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

  • 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.
  • Senior Faculty

    Butch Ward is senior faculty and former Managing Director at The Poynter Institute, where he teaches leadership, editing, reporting and writing.