into the USF St. Petersburg master's degree program in Journalism and Media Studies are eligible to participate
in one or more Poynter Institute seminars or conferences. Participation
in Poynter Institute programs is limited, competitive and by invitation
only from the Poynter Institute faculty.
Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists
and teachers of journalism. It's acrosss the street from USF St.
The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism, dedicated
to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders. It is across
the street from the USF St. Petersburg's campus.
must notify their adviser of interest in a seminar no later than
a semester in advance of the term in which that seminar is offered;
the adviser will consult with Poynter Institute faculty to determine
availability of space and to place students in the most appropriate
Poynter faculty have final say in who is accepted to participate,
and they base that decision on qualifications and experience.
students who have not been to a seminar are given priority. Our
hope is that everyone who wishes to take a Poynter Institute seminar
will be able to do so at least once during his or her studies.
Poynter seminars usually run from Sunday night to Friday afternoon,
five to eight hours daily. Once accepted into a seminar, students are required
to attend every session and participate to the extent allowed by
the seminar leader.
To receive graduate credit for the seminar, students must:
- Receive a permit and register
for MMC 6936 (3) Professional Colloquium.
a daily journal on ideas and activities.
a paper or report on some topic or issue out of the seminar,
relying not only on seminar content but outside reading and
other materials as well. Discuss the topic with an adviser
prior to getting started.
a report on the seminar to graduate students either in a class,
colloquium or forum in the fall or spring. The
goal is to provide for the graduate program community a condensed
version of the seminar, highlighting the major topics and issues.
students may also use The Poynter Institute's
Eugene Patterson Library, with checkout and copying privileges.