In-Person Training

  • Poynter’s Sensemaking Summit for Journalists: Florida

    Seminar
    08/13
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    08/05

    As a journalist, you are bombarded by news releases, scientific studies and political promises. 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 read or hear.

  • Deadly Force: A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute

    Seminar
    08/25-08/26
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    08/05

    The Poynter Institute is offering free focused training for journalists who want to learn how to explore the data involving police and fatal shootings. This intensive two-day workshop in Chicago features top journalists who have covered this story as guest faculty. Participants will also learn how to use databases to sort and make sense of mountains of statistics.

    Participants will also hear from a researcher/journalist with a Stanford University project that is examining 100 million traffic stops across the nation.

  • Poynter’s Sensemaking Summit for Journalists: Ohio

    Seminar
    08/27

    As a journalist, you are bombarded by news releases, scientific studies and political promises. 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 the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 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 read or hear.

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.