In-Person Training

  • Essential Skills for New Managers (M406b-14)

    Seminar
    12/07-12/12

    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

    We are no longer accepting applications for this seminar.

    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.

  • The Media Innovations Tour: Reimagining Revenue Models (TMIT-14)

    Seminar
    03/08-03/13

    Thank you for your interest in the Poynter Media Innovations Tour, which is scheduled for March 8 – March 13, 2015.

    Join Poynter this spring for a comprehensive study tour with leading digital innovators in New York City, Washington, D.C. and the Poynter Institute in Florida. This week-long tour is an exclusive opportunity for an in-depth review of innovative revenue models at cutting-edge media companies in the U.S., with expected stops at organizations such as the Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and Quartz.

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Faculty Spotlight

  • 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 Poynter.org.

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

    Roy Peter Clark has taught writing at Poynter since 1979. Over 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 17 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 a 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!