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As a Poynter 365 member, you can receive private training from our industry-expert faculty. Below you will find each faculty member's specialties and topics of expertise. To schedule time with one of our faculty members, please email members@poynter.org or contact us at (727) 821-9494.


Roy Peter Clark

Specialties: Reading, writing, language, grammar, media criticism, political language, coaching, leadership, strategic planning, ethics, journalism education and standards and practices


Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Specialties: Digital innovation, user-generated content, online communities, participatory storytelling, social media, digital storytelling, creativity, innovation and workplace culture


Kelly McBride

Specialties: Ethics, writing policies and standards, covering sexual assault, vulnerable sources, covering suicide and mental health, investigative reporting, covering religion, covering the police/crime beat and beat reporting 


Al Tompkins

Specialties: Writing and storytelling for TV and online, TV reporting, TV producing, ethical decision-making, investigative reporting, resume video critiques, storytelling video critiques, photojournalism and editing


Butch Ward

Specialties: Leadership and management; managing a staff through change, leading the newsroom to a digital-first focus, coaching writers, improving the newsroom's story ideas, diversifying coverage, election coverage, prioritizing your workload and editing and writing. 

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