Poynter Results

  • In-person teaching

    Poynter Producer Project

    What Will I Learn:

    • How to find stories that others miss
    • How to find a focus for your story
    • A framework for making ethical decisions on deadline
    • How to write clear, clean copy
    • Techniques for managing peers, managers and subordinates

    Who Should Take This Course:

    Producers at any stage in their career, including associate and newscast producers as well as executive producers.


  • In-person teaching

    Poynter Leadership Academy

    At Leadership Academy, you’ll receive personalized 360-feedback from your boss, peers and direct reports. You’ll also receive expert one-on-one coaching from Poynter faculty — and learn how to give actionable feedback to others. You’ll return home with more confidence in the strengths you have to develop your newsroom staff and better serve your audiences.

    You’ll learn how to:

    Adjust your leadership style to get the results you want.

  • Commentary


    The Cohort: ‘Don’t call me "dear," f**kface,’ and other ways to approach anger at work

    The Cohort is Poynter's bi-monthly newsletter about women kicking ass in digital media.

    Alicia Shepard once had an outburst of anger that she’ll never forget. Shepard, the ombudsman for NPR at the time, was attending a board of directors meeting for a group of news ombudsmen. She was one of two women in the room and was years younger than everyone else.

  • Tips/Training


    How to choose an approach that resolves conflict

    There are many styles of conflict resolution--from competition to avoidance. Experts say each of us tends to have a “default style.” Yet our preferred approach won't work in every situation.

    You need to understand each style, especially if you are in a leadership role in your organization, and when to use it. Here are five styles, drawn from the work of conflict scholars Kenneth Thomas and Ralph Kilmann, and tips on using them effectively.


  • In-person teaching

    Poynter Leadership Academy

    Listen to Shawna VanNess, Deputy Assistant Managing Editor at Newsday:

    “I consider my time at Poynter to have been a week-long detox, of sorts, that helped me recognize my best work habits and objectively look at what I want to do better, smarter or simply in a more purposeful way. To have been given the opportunity to DO all this in the company of my peers from all over the world, in sessions taught by a dazzling lineup of faculty mentors, is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a journalist.”

  • In-person teaching

    Poynter 2017 Innovation Tour: Inside America’s Leading News Organizations

    Last November’s tour was a hit with participants from abroad and the U.S. Besides news company executives, academia and foundations were represented.

    To allow for dialogue with news leaders, participation is capped at 12. We expect spots to fill early on a first-come, first-served basis—so enroll now.

    Here’s our schedule:

    Washington D.C.┃Oct. 15-17, 2017

  • Tips/Training


    From competition to avoidance: 5 styles of conflict resolution

    Experts in conflict resolution say people tend to have a “default style” -- a preferred approach that typically we rely on. Here are five styles, drawn from the work of conflict scholars Kenneth Thomas and Ralph Kilmann. Which one are you apt use, especially in difficult conversations?

  • In-person teaching

    Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media (December 2017)

    The interactive, week-long academy will focus on critical leadership skills journalists of color face on the path to leadership in digital journalism and technology. Sessions will explore developing effective management styles; understanding journalism business models; navigating newsroom and digital culture; building collaborative teams; managing across differences; audience engagement; emerging technologies; and coaching critical thinking.

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