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

  • 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.

  • 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!