In-Person Training

  • Poynter Environmental Journalism Workshop (DEJW-14)

    Seminar
    11/03
    Apply By: 
    11/02

    Making Science Storytelling Engaging and Accurate

    In conjunction with the Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit, this one-day intensive workshop will help science and environmental journalists, bloggers and students produce engaging and informative content.

    With increasing demand to produce compelling science stories, journalists are also faced with entertainment successes, such as “Shark Week” and “Sharknado,” that can confuse scientific fact and fiction.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (M406b-14)

    Seminar
    12/07-12/12
    Apply By: 
    11/02

    The Great Bosses Seminar Series

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

    Seminar Leader Butch Ward, Senior Faculty for Leadership, Editing and Writing, will be joined for this seminar by Marcy McGinnis, Senior Vice President for Newsgathering at Al Jazeera America. Together with members of the Poynter faculty, Ward and McGinnis will teach you how to improve your staff’s work, coach their development and meet your organization’s goals.

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

    Seminar
    12/14-12/16

    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.

In-Person & Online Deadlines

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Faculty Spotlight

  • Director of Business Development
    Howard I. Finberg is the director of partnerships and alliances at The Poynter Institute. In this role Finberg looks for new training partners, oversees the business side of the Institute’s e-learning site and handles the business development aspects of Poynter’s international teaching. He also looks at new revenue opportunities, mostly related to Poynter training. Previously Finberg was responsible for the creation of Poynter’s e-learning project, News University. NewsU (www.newsu.org) launched in 2005 and has more than 220,000 users in 225 countries, accessing more than 300 training modules.
  • Faculty of Social Media and the Law; Director of Custom Programs

    Since joining The Poynter Institute in 2007, Ellyn Angelotti has helped Poynter explore the journalistic values and the legal challenges related to new technologies, especially social media. She also has helped create and develop Poynter’s use of interactive teaching tools like online chats and podcasts.