In-Person Training

  • The Poynter Summer Language Arts Institute

    Seminar
    07/13-07/15
    Apply By: 
    05/16

    For public, private and home-school teachers

    Presented by The Poynter Institute
    Under the direction of Dr. Roy Peter Clark and a team of Language Arts Specialists, you will learn how to teach – in a way that sticks – the competencies your students will need to meet the new standards.

    For the third consecutive year, Poynter will conduct this institute in support of Language Arts teachers. Get ready to be treated like professionals. Get ready to be listened to and respected.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (M406-16)

    Seminar
    06/05-06/10

    Apply Now

    Jumpstart your management career with this Poynter seminar, and get the skills and tools you need to succeed in this era of digital transformation.

    Whether you’re a new manager about to start the next phase in your career or a manager with experience but little training, this highly-interactive, five-day seminar can equip you with tools to lead and grow a staff of high-performing journalists.

  • Hands-On Video Workshop

    Seminar
    06/06-06/09
    Apply By: 
    05/06

    Our Hands-On Video Workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to learn to shoot and edit video. Whether you use a smartphone or a TV quality video camera, we can help you learn the basic skills you need to build everything from a simple sequence to a finished story with multiple video and audio layers.

    Our partners at Canon USA supply a range of new DSLR and video cameras that you can use free in our sessions. You can even change cameras and try a different format if you want to experiment mid-week.

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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!