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Teachapalooza: Front-Edge Teaching Tools for College Educators

May 15, 2018
Teaching Date
June 8-10, 2018
The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, FL

Teachapalooza is the place to catch up, power up and re-ignite your passion for teaching. Join us June 8-10, 2018, at the Poynter campus in St. Petersburg, Fla., for three fast-paced days of relevant, cut-to-the-chase learning for journalism educators.

Check out this year's schedule here

Teachapalooza 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. Even more, you’ll join a lasting community of journalism educators who share your passion for shaping the next generation of journalists.


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    Al Tompkins

    Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online

    The Poynter Institute

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    Ann Christiano

    Frank and Betsy Karel Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communications

    University of Florida

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    Kathleen Culver

    Assistant Professor; James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    Ramon Escobar

    Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and Vice President for Talent Recruitment and Development

    CNN Worldwide

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    Jeremy Gilbert

    Director of Strategic Initiatives Organization

    The Washington Post

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    Mark E. Johnson

    Senior Lecturer, Journalism

    Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia

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    Joy Mayer

    Audience Engagement Strategist

    Adjunct Faculty, Poynter and the University of Florida

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    Bethany Swain


    The University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism

At Teachapalooza you’ll learn:

  • How newsrooms are using social media, and how you can teach with these tools
  • Fact-checking and fake news detectors
  • The latest on drones, virtual reality and 360-video

We will inspire your teaching with our Show and Share sessions taught by YOU, the participants who share the coolest new ideas you are trying out in your classrooms.


Who Will Benefit:

College educators who teach journalism, communication, advertising, public relations, television, radio, online and social media classes.


Seminar Costs/Payments:

The cost of the seminar is $299. Your seminar lunches are not included and are $12 each, including tax and tip for a total of $36. In your acceptance letter, after you apply, we’ll send you a link to pay online for the tuition and lunches.

The hotel is not included in the price of the seminar. For the purposes of budgeting, the hotels nearby (we’ll send you a link to book in your acceptance letter) charge about $130 per night, plus tax. Other meals and incidentals are on your own dime.

Questions about the program? Please email seminars@poynter.org or call 727-553-4704.




"I go to a good number of meetings and conferences during the course of a year and not all of them are focused on teaching. This event really focused you for three days on teaching. Not just the content of what you're teaching but how you're presenting that content."

George Daniels, Assistant Dean of Administration, The University of Alabama

"I keep coming back to Teachapalooza. This is my third time. I keep coming back because I keep learning. Every time I'm here I learn something new and you realize you're never too old to learn so I just can't wait to share the information with my students."

Carrie Moniot, Student Media/New Media Advisor, Robert Morris University
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