Quoted

Poynter has shaped every part of the writer and person I am. At Poynter I wrote the first story I was proud of. I made some of my closest friends. I learned to be a more patient, focused editor. Every time I walk into the building I am struck by a sense of possibility and an expectation for excellence. I’m proud to be part of that energy.”

Kelley Benham, St. Petersburg Times
Enterprise Editor,

At the Institute

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.

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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.