In-Person Training

  • Poynter Producer Project

    Seminar
    03/07-04/08
    Apply By: 
    02/22

    Making stories work involves more than just teases and live shots. This unique seminar will help you expand your expertise as a TV producer with new writing, storytelling, coaching and ethical decision-making skills.

    We’re combining the best of online learning with in-person coaching and mentoring to help you tell stronger stories and make those tough calls on deadline.

    In the online portion of this seminar, Poynter’s Al Tompkins will guide you through weekly readings, activities and live group discussions.

  • Poynter Summit on Reporting and Editing

    Seminar
    05/15-05/20
    Apply By: 
    04/11

    Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Jacqui Banaszynski and Tom French, this week-long seminar will give you the skills necessary to ensure that your most important stories are not just published — they are read.

    We’re offering three tracks that will let you dig deeper: enterprise reporting, beat reporting and editing. And we’ll combine those with large group sessions to explore the common threads that will help you tell stronger stories.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers

    Seminar
    06/05-06/10
    Apply By: 
    05/02

    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.

  • Hands-On Video Workshop

    Seminar
    06/06-06/09
    Apply By: 
    05/02

    Our Hands-On Video Workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to learn to shoot and edit video. Whether you use a smartphone or a TV quality video camera, we can help you learn the basic skills you need to build everything from a simple sequence to a finished story with multiple video and audio layers.

    Our partners at Canon USA supply a range of new DSLR and video cameras that you can use free in our sessions. You can even change cameras and try a different format if you want to experiment mid-week.

  • Teachapalooza VI

    Seminar
    06/10-06/12
    Apply By: 
    05/02

    Teachapalooza is the place to catch up, power up and re-ignite your passion for teaching. Join us from June 10-12, 2016, at the Poynter campus in St. Petersburg, Fla., for three fast-paced days of relevant, cut-to-the-chase learning for journalism educators.

    We will get you up-to-date on the technology and trends that shape journalism, show you the latest ways educators are using innovation in their classrooms and focus on data storytelling and new storytelling platforms.

  • Hands-On Digital Tools and Data Workshop

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

    This seminar is perfect for college educators who will join us for Teachapalooza June 10-12 and want to spend three intensive, hands-on days learning data journalism and storytelling.

  • High School Journalism Program

    Seminar
    06/20-06/24
    Apply By: 
    04/11

    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 students 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.

  • 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

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

    Leadership Academy is Poynter’s premier seminar for managers destined to play major leadership roles in their organizations. This highly-interactive five-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.

  • 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.