In-Person Training

  • 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.

  • The Powerful Writer (WRBCc-14)

    Seminar
    06/14
    Apply By: 
    05/10

    A day-long seminar at The Poynter Institute that will help journalists and aspiring writers bring power to their writing.

    Are you looking for strategies to bring power to your writing? In this day-long seminar, you will learn how to find the heart of the story; find stories that often go untold; frame your story through people, places and things; write with greater clarity; and bring your stories to life with narrative writing techniques.

    Unable to attend in person? This seminar will be broadcast live for those unable to participate at The Poynter Institute campus in St.

In-Person & Online Deadlines

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Faculty Spotlight

  • 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.

  • 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!