Sara McCloskey ‘15 was accepted into this year's spring cohort of the Poynter Institute’s annual Leadership Academy for Women in Media. The renowned program is dedicated to inspiring innovation and inclusion for women who hold leadership roles in the media industry.
This past spring, McCloskey began the week-long program which included training sessions, guided workshops, and prestigious speakers. Traditionally, each cohort would convene at the institute’s Florida headquarters, but since last fall, Poynter has been offering a virtual experience for participants.
The Leadership Academy is designed to address the need for diversity, equity, and inclusion in breaking barriers and creating change as newsroom leaders. The program’s training focuses on the individuality of each member and how reflecting on their own experiences, and learning about one another's, is critical as they continue to grow in their field.