Poynter offers writing workshop for journalists of color

Poynter is offering a free workshop for journalists of color.

“Power of Diverse Voices: Writing Workshop for Journalists of Color” is taking place Nov. 18-21.

The (workshop) is a transformative, four-day seminar that helps journalists of color find their voice and build skills for writing opinion pieces and personal essays. Opinion writing plays a vital role in explanatory, features and watchdog journalism, and is important in a thriving democracy. Led by Tom Huang, this seminar will foster the diversity of voices necessary in the profession and train the next generation of opinion writers from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. You will learn both through instruction as well as intensive coaching in small writing groups. You will focus on fact-based opinion writing — and using social media to spark a conversation — across platforms.

Applications are due by Aug. 23. Apply here.