In-Person Training

  • The Poynter Summer Language Arts Institute

    Seminar
    07/15-07/17

    The Poynter Summer Language Arts Institute

    Under the direction of Dr. Roy Peter Clark and a team of Language Arts Specialists, learn how to teach the competencies your students will need to meet the new standards.

    As the new program designed to raise educational standards, the Florida Standards makes explicit what students should know at key stages of their development. In the language of education, the Florida Standards describe a set of “outcomes,” skills and competencies that students should take away from the classroom.

  • TV News Anchors: Top Performance on All Platforms (B415-15)

    Seminar
    08/16-08/21
    Apply By: 
    07/03

    The best anchors aren’t just good readers; they’re smart, talented leaders. Let Poynter, in this highly interactive 5-day seminar, help sharpen your skills and broaden your impact on your newsroom.

    You’re an anchor who knows news and delivers it well. But your newsroom needs more from you – in everything from coaching reporters to developing great story ideas to leading the way in social media. How do you do it all? You’ll get there with Poynter’s help, in the company of other anchors who share your goals and challenges.

  • TV Power Reporting Academy (B402-15)

    Seminar
    08/18-09/15
    Apply By: 
    07/28

    Look beyond the “what happened” to ask and answer deeper more meaningful questions that other reporters miss.

    Some of the biggest names in local and network television journalism are graduates from the Poynter Institute’s Power Reporting seminar. Our graduates include John Larson, Boyd Huppert, Byron Pitts, Katie Couric, Stuart Watson, Byron Harris and Roberta Baskin. Now, it’s your turn.

    For 17 years, The Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins has lead this seminar that is a bedrock for Poynter teaching.

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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. At the Times, she covered general assignment, police, schools and business, then worked in circulation marketing, finance and eventually as internal services director, a position similar to marketing director, responsible for creative services, research and event marketing for the newspaper.

    Wendy became the high school program director at Poynter in 2004, organizing workshops for high school students and teaching at high school journalism conventions across the country. Because of her marketing and business background, she began assisting with Poynter’s development work a few years later and now manages a grants portfolio of about $750,000/year. She also helped launch Poynter’s revitalized journalism entrepreneurship program in 2010.

    She earned Certified Journalism Educator teaching certification from the Journalism Education Association in 2010. Wendy is past president of the Indiana University Journalism Alumni Board, served on the advisory committee for the Journeys in Journalism program for the Pinellas County Schools and is on the advisory board for the Center for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State University.

  • Senior Faculty

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