In-Person Training

  • Poynter Environmental Journalism Workshop (DEJW-14)

    Seminar
    11/03
    Apply By: 
    11/02

    Making Science Storytelling Engaging and Accurate

    In conjunction with the Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit, this one-day intensive workshop will help science and environmental journalists, bloggers and students produce engaging and informative content.

    With increasing demand to produce compelling science stories, journalists are also faced with entertainment successes, such as “Shark Week” and “Sharknado,” that can confuse scientific fact and fiction.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (M406b-14)

    Seminar
    12/07-12/12
    Apply By: 
    11/02

    The Great Bosses Seminar Series

    Jump start your management career with this Poynter seminar, which provides the skills and tools you need to succeed.

    Seminar Leader Butch Ward, Senior Faculty for Leadership, Editing and Writing, will be joined for this seminar by Marcy McGinnis, Senior Vice President for Newsgathering at Al Jazeera America. Together with members of the Poynter faculty, Ward and McGinnis will teach you how to improve your staff’s work, coach their development and meet your organization’s goals.

  • The Media Innovations Tour: Reimagining Revenue Models (TMIT-14)

    Seminar
    03/08-03/13

    Thank you for your interest in the Poynter Media Innovations Tour, which is scheduled for March 8 – March 13, 2015.

    Join Poynter this spring for a comprehensive study tour with leading digital innovators in New York City, Washington, D.C. and the Poynter Institute in Florida. This week-long tour is an exclusive opportunity for an in-depth review of innovative revenue models at cutting-edge media companies in the U.S., with expected stops at organizations such as the Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and Quartz.

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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.