It’s essential for journalists to always be learning and growing, and I believe Poynter is the best educational resource for the news community. I love being part of their tireless effort to improve and advance journalism.

Crystal Lauderdale, Patch.com
Regional Trainer for South Florida

At the Institute

  • Poynter and The National Press Club Journalism Institute to Host “Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership”

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 19, 2014) ⎯ The Poynter Institute, in partnership with the National Press Club Journalism Institute, will co-host a national forum on the issues, challenges and opportunities for positive change for women in journalism and media leadership.

    The aftermath of The New York Times’ firing of executive editor Jill Abramson has sparked a national conversation about the current newsroom culture for women in leadership.

  • Poynter and Pioneer News Group Partner To Create Customized, Strategic Journalism Training Program

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 16, 2014) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has entered an innovative partnership with the Pioneer News Group to offer up-to-date training structured to meet Pioneer News’ strategic editorial goals.

    The agreement is the third major training alliance Poynter has entered this year with media organizations – each designed to meet the specific needs of the organization. Earlier this year, Poynter announced custom training programs with the E.W. Scripps Co. and the McClatchy Co.

  • Poynter Names Kelly McBride Vice President of Academic Programs

    Nationally Renowned Writer, Teacher and Thought Leader To Lead Poynter’s Educational Efforts With Curriculum Enhancement and E-Learning Focused on Digital Innovation

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 5, 2014) – The Poynter Institute today named Kelly McBride, nationally renowned writer, teacher and thought leader, as its new Vice President of Academic Programs. In this newly-created position, McBride will lead Poynter’s teaching team and oversee all its educational efforts, both in person and online.

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.