In-Person Training

  • 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.

  • The Effective Reporter (WRBC-15)

    Seminar
    04/13-04/15

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    This is a three-day intensive workshop that will help reporters at all levels and on all platforms (digital, print, broadcast) sharpen their reporting and writing skills for the 21st century newsroom.

    Journalists will learn the essential skills of reporting based on data and documents, as well as strategies for effective sourcing and interviewing. Reporters will learn how to tell powerful stories across multiple platforms – using a toolkit that includes generating story ideas, focusing stories and using scenes and characters to enrich their storytelling.

  • The Secrets of Great Enterprise Writing (W401-15)

    Seminar
    05/17-05/22
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    04/10

    This week-long seminar will give you the reporting and writing skills necessary to ensure that your most compelling stories are not just published — they are read.

    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.

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Faculty Spotlight

  • Director, Business Development; Staff Counsel

    Since joining The Poynter Institute in 2007, Ellyn Angelotti has helped Poynter explore the journalistic values and the legal challenges related to new technologies, especially social media. She also has helped create and develop Poynter’s use of interactive teaching tools like online chats and podcasts.

  • 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.