This seminar was exactly what I needed to get me up to speed on what are now fundamental multimedia skills. I cannot say enough good things. I am renewed and eager to dive in!

Marin Heinritz
2010 Seminar Participant, Essential Skills for the Digital Journalist

At the Institute

  • Poynter Gathers Media and Thought Leaders to Explore 25 Years of News on the Web

    Journalism and the Web@25 panel reflects the past, evaluates the present and examines the future

    NEW YORK CITY (July 30, 2014) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, held “Journalism and the Web@25: Lessons in Disruption, Evolution and Endurance” hosted at the Ford Foundation on July 29.

  • Two national ethicists team up on Everyday Ethics Podcast

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 28, 2014) - Poynter Institute media ethicist Kelly McBride and medical ethicist Art Caplan this week launched the twice-weekly podcast Everyday Ethics, where they will explore the moral dimensions of the serious and not-so-serious issues that pervade our daily lives. They’ve already discussed whether children should be allowed to play football, whether school dress codes are fair and if Chris Christie is a bully. Their most recent efforts provocatively examine the value of Wikipedia, the morality of using Redskins as a nickname and whether Dr.

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In the News

  • Tompkins: A Confidential Source and A Gag Order

    Taking information from a confidential source, especially for a case like this, is serious business. There is great peril in reporting around stories that have gag orders.” Poynter’s Al Tompkins (senior faculty, Broadcast and Online) said to a CBS News reporter for 48 Hours’ Crimsider.

  • Dunlap: The State of Journalism

    Poynter’s Karen Dunlap had a radio interview with Dan Maduri for NewsTalk Florida about the current state of journalism. Below are some of the responses to his question.

  • McBride: Leak Legislation

    Journalists make a really good argument about how it is impossible to run a democracy if they don’t know what their government is doing,” Poynter’s Kelly McBride, told TVNewsCheck about legislation meant to stop intelligence leaks.

Featured Video

Storytelling Tip: Use Five Motivators to Engage Audiences

The Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins shows how using five story motivators will help you create stronger stories.