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

    We are no longer accepting applications for the in-person program.

    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.

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

    Seminar
    05/17-05/22
    Apply By: 
    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

  • 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

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