED-15)

    Seminar
    06/12-06/14
    Apply By: 
    05/19

    Catch Up, Power Up, Re-Ignite Your Passion for Teaching

    Teachapalooza V is the place to catch up, power up and re-ignite your passion for teaching. Join us from June 12-14, 2015 at the Poynter campus in St. Petersburg, Fla., for three fast-paced days of relevant, cut-to-the-chase learning for journalism educators.

  • The Poynter Hands-on Backpack and Mobile Video Workshop for Educators (DJEDB-15)

    Seminar
    06/14-06/16
    Apply By: 
    05/19

    This seminar is perfect for college educators who will join us for TEACHAPALOOZA and want to stay and spend three intensive, hands-on days learning video skills. In just a few days, we can show college educators the basics of capturing and editing video.

    Many of our participants have never captured video before, others know the basics but need a confidence boost. We will be by your side the whole way. We will also share our techniques for teaching your students “best practices” in the field.

  • High School Journalism Program (W101-15)

    Seminar
    06/15-06/19
    Apply By: 
    04/20

    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 journalists 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.

  • The Poynter Summer Language Arts Institute

    Seminar
    07/15-07/17

    The Poynter Summer Language Arts Institute

    Under the direction of Dr. Roy Peter Clark and a team of Language Arts Specialists, learn how to teach the competencies your students will need to meet the new standards.

    As the new program designed to raise educational standards, the Florida Standards makes explicit what students should know at key stages of their development. In the language of education, the Florida Standards describe a set of “outcomes,” skills and competencies that students should take away from the classroom.

  • TV Power Reporting Academy (B402-15)

    Seminar
    08/18-09/15
    Apply By: 
    07/28

    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.

  • TV News Anchors: Top Performance on All Platforms (B415-15)

    Seminar
    08/16-08/21
    Apply By: 
    07/03

    The best anchors aren’t just good readers; they’re smart, talented leaders. Let Poynter, in this highly interactive 5-day seminar, help sharpen your skills and broaden your impact on your newsroom.

    You’re an anchor who knows news and delivers it well. But your newsroom needs more from you – in everything from coaching reporters to developing great story ideas to leading the way in social media. How do you do it all? You’ll get there with Poynter’s help, in the company of other anchors who share your goals and challenges.