In-Person Training

  • Poynter’s Sensemaking Summit for Journalists

    Seminar
    08/13
    Apply By: 
    08/05

    As a journalist, you are bombarded by news releases, studies and political announcements. 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 our campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, 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 hear at a news conference.

  • TV Power Reporting Academy

    Seminar
    08/29-10/04
    Apply By: 
    08/07

    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 led this seminar that is a bedrock for Poynter teaching. You will get feedback on your work, will sharpen your writing and storytelling skills, learn how to enterprise stories and look beyond the obvious, tired ways of covering daily news.

  • Leadership for Broadcast Executive Producers

    Seminar
    09/18-09/21
    Apply By: 
    08/15

    Become smarter and more strategic in the way you lead your newsroom and the people in it. This three-day seminar will help you learn how to improve your newscasts, create a culture of innovation and work seamlessly with other departments. You’ll leave Poynter with practical and creative ideas to share with your colleagues.

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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.

  • Vice President and Senior Scholar, Reporting, Writing & Editing Faculty

    Roy Peter Clark has taught writing at the Poynter Institute since 1979. In more than 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 18 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 two 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!