In-Person Training

  • Poynter’s Sensemaking Summit for Journalists: Wisconsin

    Seminar
    10/01
    Apply By: 
    09/26

    As a journalist, you are bombarded by news releases, scientific studies and political promises. You need help sorting through what is real, what is noise and what is flat-out deception.

    The Poynter Institute is offering a free workshop at the Madison Marriott West in Madison, Wisconsin, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, to help you ask key questions that will make your reporting more reliable and make your journalism stand out from others who just report what they read or hear.

  • Poynter Leadership Academy (MACAD-16)

    Seminar
    10/02-10/07
    Apply By: 
    09/23

    Here’s a fact: Each October, managers destined to play major leadership roles in their newsrooms come from all over the world to Poynter. Why?

    To become the leaders they aspire to be.

    Leadership Academy is Poynter’s premier seminar for high-potential managers.

  • Covering the Gap: The Impact of Economic Inequality

    Seminar
    10/11-10/13
    Apply By: 
    09/23

    A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute

    Covering the Gap: The Impact of Economic Inequality, an intense 2½ -day seminar, is designed to help journalists and their communities explore the economic roots and impacts of some of our country’s most vexing social problems. Thanks to a grant from the McCormick Foundation, 20 journalists from digital, broadcast and print newsrooms will gather in Chicago this Oct.

In-Person & Online Deadlines

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Faculty Spotlight

  • Senior Faculty

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

    He worked for 27 years in newspapers, at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore News American, and was managing editor in both newsrooms. Before joining Poynter in 2005, he spent three years being covered by journalists as vice president for corporate and public affairs at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.

  • 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.