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Subject How to advocate for your professional development
Date January 31, 2023 6:00 PM
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This week we expand Poynter’s capacity to teach innovation, design and product thinking, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging by welcoming Tony Elkins ([link removed]) as a full-time faculty member.
Tony is a founding member of the News Product Alliance and most recently served as Gannett’s product director and senior director of innovation. Plus, he’s a Poynter alum!
“I’ve often told people my journalism career can easily be categorized in two parts, before Poynter and after Poynter,” said Tony. He credits the Leadership Academy in 2013 as a turning point in his career.
As faculty, Tony’s portfolio will include co-directing the Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media ([link removed]) with Poynter adjunct Kathy Lu.
Meet Tony and Kathy on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at noon Eastern during a LinkedIn Live event ([link removed]) . They will preview the 2023 Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media, and share their advice for getting your boss to invest in your professional development. Mark your calendar here ([link removed]) .
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Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders
In-person program, St. Petersburg, Florida, April 24-28
It’s time to let Poynter help you jumpstart your management career.
Maybe you’re an inexperienced manager just starting your new role. Or maybe you’ve got a couple years of managerial experience but have had little leadership training. In either case, you could use some tools — along with a big dose of confidence.
This popular in-person seminar will help you build a strong foundation as a leader so your staff can engage and excel. Apply as soon as you’re interested. We always meet capacity for this program and will only offer it once in 2023.
Cost: $1,500. Apply by Feb. 27.
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Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media
In-person program, St. Petersburg, Florida, Oct. 1-6
With remote and hybrid work, it can be harder to make meaningful connections that enrich your career. Enter: Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media.
Part of the academy's signature experience comes from having honest conversations about the challenges for BIPOC journalists in management roles — with fellow BIPOC journalists and leaders. For many participants, this transparent environment offers what they don’t always get in their daily work: understanding and opportunities to unburden and heal.
The program structure and curriculum also provide participants the connections, confidence and skills to confront their challenges.
Meet incredible people. Build up your community. Change your outlook.
Cost: $500. Apply by Feb. 17.
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Beat Academy
Webinar series, March 2-Oct. 19

During a series of 90-minute, expert-led webinars, you’ll get tips, sources, inspiration and ideas to cover:
🤑 The growing reach of private equity (March 2, 16, 30)
🌊 Preparing for climate change (April 6, 13, 27)
💸 Tracking ARPA funds near you (May 4, 18)
🌎 New immigration patterns and challenges (June 8, 15)
🦺 Bringing a community focus to crime reporting (July 13, 20)
🩺 Health care trends in non-metro areas (July 27, Aug. 3)
❓Topic to be announced! (Sept. 7, 21)
✅ Misinformation (Oct. 5, 19)
Attend all 18 sessions over eight months or pick the ones you need the most. Sessions are for individual journalists or entire newsrooms, focus on impacting the stories you tell, and open the door for reporting grants up to $20,000.
Cost: $75 for individuals. Group discounts available.
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** Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship
In-person and online, Aug. 3, 2023-May 15, 2024
As a Poynter-Koch fellow, you’ll have the opportunity to find placement as a paid, full-time journalist at a participating news outlet, joining colleagues who are passionate about journalism and the critical role of the free press in society. You’ll learn from each other, on the job, and from a robust, real-world curriculum presented by seasoned, professional journalists.
✅ Review the full program page here ([link removed]) .
Cost: Free. Apply by March 10.
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ACES Certificate in Editing
Self-directed course bundle, available in February
Our most popular training program ever is getting a major reboot. Set to relaunch soon, this course has been completely revamped and consists of more than 20 hours of learning designed to get you thinking about accuracy, verification and language. The price right now is $150, with a significant discount for members of ACES: The Society of Editing.
GlobalFact 10
Online and in-person program, Seoul, South Korea, June 28-30
The world’s largest fact-checking summit, hosted by Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network, will take place in South Korea in 2023. See the GlobalFact 9 program page here ([link removed]) .
Executive Leadership Summit
Online program, Sept. 11-13
This is a three-day, online gathering designed for top-level media leaders who can set the tone and vision for the future of their enterprise. Poynter’s Sitara Nieves ([link removed]) will be the lead faculty. Applications will open soon. See the 2022 program page here ([link removed]) .
Level Up: Critical Skills for Local Reporters
Online program, October TBD
We launched this master-class level program for reporters in 2022, and we’re excited to host it again in October 2023. Poynter’s Kristen Hare ([link removed]) will lead the program. Registration will open in 2023. See the 2022 program here ([link removed]) .
Power of Diverse Voices: Writing Workshop for Journalists of Color
In-person program, Nov. 15-18, St. Petersburg, Florida
One of our hallmark programs, this writing workshop will return in 2023. Tom Huang ([link removed]) will lead the program. Applications will open soon. Review the 2022 program page here ([link removed]) .
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