Stephen Buckley

Poynter Trustee

Contact Information

Phone: 727-553-4354
General Information

Stephen Buckley was previously the Dean of Faculty at the Poynter Institute where he was in charge of all education programs. Before coming to Poynter, Buckley was the first publisher of, the website of the St. Petersburg Times, now the Tampa Bay Times.

He also served as managing editor of the Times, and before that, he was the paper’s World Editor, directing coverage of national and international news. In 2006, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Times Publishing Company.

Buckley spent twelve years reporting at The Washington Post, first as a metro reporter for five years and then as a foreign correspondent. He served as the paper’s Africa bureau chief based in Nairobi, Kenya and then Brazil bureau chief, based in Rio de Janeiro.

He currently is a regional judge for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, and he has been a Pulitzer Prize juror three times.

In 2002, he won the Paul Hansell Distinguished Journalism Award from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, one of the state’s highest writing honors. In 1998, he won the National Association of Black Journalists first place award for international reporting, and the InterAction award for humanitarian reporting. He also was a finalist for a Livingston Award for his reporting from Kenya.

Buckley graduated from Duke University. He is married with two children.

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