The goal of this online, expert-led and practical training is simple: We want to help journalists ask more informed questions and demand more solid answers about five complex issues facing America in the 2022 midterm election cycle.
Our experts will teach journalists the essential insights they have to know to effectively cover climate change, inflation and the economy, health care and drug costs, immigration, campaign finance, guns and gun control, and disinformation.
Our teaching team includes a top expert on health care who testifies before Congress, a Pulitzer Prize-winning immigration reporter and a climate expert from Climate Central. These won’t be stale lectures but instead will be tailored to journalists seeking context and clarity on behalf of their communities.
More than ever, this training is vital for busy, resource-strapped journalists who might otherwise settle for campaign talking points, allow candidates to talk in rhetorical circles or amplify common falsehoods online.
Tuition is covered by a grant to Poynter and MediaWise from the Google News Initiative. The funder has no influence over the content of the seminar or the faculty. The non-partisan workshop is produced by Poynter’s senior faculty Al Tompkins who has five decades of journalism experience and is a key instructor for Poynter’s digital literacy program.
This online training is adapted from the in-person workshop Poynter held in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Aug. 2, 2022.
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