In-Person Training

  • The Secrets of Great Enterprise Writing (W401-14)

    Seminar
    05/18-05/23
    Apply By: 
    04/18

    Want to make your most important stories your most compelling reads? We’ll show you how—whether your journalism is investigative or explanatory, a compelling feature story or an exclusive piece of beat reporting.

    Give Poynter just one week, and you’ll return to work a better reporter, a better writer, a better storyteller.

    For more than three decades now, Poynter has been helping journalists understand how to turn pedestrian writing into great stories.

  • The Hands-On Backpack and Mobile Video Workshop (B432-14)

    Seminar
    06/09-06/13
    Apply By: 
    05/05

    In one intensive hands-on week we can show you how to capture and edit video.

    Don’t worry, we have endless patience and specialize in teaching technophobes and video doubters. Over five fast-paced days you will shoot four projects from simple sequences to a complete story. We will replicate real newsroom time demands and show you how to work efficiently.

    Thanks to our partnership with Canon, you can use our state-of-the-art DSLR or HD video gear, or bring your own.

  • High School Journalism Program (W101-14)

    Seminar
    06/09-06/13
    Apply By: 
    05/05

    Learn journalism from the pros. Come to Poynter this summer.
    Apply here.

    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.

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Faculty Spotlight

  • Faculty, Grants Manager

    Wendy Wallace oversees Poynter’s grants and assists with other advancement work for the Poynter Foundation and is a member of the Poynter faculty.

    She was editor of her high school and college newspapers and interned during her college summers at The Washington Post, Milwaukee Journal and St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times). After graduating with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and operations and systems management and an MBA in marketing from Indiana University, she came to work as a reporter for the Times in 1986.

  • Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online

    Al Tompkins is The Poynter Institute’s senior faculty for broadcasting and online. For almost 10 years, thousands of people a day read his online journalism story idea column “Al’s Morning Meeting” on Poynter.org.