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Subject These webinars are good for your health
Date August 29, 2023 1:01 PM
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Get reliable data, expert guidance and meaningful story ideas with our upcoming health webinars
Reporting on health and wellness is one of the most exciting and challenging beats in journalism. Poynter wants to be your partner in keeping the communities you cover safe, happy and well.
That's why we're delivering a series of healthcare-related journalism training opportunities.
This Wednesday, join Poynter's Kelly McBride and experts from the CDC as they walk you through databases designed to enhance and empower your reporting around difficult but important local stories ([link removed]) .
In September, our Beat Academy ([link removed]) experts, in partnership with KFF Health News and KFF, will present two sessions on a variety of timely health-related issues, from tracking the opioid settlement money to thorny Medicare questions.
We believe that journalists should be equipped with powerful data, expert advice and great storytelling know-how. Scroll down to see Poynter's upcoming training designed to help you elevate your journalism.
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Strength in Numbers: How to Use CDC Data to Upgrade Your Mental Health Reporting
Webinar, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern
In advance of Mental Health Awareness Month in September, Poynter and the CDC are teaming up to help journalists tell better stories.
During this free 90-minute webinar, journalists will get an overview of CDC-maintained public databases and learn how to use them to access national-, state- and county-level injury and death data, including deaths by suicide, gun violence and more.
Acquiring basic skills in these databases will allow you to quickly supply valuable context for a wide range of news, including stories on breaking news, public policy, community initiatives and fact checks. Enroll before Aug. 30.
Cost: Free.
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Beat Academy: Health News Your Audience Can Use (2023)
Webinars, Sept. 7 and Sept. 21, 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern
Beat Academy’s September sessions on health care emphasize the bottom line for patients and taxpayers.
In partnership with KFF Health News and KFF, we'll present two sessions that cover tracking the ways opioid settlement money will be spent, disputing medical bills, struggles with medical debt, the impact of Medicaid funding cuts, and the choices seniors will need to make soon between Medicare and Medicare Advantage.
Cost: $75.
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Leadership Academy for Women in Media (2024)
Applications are open Aug. 1-Sept. 8, 2023
Join a cohort of more than 550 leaders in news and media who have transformed their careers — and created a ripple effect in the journalism industry — through this competitive Poynter program. It is designed for those who directly manage people and are within their first five years of formal leadership experience.
We will host three leadership academies at Poynter in 2024, each open to 30 participants: March 18-22; May 20-24; and Sept. 23-27. Each academy is unique, with different instructors, new workshops and a diverse mix of participants from all over the world. Key lessons could include how to beat back imposter syndrome, tackle difficult conversations, delegate with purpose and navigate ethical issues.
Our program welcomes all women, including cis and trans women, as well as nonbinary and gender nonconforming journalists who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women in media. Apply before Friday, Sept. 8, 2023.
Cost: $1,300. Scholarships available.

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Level Up: Critical Skills for Local Reporters (2023)
Online group seminar, Oct. 3-Nov. 14
The secret to success isn’t getting to the biggest newsroom; it’s creating the career you want where you are.
This weekly interactive program will provide reporters with the most relevant and practical skills needed to boost their reporting expertise and drive their professional development. Master-class level instruction on key concepts includes reporting and writing, investigations, trauma-informed interviewing, fact-checking and self-editing.
Cost: $750.
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Power of Diverse Voices
In person, St. Petersburg, Florida, Nov. 15-18
This transformative, four-day seminar helps journalists of color find their voices and build skills for writing opinion pieces and personal essays. This seminar will take place at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, and will feature teaching sessions, small group workshops and daily writing time. Apply by Sept. 15. Cost: Free. Apply now. ([link removed])
Lead with Influence
Online group seminar, Nov. 6-27
This four-session virtual workshop is especially designed to help women and nonbinary journalists in the industry use their social capital to lead with influence. Cost: $600. Apply now. ([link removed])
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In-person gala, Nov. 18 in Tampa, Florida
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