In-Person Training

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


    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)


    Deadline Extended - Apply Now! Plenty of seats still available!

    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)


    Deadline Extended - Apply Now!

    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)

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    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.

  • Covering Suicide and Mental Health: A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute (SRICSMHd-15)

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    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 Poynter Summer Language Arts Institute


    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)

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    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)

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    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.

  • Poynter Leadership Academy (MACAD-15)

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    Leadership Academy is Poynter’s premier seminar for managers destined to play major leadership roles in their organizations. This highly-interactive 5-day seminar offers participants the chance to refine their leadership styles, update their understanding of management and media trends and tools and receive the personal coaching necessary to accelerate their effectiveness as leaders.

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

  • The Effective Editor II (WEBCB-15)

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    This is a 3-day intensive workshop that will help editors at all levels and on all platforms (digital, print, broadcast) sharpen their editing skills for the 21st century newsroom.

    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. Every participant will receive one-on-one coaching with a member of Poynter’s faculty.