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.

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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.

  • Faculty, Grants Manager

    Wendy Wallace oversees Poynter’s grants and assists with other advancement work for the Poynter Foundation and is a member of the Poynter faculty.

    She was editor of her high school and college newspapers and interned during her college summers at The Washington Post, Milwaukee Journal and St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times). After graduating with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and operations and systems management and an MBA in marketing from Indiana University, she came to work as a reporter for the Times in 1986.