Poynter organizes workshops on covering jails [US]

Posted on Nov 26, 2019 in Specialized Topics

Journalists interested in criminal justice reporting can apply for this free training.

Poynter, in partnership with The Marshall Project and the Vera Institute of Justice, is organizing "A journalist’s guide to covering jails" Jan. 22 and 23, 2020 in Dallas and March 5 and 6, 2020 in Baltimore.

Participants will learn the causes and consequences of local jail incarceration and explore some ways that communities are addressing the issue. 

The program will be led by Al Tompkins, senior faculty for broadcast and online at Poynter.

Accepted applicants will receive most meals and hotel but must cover their own travel.

The deadline is Dec. 2 for Dallas and Jan. 10, 2020 for Baltimore.