Press Room

  • Privacy is Dead, Long Live Privacy!

    By Robert C. Power, professor of law at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pa.

    Critics of new technology often complain that it is destroying privacy. They are partially correct – things that used to remain private because they were inaccessible are now painfully public.

  • 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.

  • Poynter To Share Space with Two New Digital Startups

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 28, 2014) – The Poynter Institute announced that it will share unused space at its St. Petersburg, Fla. campus with two digital startup firms. The move comes one week after Poynter unveiled its new strategic vision, which focuses on it being an incubator for innovation in the media industry and optimizing its campus space to host other innovative companies.

  • Poynter and Associated Collegiate Press Join Forces to Train Journalism’s Best and Brightest Students

    The Poynter Institute and Associated Collegiate Press to provide college media students and their advisers exclusive discounted access to innovative e-learning journalism training.

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 21, 2014) – College media students and their advisers can begin receiving discounted access to online journalism training via The Poynter Institute’s e-learning site, News University, as an additional membership benefit from Associated Collegiate Press.

  • Poynter President Tim Franklin Unveils New Strategic Direction

    Focus on Digital Innovation, International Expansion, Custom Teaching and Thought Leadership to Transform Journalism For The Future

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 20, 2014) — At one of the most critical times in journalism’s history, The Poynter Institute’s president, Tim Franklin, has launched a new mission for the Institute, outlining Poynter’s key role in media transformation. It includes the development of Bridge Lab, a digital hub for linking innovative strategies and ideas to practical applications in newsrooms and classrooms.

  • Three-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist from The New York Times Joins Poynter as Adjunct

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 9, 2014) — New York Times reporter David Barstow, whose work has won three Pulitzer Prizes in the last decade, is joining The Poynter Institute’s adjunct faculty.

    Barstow will contribute to, the Institute’s successful media news blog, which draws nearly 5 million unique visitors yearly and teach for News University, Poynter’s e-learning site.

    Barstow, a senior writer at The Times, is known for his relentless, precise reporting and his gifts as an investigative storyteller.

  • Poynter Names Digital Media Leader Seth Liss as Its New Digital Editor

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 30, 2014 — The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, today named award-winning Washington NPR digital editor, Seth Liss, as its new Digital Editor for Poynter.

    Liss will lead the institute’s successful media blog, which draws nearly 5 million unique visitors yearly.

    In his role, Liss will expand and overhaul Poynter’s digital presence and lead a conversation on today’s relevant media issues for Poynter’s digital audience, which includes journalists, media professionals, scholars and those who are interested in journalism.

  • The Poynter Institute and Turkish Media Association Launch Innovative Journalism Training Program

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 16, 2014) – The Poynter Institute, the leading educator of journalists worldwide, has announced it will partner with the Media Association in Turkey and leading journalists to develop a cutting-edge international initiative, Poynter NewsU Turkiye.