Applications are now open for the Online News Association-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, which will take place on April 12 to April 17 at Poynter in St. Petersburg, Florida. The academy is tuition-free, and 25 women will be chosen.
Teaching at the academy will be Facebook’s Liz Heron, S. Mitra Kalita of Quartz, Google News Lab’s Olivia Ma and Poynter’s Kelly McBride.
Here’s the application.
“I wish I had a program like this available to me early in my career,” said McBride in a press release. “It’s about time that we did something to address to documented barriers women face as they try to climb to the highest levels of leadership in media companies.”
From the press release:
Individual workshops will explore effective management styles, understanding journalism business models, navigating newsroom and digital culture, staying on top of technology trends, building entrepreneurial and collaborative teams, managing across differences, and coaching critical thinking.