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Applications Open For Poynter’s Leadership Academy For Diversity In Digital Media

The Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media is now accepting applications for their 2018 cohort. The transformative, tuition-free leadership program trains journalists of color working in digital media to thrive, personally and professionally.

This seminar is honest about the challenges for journalists of color in management roles. It also provides the connections, confidence, and skills to overcome them. In a survey following up with participants from the 2017 academy, alumni report:

  • 94 percent tap into their cohort for ideas and support
  • 88 percent have more confidence
  • 100 percent apply something they learned at least once a week

Mizell Stewart III, vice president of news operations at USA TODAY Network, will return to lead our 2018 program in December, bringing with him all-star faculty and fresh sessions. Accepted applicants will have direct access to top media executives, receive practical advice on career planning and gain a deep understanding of what it takes to successfully lead today’s digital news organizations.

The program runs from Dec. 2-7 at The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Fla. It is structured to encourage open, candid discussion and mentoring, and participants will walk away with not only strong leadership skills, but a built-in support system for the future. All participants will get one-on-one coaching, seek and analyze 360-degree feedback and create a personal leadership strategy.

Deadline to apply is Aug. 17.

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