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 Secrets of Great Enterprise Writing (W401-15)

    Seminar
    05/17-05/22
    Apply By: 
    04/24

    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.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (M406-15)

    Seminar
    05/31-06/05
    Apply By: 
    05/01

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

    Whether you’re a new manager about to start the next phase in your career or a manager with experience but little training, this highly-interactive, 5-day seminar can equip you with tools to lead and grow a staff of high-performing journalists.

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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, 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.