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The Media Transformation Challenge (MTC) Program: A Poynter Institute Executive Fellowship

Covering the 2020 Census – South Florida

The Power of Diverse Voices: The Poynter Minority Writers Workshop

Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders (Winter)

TV Power Reporting Academy

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The Media Transformation Challenge (MTC) Program: A Poynter Institute Executive Fellowship

How to Avoid Being Sued: Defamation Law in the 21st Century

How to Cover the Arts on Any Beat (Webinar)

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Copyright in 2019: The internet is not your photo archive

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PolitiFact’s Mueller Report Book Club Live

Demystifying the “TQ” in LGBTQIA Coverage

Trusting News Webinar Series

Curso práctico de verificación de hechos

Building Successful News Partnerships

A Reporter’s Guide to Getting It Right

Will Work for Impact: Fundamentals of Investigative Journalism (Fall 2019)

HIV in 2019: Stories Beyond a Medical Lens

Storytelling with Les Rose: Tips, Tricks and True Tales

Table Stakes: Poynter’s Local News Innovation Program

Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

Understanding and Interpreting Polls (International)

Conducting Interviews That Matter

Choosing the Best Photos for the Story

Digital Tools to Improve Your Workweek

The Flying Camera: Drone Photography Skills Webinar Series

Broadcast Writing: Write Like You Talk

How Newsrooms Can Use WhatsApp to Combat Fake News

Dear Reader: Accomplish More With Your Newsletter

Understanding and Interpreting Polls

Audience Analytics for Reporters

Writing for the Ear

Lousy Listeners: How to Avoid Being One

Leadership Academy

Covering Jails: Addiction Behind Bars

How to Surface Stories in a Saturated Social Media Environment with Dataminr

Avoiding Plagiarism and Fabrication

Introduction to Reporting: Beat Basics

Handling Race and Ethnicity

Freedom of Information and Your Right to Know

Journalism Fundamentals: Craft & Values

Where Do Good Story Ideas Come From with Lane DeGregory

Journalism and Trauma

Telling Stories with Sound

Beyond the Inverted Pyramid: Creating Alternative Story Forms

Will Work for Impact: Fundamentals of Investigative Journalism

Reporting Workshop for Rising Stars

The Power of Diverse Voices: The Poynter Minority Writers Workshop

Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders (Winter)

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Poynter ACES Certificate in Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing

Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing

Copyright Law and Fair Use for Journalists

Five Motivators to Engage Viewers: A Poynter Tutorial

Find Focus for Your Video Stories: A Poynter Tutorial

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Start Your Video Story with a Strong Open: A Poynter Tutorial

Building Trust on Facebook

Write Your Heart Out: The Craft of the Personal Essay (January 2019)

Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media (Fall 2019)

Covering Immigration Enforcement

Grow Audience Via Social Media: Digital Experiences That Drive Results, Part 4

TV Power Reporting Academy

The Interview

Digital Experiences That Drive Results: Strategies for Creating Compelling Content Series

Starting Your Own Site 101: Lessons from Local, Part 5

Planning and Executing Your Strategy: Digital Experiences That Drive Results, Part 5

Improve Search Optimization: Digital Experiences That Drive Results, Part 2

Target and Engage Your Audience: Digital Experiences That Drive Results, Part 1

The Writing Process: 10 Steps for Coaching Writers

Taking the Reins: Growing into Your Role as an Editor

Planning and Design for the Big Story

Reporting on the Cannabis Industry

Writing with Voice and Structure with Lane DeGregory

Sweat This, Not That: Real Rules vs. Grammar Myths

Hooked on Junk News: Breaking Bad Habits and Rebuilding Trust in the Media

Trust-Building Strategies for Journalists

Curating Content: How to Aggregate Coverage

Fact-Checking and Debunking: Covering Rumors, Hoaxes and Gossip

Craft Effective Direct Outreach Messages: Digital Experiences That Drive Results, Part 3

How Local and National Journalists Can Work Together to Cover Breaking News: Lessons from Local, Part 4

Reporting on Polls: Headlines, Margins of Error and Other Fundamentals

Untangling the Weeds: Strategies for Substantive Editing

Writing Online Headlines: SEO and Beyond

News Literacy Primer: How to Evaluate Information

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Math and Numeracy Primer: How to Write About Numbers

The Art of the Link: Why Hyperlinks Matter and How to Do Them Well

Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age

Fundamentals of Editing

News Sense: Building Blocks Of News

News Sense: The Building Blocks of News

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Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More

Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course

We Can’t Do More with Less — Here’s How to Say No: Lessons from Local, Part 3

Writing and Editing with Lane DeGregory

Secrets of a Successful Newsletter: Lessons from the Lily

Making Emotional Connections With Local Audiences Through Design

Wikipedia: What Journalists Need to Know About One of the World’s Largest Websites

Fact-Check It: Digital Tools to Verify Everything Online

How Newsrooms are Making (Some) Money That’s Not from Advertising: Lessons from Local, Part 2

Investigative Reporting: From Numbers to Narrative

Turning Journalism Students Into Visual Storytellers

Leveraging Your Visual Journalism Skills Within the Organization

The Rights and Limitations of a Journalist to Photograph and Record in Public

Five Small Things That Have Made a Big Difference in Local Newsrooms: Lessons from Local, Part 1

Lessons from Local: Innovation Strategies for Newsrooms Series

Covering Mass Shootings

Getting Off the Beaten Path: Opportunities for Journalists in Marketing

10 Keys to Improve Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Staff

Covering the American Muslim Community: Ideas and Insights to Guide Your Reporting

Upgrade your Transcription and Audio Editing Workflows with Descript

Living Under the Volcano: What Every Journalist Needs to Know About the News Business

The Art of the Interview with Lane DeGregory

Cultivating Local News Communities with Facebook Groups

The Power of Public Records

The Power of Public Records

After the Texas Shooting: What Journalists Need to Know About Guns and Ammo

A Creative Approach to Analytics

Investigative Reporting in the Wake of a Disaster

Find Stories in Data Faster and Collaborate Better with A Digital Tools Tutorial

Narrative Writing on Deadline

It’s All About the Voice: How to Make Your Writing Sing

Best Practices for Reporting on Mass Shootings

Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise

Build Interactive Data Visualizations with Tableau Public: A Digital Tools Tutorial

Ethics of Journalism

Getting Beyond Stereotypes: Better Disability Journalism

How to Edit Marketing Materials with Savvy and Sense

Spotting the Red Flags: How to Verify Information

Language Primer: Basics of Grammar, Punctuation and Word Use (Public Edition)

Build and Monetize Reader Relationships with A Digital Tools Tutorial

Slimming It Down: Cutting Content for Different Spaces

The Storyteller as an Investigator: How to Turn a Tip into an Investigation

The Art and Science of Editing

The Secret of Making Complicated Facts Easy Reading

The Lead Lab