Applications now open for three distinct leadership programs for women in media

November 6, 2019

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Newsrooms too often fail to reflect the communities they serve. According to the most recent diversity survey from the American Society of News Editors, women account for only around 40% of leadership in U.S. newsrooms.

The Poynter Institute helps tackle this issue through leadership training and community building for women journalists, most notably through our three Leadership Academies for Women in Media.

If you (or a colleague) are a woman-identified leader who needs more support to advance in your media career, apply for this popular program by Nov. 30.

Leadership Academy for Women in Media

In-person seminar at the Poynter Institute, Feb. 23-28; April 19-24; or Oct. 4-9

Now in its sixth year, this highly competitive and transformative program focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of digital media leadership. Sessions will cover how to develop effective management styles, handle difficult conversations, manage burnout, master negotiation tactics and find newsroom allies. We will host three women’s leadership academies in 2020, each open to 30 participants.

These programs are structured to encourage open and candid discussion, exploration of issues unique to women, and hands-on mentoring. Participants will walk away with strong leadership skills, feedback from their colleagues, individualized career plans and a built-in support system of peers.

Cost: $1,095. Deadline: Nov. 30. Apply now.

How Any Journalist Can Earn Trust

In-person seminar at the Poynter Institute, Feb. 10

Stop thinking of distrust in journalism as an unsolvable, big-picture problem. Instead, find concrete ways everyone in your organization can work to demonstrate credibility and earn trust every day.

In this one-day workshop with the leaders of Trusting News, you’ll hear what we’ve learned about the most common causes of mistrust. You’ll see what newsrooms are already doing to address mistrust, and how we know it’s working. And, you’ll leave the workshop feeling more optimistic about your relationship with your community and be ready to empower your colleagues to take ownership of the problem of trust.

Cost: $39. Deadline: Nov. 29. Apply now.

ACES In-Depth Editing Online Group Seminar (Fall 2019)

Online Group Seminar, Nov. 10—Dec. 15, 2019

This in-depth editing online group seminar is for experienced editors who are seeking to move their work to a new level. You’ll hone your skills and edit strategically, going beyond editing for style, grammar and punctuation.

When you’re done, you will have expertise in substantive editing and know how to use critical thinking skills across multiple platforms and disciplines. You’ll also get coaching and feedback from the experts at the ACES: The Society for Editing.

Cost. $449. Deadline: Nov. 9. Enroll now.


Poynter/ACES Advanced Editing Certificate Training Package (Fall 2019)
Online group seminar, Nov. 10 – Dec. 12
This is Poynter’s most advanced editing certificate. It contains the Poynter ACES Certificate in Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing and an Online Group Seminar starting Nov. 10. Deadline: Nov. 9Cost: $600. Enroll Now.

MPA/Poynter: Executive Development Program
In-person, New York City, Dec. 3-4
The Poynter Institute and MPA – The Association of Magazine Media — are teaming up to provide aspiring publishers with a unique opportunity to accelerate their careers. MPA leaders can now nominate applicants for the first Poynter/MPA Executive Development Program, which includes a two-day career accelerator in New York. Deadline: Nov. 4. Cost: Free for accepted applicants. Apply Now.

The Media Transformation Challenge (MTC) Program: A Poynter Institute Executive Fellowship
In-person seminar at the Poynter Institute, Jan. 2020 – Jan. 2021
Fellows in the executive-level Media Transformation Challenge, which began in 2007 as the Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University, will come to Poynter in 2020 for week-long sessions and year-round coaching to improve the sustainability and profitability of their news organizations. Apply by Dec. 1. Apply Now.

Media Innovation Tour
In-person, Oct. 26-30, 2020

In this weeklong tour, you will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of major media organizations in Washington D.C. and New York City. Apply by Aug 1. Cost: $8,250. Apply Now.

Poynter Leadership Academy
In-person, Sept. 20-25
This is Poynter’s premier seminar for high-potential managers to refine their leadership styles and update their understanding of management trends. Apply by Aug 3. Cost: $1,750. Apply Now.


Poynter Producer Project
Online: March 10-April 7; In-person: March 27-29
This unique seminar will help you expand your expertise as a TV producer with new writing, storytelling, coaching and ethical decision-making skills. We’re combining the best of online learning with in-person coaching and mentoring to help you tell stronger stories and make those tough calls on deadline. Apply by Feb. 17. Cost: $550. Apply Now.

TV Power Reporting Academy
Online: Sept. 8-Oct. 6; In-Person: Sept. 25-27
In this hybrid online and in-person training, you will get individual feedback on your work, hone your critical thinking and learn to find the stories that others miss. When you’re done, you’ll have a toolkit full of practical skills and a roadmap to move your career ahead. Apply by Aug. 17. Cost: $550. Apply Now.


Trusting News Webinar Series
Webinar No. 3, April 8, at noon Eastern
Empower your journalism organization to demonstrate credibility and earn trust with this series of five webinars led by Trusting News founder and director Joy Mayer. Cost: Free. Enroll Now.

Summit for Reporters and Editors
In-person, May 3-8

In this week-long specialized training, you will learn to use digital approaches and narrative writing techniques to transform your work, whether it’s a daily story or a major project. Apply by March 27. Cost: $1,550. Apply Now.

Teachapalooza: Front Edge Teaching Tools for College Educators
In-person, June 5-7

This seminar will get you up-to-date on the technology and trends that shape journalism, show you the latest ways educators are using innovation in their classrooms, and focus on data storytelling and new storytelling platforms. Apply by April 30. Cost: $350. Early-bird pricing: $299 for first 50 registrants. Apply Now.

The Power of Diverse Voices
In-person, Nov. 12-15, 2020
This transformative four-day seminar will help journalists from a wide spectrum of backgrounds find their voices and build skills for writing opinion pieces and personal essays. Apply by July 31. Cost: Free for selected applicants. Apply Now.


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