In-Person Training

  • Poynter 2017 Innovation Tour: Inside America’s Leading News Organizations

    Seminar
    10/15-10/20
    Apply By: 
    08/18

    Join Poynter’s media business analyst Rick Edmonds for the third edition of Poynter’s annual innovation tour to Washington and New York from Oct. 15-20.

  • Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media (December 2017)

    Seminar
    12/03-12/08
    Apply By: 
    08/18

    The Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, taking place the week of Dec. 3, 2017, 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.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (Illinois)

    Seminar
    10/24-10/26
    Apply By: 
    09/11

    Are you a newsroom manager with responsibility for a staff and its work?

    Do you feel the need for help?

    Maybe you’re an inexperienced manager just starting your new role. Or maybe you’ve got managerial experience but have had little training. In either case, you could use some tools — and a hefty dose of confidence.

    Poynter can provide the help you’re looking for. Essential Skills for New Managers will give you the tools and confidence to lead and grow a staff of high-performing journalists.

  • Poynter Leadership Academy (October 2017)

    Seminar
    10/15-10/20
    Apply By: 
    09/08

    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.

    Leadership Academy is Poynter’s premier seminar for high-potential managers.

  • Covering the Issues Ahead in Trump’s Second Year

    Seminar
    10/26-10/28
    Apply By: 
    09/01

    In this free workshop at Vanderbilt University, we will help journalists look beyond politics toward issues that are likely to affect nearly every community. We will equip you with knowledge and awareness to cover some of the most pressing issues that are likely to emerge in 2018. Click here to apply today.

    The Affordable Health Care Act: Identify what is not working and what could be done to fix those problems.

  • Covering the Opioid Crisis: A Workshop for Illinois Journalists

    Seminar
    12/05-12/06
    Apply By: 
    11/01

    A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute
    This seminar is focused on helping Illinois journalists cover the national opioid crisis. There are some seats available for journalists outside of Illinois.

    Chicago and Cook County are at the center of a national crisis. The Chicago Metropolitan area ranks first nationwide in emergency department mentions for heroin use. Cook County ranks first in the nation for percentage of arrestees testing positive for opiates. Downstate counties have seen opioid overdose cases rise between 300% to 600% in the last five years.

  • 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.

  • Separate – And Still Unequal

    Seminar
    02/16
    Apply By: 
    02/10

    A Day of Learning & Dialogue on the Future of Public Schools

    Offered in partnership with the Education Writers Association

    We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

    It has been more than 60 years since the Supreme Court of the United States offered this opinion: “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”

    Does anyone in America still believe that is true? What is the evidence in your home town?

  • Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media (March 2017)

    Seminar
    03/19-03/24
    Apply By: 
    11/30

    We are no longer accepting applications for this program. The 2017 class will be announced in January.

    Now in its third year, the Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media is returning to Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, the week of March 19-24, 2017.

    This transformative program, open to 28 participants, focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of digital media leadership.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (April 2017)

    Seminar
    04/02-04/07
    Apply By: 
    03/06

    It’s time to let Poynter help you jumpstart your management career.

    Maybe you’re an inexperienced manager just starting your new role. Or maybe you’ve got managerial experience but have had little training. In either case, you could use some tools — and a hefty dose of confidence.

    Essential Skills for New Managers will give you both: the tools and confidence to lead and grow a staff of high-performing journalists.