In-Person Training

  • Poynter 2017 Innovation Tour: Inside America’s Leading News Organizations

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    Join Poynter’s media business analyst Rick Edmonds for the third edition of Poynter’s annual innovation tour to Washington and New York from Oct. 15-20.

  • Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media (December 2017)

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    The Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, taking place the week of Dec. 3, 2017, at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train journalists of color working in digital media.

    The interactive, week-long academy will focus on critical leadership skills journalists of color face on the path to leadership in digital journalism and technology.

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (Illinois)

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    Are you a newsroom manager with responsibility for a staff and its work?

    Do you feel the need for help?

    Maybe you’re an inexperienced manager just starting your new role. Or maybe you’ve got managerial experience but have had little training. In either case, you could use some tools — and a hefty dose of confidence.

    Poynter can provide the help you’re looking for. Essential Skills for New Managers will give you the tools and confidence to lead and grow a staff of high-performing journalists.

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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.

  • 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