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Newsroom managers are being called on to be more versatile than ever before. That’s why Poynter, with more than four decades of teaching journalism leaders, has developed a curriculum designed to expand every manager’s skill set — and the confidence to use those skills well. This page is your headquarters for our Leadership curriculum.

Visit us often for news on the latest Poynter in-person training — seminars and conferences ranging from the career-starting Essential Skills for New Managers to the career-enhancing Leadership Academy and our Media Innovation Tour. Got unique needs? Learn how to arrange for a member of Poynter’s leadership faculty to provide your newsroom with a customized session that meets your organization’s specific goals. 

Come here to read The Cohort, and catch up on the latest news involving women working in digital media. It’s written by innovation faculty member Katie Hawkins-Gaar, organizer of the Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. And while you’re reading, check out the latest advice, encouragement or perspective from current and former newsroom leaders like Marty Kaiser, Meghann Farnsworth or Mizell Stewart III.

Pressed for time? Discover News University’s latest self-directed courses, Webinars and Online Group Seminars, on topics ranging from Managing Creative People to Dealing with Difficult Conversations to Making Feedback a Powerful Tool. NewsU makes e-learning easy, convenient and affordable, too.

If you’re serious about improving your leadership skills, Poynter can help. And this page is a good place to start your journey. Welcome.

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