December 14, 2022

Updated with new programs

Whether you want to deeply connect with your peers, expand your network, challenge yourself to level up or pivot in your career, you can turn to Poynter. We trained more than 42,000 journalists in 2022 alone. Many of our alumni also won awards, earned history-making promotions and led innovation in our industry.

Will you be next?

Below is a sneak peek of our 2023 teaching calendar. You’ll find dates, deadlines and instructor information for some of our most popular programming.

“We have fully scheduled our in-person training programs and are thrilled to welcome even more people back to St. Petersburg, Florida, for topics that include personal essay writing, skills sharpening and leadership growth,” said Doris Truong, Poynter director of teaching and diversity strategies. “And we’ve seen how effective and transformative online-only teaching can be, so we have sessions that will connect and support a range of journalists — from early career reporters to senior-level executives.”

The best news? This is only the beginning. We will unveil more training opportunities in the new year.


Applications are already closed for the 2023 Leadership Academy for Women in Media, Media Transformation Challenge: A Poynter Institute Executive Fellowship and Table Stakes: Local News Innovation Program. Selected applicants will be announced next year.

Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media
In-person program, St. Petersburg, Florida, Oct. 1-6
“Monumental.” “Liberating.” “Life-changing.” That’s how alumni describe their experiences in our most recent leadership academy for BIPOC leaders. Kathy Lu, Poynter adjunct, will serve as lead faculty for the 2023 program. Apply between Jan. 4 and Feb. 17.

Lead With Influence
Online program, Feb. 7-28, July 10-31 or Nov. 6-27
One of our most popular programs in 2021 and 2022, Lead With Influence will take place three times in 2023. The online program was developed as a spin-off to the Leadership Academy for Women in Media, so the February and November programs will once again be open to women and nonbinary leaders only. Due to demand, we are excited to also host an all-gender cohort in July.

Lu will also be the lead faculty for Lead With Influence. Register as soon as you know you want to attend; this is a first-come, first-served program. Check out the February program here.

Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders
In-person program, St. Petersburg, Florida, April 24-28
This popular seminar for journalists with up to five years of total experience as people managers will take place just once in 2023. Poynter adjunct faculty Chris Sheridan will be the program director. Applications will open soon. Review the 2022 program page here.

Executive Leadership Summit
Online program, Sept. 11-13
This is a three-day, online gathering designed for top-level media leaders who can set the tone and vision for the future of their enterprise. Poynter’s Sitara Nieves will be the lead faculty. Applications will open soon. See the 2022 program page here.

Reporting, writing and editing

NEW! ACES Certificate in Editing
Self-directed course bundle, available starting in February
Our most popular training program ever is getting a major reboot. Set to relaunch early next year, this course has been completely revamped and consists of more than 20 hours of learning designed to get you thinking about accuracy, verification and language. The price right now is $150, with a significant discount for members of ACES: The Society of Editing. Coming soon!

NEW! Beat Academy
Webinar series, available starting in March
Beat Academy is our new approach to help you cover the issues percolating in your community, and to do it faster and better. We’re tackling a series of topics — the impact of private equity, climate change, immigration, the roll out of the American Rescue Plan Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, health care and crime. Over the course of the year, our webinars will provide you with the background, sources, inspiration and ideas to produce distinctive stories.

During our easy-to-follow 90-minute sessions, you will hear top-level journalists tell how they covered a particular story and share their reporting tips. Leading experts will answer your questions on the drivers behind the stories you cover. You’ll learn how you can tap into the data that applies in your market, and get annotated lists of experts and deeper data guides. Sign up here.

Level Up: Critical Skills for Local Reporters
Online program, October TBD
We launched this master-class level program for reporters in 2022, and we’re excited to host it again in October 2023. Poynter’s Kristen Hare will lead the program. Registration will open in 2023. See the 2022 program here.

Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship 2023-2024
In-person and online program, application opens in January
Hare also co-leads this yearlong fellowship that blends training, mentorship and work experience. Applications for the fellowship program open in January and the opening session will take place in August. See the most recent cohort here and apply here.

Power of Diverse Voices: Writing Workshop for Journalists of Color
In-person program, Nov. 15-18, St. Petersburg, Florida
One of our hallmark programs, this writing workshop will return in 2023. Tom Huang will lead the program. Applications will open soon. Review the 2022 program page here.


GlobalFact 10
In-person and online program, June 28-30, Seoul, South Korea
The world’s largest fact-checking summit, hosted by Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network, will take place in South Korea in 2023. See the GlobalFact 9 program page here.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email and let us know. We are actively creating new teaching programs and will continue to roll out more training.

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Mel Grau is the senior product specialist at The Poynter Institute, focusing on Poynter's training experiences and newsletters. She previously edited The Cohort, Poynter’s biweekly…
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