One of the best training seminars I’ve attended as a journalist was at the Poynter Institute in Florida. I took a four-day intro to multimedia session taught by Al Tompkins, which set me on my way to new beginnings in video journalism.
Now the highly-regarded school for journalists is accepting applications for its 2010 Fellowship for College Journalists. The fellowship is from May 16 to 28, although the deadline for applications is March 1. It’s a very prestigious fellowship and you would make connections there to very smart journalists whose knowledge you can tap into long after the fellowship is over.