Poynter Institute Training
by Al Tompkins


8:00am - 4:00pm

The SEED Center
4310 Ryan St., Lake Charles

Fee for Lunch: $10

8:00am: Registration, Coffee & Networking
9:00am – Noon: Fighting Fake News (short break included)
Noon – 12:30pm: Boxed Lunch & Networking (with door prizes, $10 fee)
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Al’s Cool Tools (bring your cell phones)
1:30pm 2:00pm: Break
2:00pm – 4:00pm: The Power of Story – Tight Powerful Writing 

Seating is limited. Registration is required. Deadline is Friday, Nov. 24

In 2010, the Hector San Miguel Memorial Fund was established in honor of beloved American Press reporter Hector San Miguel, who lost his battle with leukemia in the prime of his life. Our mission is to remember Hector by honoring those who make 'relentless pursuit of the truth’ a priority in their life and work. In years past, we held awards luncheons to recognize champions of truth. This year, in the most unique journalism environment in modern history, we chose to honor Hector in a different yet equally meaningful way – by bringing The Poynter Institute to Southwest Louisiana.

Our board has approved the hiring of Al Tompkins, Senior Faculty for Broadcasting and Online at The Poynter Institute, to offer a day of professional workshops to journalists at no cost. 


Fighting Fake News – How to be a truth detective.

The Power of Story Anybody can gather facts, the power is in how you build a story to tell the facts.  Learn how to weave together images, sounds, words and production to make your stories unforgettable. Learn tips for tight, powerful writing and use them on your next shift.

Al’s Jaw-Droppingly Cool Tools Bring your mobile devices and learn how to turn them into machines that you can use in graphic design, video editing and mapping. Al will show you free and inexpensive apps and websites that will make you a social media ninja and more productive in a few minutes than most people are in hours.