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  • Poynter and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Announce 2017 Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

    Applications now open for tuition-free program led by Mizell Stewart III, vice president of news operations for the USA TODAY Network, and media strategist Ju-Don Marshall

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 13, 2017) – The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will once again offer a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train the best and brightest journalists of color working in digital media.

    Applications are now open for the 2017 Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media.

  • Poynter, Koch Foundation Create Program for College Journalists

    The project will encourage accountability reporting and robust civil dialogue on three campuses

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 8, 2017) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, and the Charles Koch Foundation are creating a program to provide training to student journalists and to encourage campus media to support and promote civil discourse around controversial topics.

    Poynter is partnering with the Associated Collegiate Press to identify three student media organizations to participate in the pilot of this initiative.

  • Amanda Hess to be Keynote Speaker at Raliance Media Summit

    RALLY Awards Finalists Announced.

    St. Petersburg, Florida (April 25, 2017) - New York Times David Carr Fellow, Amanda Hess, will offer keynote remarks at a national media summit advancing how the media approaches sexual violence and awarding excellence in journalistic coverage of sexual assault.

    Newsroom journalists are invited to attend the Summit: Changing the landscape: A dialogue with journalists reporting on sexual violence scheduled for May 9 at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington D.C.

  • Poynter Selects 21 News Organizations to Participate in its Local News Innovation Program

    The program is part of the groundbreaking work of the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative, designed to spur digital transformation in local news organizations

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 20, 2017) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has selected 21 news organizations to participate in the first year of a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation-funded initiative to accelerate digital transformation in local news.

  • Award-winning PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff to be Honored with Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 13, 2017) – Judy Woodruff, a pioneering broadcast journalist who has spent more than three decades at NBC, CNN and PBS, will be awarded the 2017 Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism. Woodruff, the anchor and managing editor of the “PBS NewsHour,” will be honored at Poynter’s annual gala in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Nov. 4.

  • The Poynter Institute and Facebook Launch Innovative Journalism Certificate

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 10, 2017) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, and Facebook announced today the release of a 2017 three-course certificate program for journalists.

    The curriculum is part of The Facebook Journalism Project, a new initiative to establish stronger ties between Facebook and the news industry.

  • International Fact-Checking Day Set for April 2

    Events from Johannesburg to Denver will highlight the initiative organized by the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, a global leader in journalism

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (March 30, 2017) – The International Fact-Checking Network at The Poynter Institute, in partnership with fact-checking organizations around the world, is coordinating International Fact-Checking Day, a global initiative to be held on April 2.

  • Award-Winning Journalist Indira Lakshmanan Named the Craig Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at Poynter

    Lakshmanan, a Washington columnist for The Boston Globe and longtime national and foreign correspondent, will join Poynter faculty to expand the Institute’s vital work in media ethics.

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 2, 2017) – Indira Lakshmanan, a Washington columnist for The Boston Globe and longtime national and foreign correspondent, will join the faculty of The Poynter Institute as the Craig Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics.

  • Initiative to End Sexual Violence in One Generation Announces Contest for Newsmakers in Partnership with Poynter Institute

    Raliance introduces The RALLYs, a new contest to award journalistic achievement in covering sexual violence.

    WASHINGTON, D.C.(Dwv. 21, 2017) – Raliance, in partnership with The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, announces the launch of the The RALLYs awards to honor the highest level of journalistic achievement in covering sexual violence. Together these national leaders recognize the importance of sexual violence reporting and the critical role journalists play in educating the public on this widespread, but preventable, issue.

  • Poynter Receives Grant from Knight Foundation to Strengthen Local Journalism with Digital Transformation Training and Expanded Coverage of News Innovation on Poynter.org

    Grant expands groundbreaking work of Knight-Temple “Table Stakes” in three-year Poynter program to assist news organizations in applying the project’s insights and best practices

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Feb. 13, 2017) – The Poynter Institute, the global leader in journalism, has received a three-year $881,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to strengthen local journalism through its teaching of digital and cultural transformation.