Summit for Reporters and Editors in Multi-Platform Newsrooms (October 2020)
In a 24/7 news cycle, how do you build the skills to report, write and edit stories that connect with your audience? Throughout this intensive week of training and personalized coaching, our lineup of award-winning journalists and expert teachers will show you how digital approaches and narrative writing techniques can transform your work—whether it’s a daily story or a major project. This unique program will boost the skills of reporters and editors who seek greater impact and relevance in digital and multi-platform newsrooms.
Two tracks will help you dive more deeply into beat/enterprise reporting and editing. And we’ll come together in large group sessions to explore the common threads that will help you tell more powerful stories, no matter what role you play in your organization. In the process, you’ll explore the tools and techniques that will help you thrive in the digital age. At the end of this high-impact week, you’ll leave Poynter with a personal action plan to put what you’ve learned into practice.
Who Should Apply: Reporters and editors, as well as bloggers, citizen journalists, copywriters, creatives, educators and freelance/independent journalists. Colleagues will also benefit from attending together. You’ll create a shared understanding of your challenges, brainstorm solutions and improve collaboration. Reporters, bring your editors! Editors, come with your reporters! If you apply with a colleague, you’ll each receive a $100 discount.
Start: Sunday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.
End: Friday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.
Application Deadline: September 18
* Please note you will only receive an on-screen confirmation when you submit your application. After the deadline, everyone will be notified of their application status.
More about the program can be found here:
* By submitting this form, you acknowledge that Poynter may use its discretion to consider your application for relevant programs other than the one for which you applied. You understand that additional supporting materials might be necessary.
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Preferred Name For Badge (Nickname)
What is your Twitter handle? (Optional)
Preferred Address is:
Please list any dietary restrictions here (vegetarian, nuts, dairy, gluten, etc.). There may be several group meals for which we will have food delivered.
What's your pronoun?
Race/Ethnicity (Choose All That Apply)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Hispanic or Latinx
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Please provide a short bio here, written in third person. This will go in the seminar syllabus to introduce you to the other participants.
Job History: In 200 words or less, tell us what you've done in the past. Include a link to your online résumé or LinkedIn profile. (Optional)
Why you want to attend:
How did you hear about this seminar?
What track in the seminar would you prefer to be in?
Reporting - I write most of the time.
Editing - I spend most of my time editing the work of others.
Are you a current member of a journalism association? Choose as many as applicable. (Optional).
Excluding News University's online courses, list the program name(s) of any Poynter training you have received as well as the year you participated. (Optional)
Check here to acknowledge that you understand and will abide by Poynter's Code of Conduct. (REQUIRED)
I certify I have read and understand Poynter's Code of Conduct, which can be found here:
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