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Poynter Institute to Train Michigan Journalists and Producers

April 14, 2023

Al Tompkins

On Tuesday, June 20, The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is dedicating an intensive day of training for one of the most essential people in our newsrooms, newscast producers and journalists.

This full day workshop is led by Al Tompkins, who has trained thousands of producers worldwide. Graduates of his Poynter Institute workshops and seminars lead network and local newsrooms and ownership groups. This is a highly interactive, practical and fast-moving experience that is loaded with real-life examples that you will be able to apply on your next shift.

This workshop is ideal for newscast producers, journalists, Executive Producers, Associate Producers, college students who aspire to produce newscasts and leadership and management who want to learn the language of teaching and inspiring emerging producers. Assignment Editors who have attended these workshops tell us they benefited from learning some of the pressures that producers face every day.

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is the world’s leading instructor, innovator, convener and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens. In partnership with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Poynter is offering a learning opportunity for Michigan journalists who want to strengthen their skills.

Click here for more details and to register.


Tuesday, June 20th
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Journalism and Producer Sessions

5:00PM - 7:00PM
Networking Rooftop Reception


The MAB has secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $169/night. Please follow the link below to book your room by June 6, 2023.

Canopy by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown
131 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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