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

August 18, 2017
Teaching Date
Dec. 3-8, 2017
The Poynter Institute

The Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, taking place the week of Dec. 3, 2017, at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train journalists of color working in digital media.

Please note: The application deadline for this event has passed.


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. The program will be structured to encourage open, candid discussion and mentoring, and participants will walk away with not only strong leadership skills, but a built-in support system for the future. All participants will get one-on-one coaching, seek and analyze 360 feedback, and create a personal leadership strategy.

Poynter and the National Association of Black Journalists will convene a group of 25 U.S.-based journalists. Because of the small size of the class, the selection committee will give preference to emerging leaders currently working in digital media who can demonstrate an aptitude and potential for leadership through current projects and references.

Who Will Benefit:
Journalists of color working in the digital space with leadership responsibilities or demonstrated leadership potential.

Thanks to the generous support of the program’s naming sponsor, TEGNA, as well as sponsorship from The New York Times and the Scripps Howard Foundation, tuition for the academy is free. Employers are encouraged to support participant travel. A limited number of travel stipends will be available.

Questions? Email us seminars@poynter.org.

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