In-Person Training

  • Covering Ebola and the Next Killer Contagion (SRIEBOLA-15)

    Seminar
    01/21-01/22
    Apply By: 
    12/17

    A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute

    We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

    The Poynter Institute and the Association of Health Care Journalists invite journalists from all media, local and national to apply for a two day in-depth workshop “Covering Ebola and the Next Killer Contagion.”

    Apply now to join leading health care experts and journalists Jan. 21-22, 2015 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. We will select 20 journalists from around the US to take part in the workshop.

  • The Effective Editor (WEBC-15)

    Seminar
    03/02-03/04
    Apply By: 
    02/13

    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.

  • The Poynter Producer Project (PrdPrjct-15)

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

    This is Poynter’s essential seminar for TV news producers. We combine the convenience of live online learning with the intensity of in-person learning at Poynter in St. Pete, Florida. We focus on writing, storytelling, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, leadership and social media and online writing. Thanks to a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the tuition is less than $300.

    Making stories work involves more than just teases and live shots.

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Faculty Spotlight

  • Director of Business Development
    Howard I. Finberg is the director of partnerships and alliances at The Poynter Institute. In this role Finberg looks for new training partners, oversees the business side of the Institute’s e-learning site and handles the business development aspects of Poynter’s international teaching. He also looks at new revenue opportunities, mostly related to Poynter training. Previously Finberg was responsible for the creation of Poynter’s e-learning project, News University. NewsU (www.newsu.org) launched in 2005 and has more than 220,000 users in 225 countries, accessing more than 300 training modules.
  • Vice President and Senior Scholar, Reporting, Writing & Editing Faculty

    Roy Peter Clark has taught writing at Poynter since 1979. Over three decades he has served the institute as dean, vice president, senior scholar, and member of the Board of Trustees. Clark has written or edited 17 books on writing and journalism, the most popular and influential being “Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer.” Podcasts of the book have been downloaded more than a million times.

    The New York Times Book Review praised Clark’s book “The Glamour of Grammar” as “a manual for the 21st century.” His most recent work includes the book “Help!