In-Person Training

  • Poynter Leadership Academy (MACAD-14)

    Seminar
    10/12-10/17
    Apply By: 
    09/14

    Here’s a fact: Each October, managers in newsrooms all over the world come to Poynter to learn how to be better leaders. Why?

    “I consider my time at Poynter to have been a week-long detox, of sorts, that helped me recognize my best work habits and objectively look at what I want to do better, smarter or simply in a more purposeful way.

  • Covering Suicide and Mental Health: A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute (SRICSMHb-14)

    Seminar
    10/20-10/22

    From crafting stories of school violence to war veterans returning home, journalists frequently touch on issues of suicide and mental health. Yet they may lack the knowledge and skills needed to cover these complex subjects.

    During this two-and-a-half day seminar, journalists will get crucial training in the accuracy and insight needed to report on mental health issues, with a focus on suicide, that impact families, communities and public safety.

  • The Effective Reporter (WRBC-14)

    Seminar
    10/29-10/31
    Apply By: 
    09/24

    This is a 3-day intensive workshop that will help reporters at all levels sharpen their reporting and writing skills for the 21st century newsroom. See the schedule here.

    At the seminar, journalists will learn the essential skills of reporting based on data and documents, as well as strategies for effective sourcing and interviewing. Reporters will learn how to tell powerful stories across multiple platforms – using a toolkit that includes generating story ideas, focusing stories and using scenes and characters to enrich their storytelling.

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Faculty Spotlight

  • 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!

  • 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.