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  • TV Power Reporting Academy

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    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.

  • Association of Opinion Journalists State Department Briefing

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    The application period for this program has now closed.

    Join us in Washington D.C., on Monday, May 16 for a front-row seat to history – a chance for AOJ members to hear from top diplomats about the major issues facing world leaders. It’s an around-the-world tour in a single day.

    Space is limited to the first 30 participants. AOJ members are eligible to receive a $200 stipend for travel expenses. There is no preferred hotel, so sign up today and book your flight and hotel room now!

  • Poynter Summit on Reporting and Editing


    We’ve taken three of our most popular seminars and combined them into one power-packed week for reporters and editors. 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 two tracks that will let you dig deeper: beat/enterprise reporting and editing.

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