Previous Specialized Reporting Institutes


2016

The Poynter Institute
Deadly Force
August 25-26, 2016
Chicago, IL

Chicago Public Media
Covering the Gap: The Impact of Economic Inequality
October 11-13, 2016
Chicago, IL
Resources for Journalists

The Poynter Institute
Building an Engaging Newsroom
November 10-12, 2016
Chicago, IL
Resources for Journalists

2015

The Poynter Institute
Covering Ebola and the Next Killer Contagion
January 21-22
Washington, D.C.
$32,000
Resources for journalists

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
Covering the U.S. Visa System in Your Own Backyard
April 10-12
Chicago, Illinois
$41,930
Resources for journalists

Community Media Workshop
Keeping the Peace, Peacefully: A Journalism Workshop on Police, Race and Community Relations
April 23-25, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
$41,981
Resources for journalists

The Poynter Institute and Drake University
Nominating a President 2016: How to Cover the Iowa Caucuses
June 21-24, 2015
Des Moines, Iowa
$42,000
Resources for journalists

The Poynter Institute, Access Living and ADA 25 Chicago
Fresh Angles: Covering Disability within Education, Employment, Healthcare and Housing
November 2-3, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
$32,000
Resources for journalists

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
Covering Water in a Changing World
November 12-13, 2015
Gainesville, Florida
$42,219
Resources for journalists

2014

The Poynter Institute
Obamacare: Covering What Comes Next
January 16-18
College Park, MD
$42,000
Resources for journalists

Follow the Money
How to Uncover Fraud Connected to the ACA
June 16-18
Boston, MA
$40,000
Resources for journalists

Society of Environmental Journalists
Covering the Regulation of Shale Gas and Oil Development in the U.S.
June 22-24, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA
$41,960
Resources for journalists

The Poynter Institute and Education Writers Association
Covering the Common Core
June 24-25
Chicago, IL
$32,000
Resources for journalists

Follow the Money
Fueling Investigative Reporting for the 2014 Elections
August 14-15, 2014
Missoula, MT
$45,000
Resources for journalists

The Poynter Institute
Covering Veterans and Suicide / Mental Health Issues
Sept. 2014
$32,000
Resources for journalists

2013

The Poynter Institute
Covering Guns
April 1-3, 2013
St. Petersburg, Fla.
$45,000
Resources for journalists

The Medicare NewsGroup
Covering Medicare: Care, Costs, Control and Consequences
May 5-7, 2013
St. Petersburg, Fla.
$39,890
Resources for journalists

Michigan State University School of Journalism
Grading the Teachers
May 8-10, 2013
Detroit, Mich.
$46,900
Resources for journalists

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and Investigative Reporters and Editors
Covering Big Agribusiness in the Heartland
May 30 – June 2, 2013
$37,000
Resources for journalists

Hofstra University's Lawrence Herbert School of Communication and National Center for Suburban Studies
Poverty in the Suburbs: The New Poor, the Old Poor and the Growing Poor
September 26 – 27, 2013
$36,644
Resources for journalists

Borderzine and University of Texas at El Paso
Immigration Reform: Immigration from the Border to the Heartland
September 26 – 29, 2013
$39,981
Resources for journalists

UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Reporting Sex Trafficking: Local Problem with Global Dimensions
November 14 – 16, 2013
$41,785
Resources for journalists

2012

New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans: Battle on the Homefront
March 5-7, 2012
Boston, Mass.
$45,000
Resources for journalists

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, DePaul University and The Poynter Institute
Covering Globalization at the Local Level
March 19-21, 2012
Chicago, Ill.
$41,000
Resources for journalists

Sunlight Foundation
Investigating Super PACs
April 21-22, 2012
Washington, D.C.
$41,000
Resources for journalists

The Poynter Institute
Covering Child Sex Abuse
July 9-10, 2012
St. Petersburg, Fla.
$42,000
Resources for journalists

Local Media Association and AP Managing Editors Foundation
Stress, Suicide and the Economy — the Recession and Mental Health
July 16-17, 2012
Chicago, Ill.
$40,500
Resources for journalists

California State University at Fullerton and the Orange County Press Club
Covering Social Protest Movements in an Age of Social Media
Sept. 27-29, 2012
Fullerton, Calif.
$41,000
Resources for journalists

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Covering Youth Violence
Oct. 24-26, 2012
Chicago, Ill.
$35,000
Resources for journalists

2011

Suburban Newspapers of America Foundation and AP Managing Editors Foundation
Covering the Impact of the Economic Crisis on American Families
April 4-5, 2011
$35,000
Resources for journalists

New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University
Tracking Stimulus Dollars and Covering the Budget Crisis in Your Community
May 10-12, 2011
Boston, Mass.
$50,000
Resources for journalists

Society of American Business Writers and Editors
Covering Public Pensions
June 1-3, 2011
Phoenix, Ariz. $40,000
Resources for journalists

Arizona State University
Covering the Census
June 16-17, 2011
Phoenix, Ariz. $50,000

American University
Political Polling
June 17-18, 2011
Washington, D.C. $35,000
Resources for journalists

Middle Tennessee State University
Covering Islam in the Bible Belt
Aug. 21-23, 2011
Nashville, Tenn.
$40,000
Resources for journalists

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies
Elections 2012
Oct. 25-27, 2011
St. Petersburg, Fla. $50,000
Resources for journalists

2010

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas
Cross-border coverage of U.S.-Mexico drug trafficking
March 26-27, 2010
Austin, Texas
26 journalists (13 from the United States, 13 from Mexico)
$50,000

Citizen Advocacy Center
Legislative redistricting, which is especially timely with the 2010 Census
June 17-18, 2010
Chicago, Illinois
20 Illinois journalists

The Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College
Tribal Justice? Reporting on Crime in Native America
June 25-26, 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico
$50,000

The Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University
Covering the Green Economy
June 28-30, 2010
Phoenix, Arizona
$50,000

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies
Investigating Local Government on a Budget
Aug. 29-31, 2010
St. Petersburg, Florida
$50,000

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies
The Gulf Oil Disaster: Covering What Comes Next
Aug. 23-25, 2010
New Orleans, Louisiana
$50,000
Resources for journalists

2009

Washington State University
Reporting in Virtual Spaces
April 6, 2009
Pullman, Washington
$45,000

University of Tennessee
Specialized Reporting Institute on Nuclear Energy
July 16-18, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee
$48,000

DePaul University
An Inside Look at Chicago’s Bid for the 2016 Olympics
September 13-15, 2009
Chicago, Illinois
$50,000

Ohio State University: Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Reporting
McCormick Energy Solutions Conference
Oct. 20-22, 2009
Columbus, Ohio
$50,000

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Census 2010 Bootcamp
Oct 26-28, 2009
Ann Arbor, Michigan
$47,000

2008

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies
Covering War at Home
May 19-21, 2008
St. Petersburg, Florida
$50,000

Ohio State University: Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Reporting
Climate Change Conference
Oct. 12-14, 2008
Columbus, Ohio
$50,000

Journalism Center on Children & Families, University of Maryland
Communities in Flux: The Impact of Economic Turmoil and Shifting Demographics
Nov. 16-18, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
$50,000

2007

Foundation for American Communications
Covering the Hidden Economy: Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector
May 16-18, 2007
Wheaton, Illinois
$50,000

International Reporting Project, Johns Hopkins University
Covering Homeland Security
May 20-23, 2007
Washington, D.C.
$50,000

Drake University, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Covering the Presidential Nominating Process
June 4-6, 2007
Des Moines, Iowa
$50,000

National Press Foundation
Presidential Campaign 2008 - Preparing Journalists to Cover the Candidates' Healthcare Plans
Nov. 11-14, 2007
Washington, D.C.
$50,000

2006

University of Arizona
Covering Immigration Reform
April 18-21, 2006
Tucson, Arizona
$50,000