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  • Participant Media, Omidyar Network and The Poynter Institute Launch New Campaign Against Misinformation Inspired by the Film “Merchants of Doubt”

    March 2nd Event at Columbia Journalism School Kicks Off
    Nationwide Campaign Timed to Sony Pictures Classics Theatrical Release of the Critically-Acclaimed New Documentary from the Director of “FOODINC.”

    New York, NY / Beverly Hills, CA / St.

  • NY Daily News Washington Bureau Chief and Award-Winning Journalist James Warren Joins Poynter as Chief Media Correspondent

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 25, 2015 – James Warren, the Washington bureau chief for the New York Daily News and a former managing editor and Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune, will join Poynter’s digital team as chief media correspondent.

    In his new role, Warren will be the lead media news reporter for, generating Morning MediaWire, Poynter’s morning newsletter roundup of media news, as well as covering breaking news and writing in-depth stories on major issues.

  • Poynter-Cronkite Adjunct Faculty Training Program Now Accepting Registration

    Innovative Online Certificate Program Will Provide Classroom Management Training for Adjunct Faculty at Colleges and Universities Nationwide

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. , Feb.

  • Poynter and Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) Announce Partnership

    Poynter to provide organizational management to help grow AOJ membership and outreach efforts

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 18, 2015 - The Poynter Institute and the Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) have signed an agreement in which Poynter will provide management services to help increase AOJ’s engagement, membership and outreach. AOJ will now be based at The Poynter Institute in St.

  • Poynter Announces McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute Lineup for 2015

    Training For Journalists Will Focus on Covering Police-Community Relations, Water Issues, Visas, the Iowa Caucuses and Education

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2015) — To ensure that citizens benefit from the best reporting on key issues, The Poynter Institute today announced the 2015 McCormick Specialized Reporting Institutes. The subject-specific training workshops are designed to give journalists the knowledge, context and story ideas they need to cover critical topics in the news.

    Made possible with funding provided by the Robert R.

  • Poynter and The American Press Institute Team Up To Offer Digital Storytelling Summit for Washington DC-area College Students

    Students will learn key skill sets to navigate the digital media environment, expand networking opportunities and share ideas

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 11, 2015 — Poynter, a global leader in journalism education, and the American Press Institute are partnering to host a comprehensive Digital Storytelling Summit to teach college students advanced skills for today’s digital news environment and to provide a forum for student journalists and media leaders to network and share ideas.

  • Poynter and The National Press Club Journalism Institute Host Media’s Top Pundits to Discuss PunditFact and the Influence of Fact-Checking

    Panelists include CNN and ABC Contributor Donna Brazile, CNN Political Contributor Ana Navarro,The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker, and Jackie Kucinich from The Daily Beast

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 5, 2015) ⎯ The Poynter Institute and the National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI) will co-host a Feb. 10 forum at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to take an in-depth look at the impact of PunditFact.

  • Poynter Announces New Interactive Learning Fellowship

    in Honor of News University Founder Howard Finberg

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan.

  • Applications Now Open For ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

    Featured Faculty Include Quartz’s S. Mitra Kalita, Poynter’s Kelly McBride, and Facebook’s Liz Heron

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2015) — The Poynter Institute and the Online News Association (ONA) are now accepting applications for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media (#digitalwomenleaders). Led by prominent women leaders in the startup, tech, media and academic fields, faculty will include S.

  • Poynter and Gannett Join Forces to Create Transformative Journalism Training Program

    Robust, integrated program will help training journalists in the “Newsroom of the Future”

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2015) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism education, will partner with the Gannett Co., Inc., the nation’s largest news publisher, to train thousands of Gannett’s U.S. Community Publishing journalists.

    The training supports a strategic transformation in Gannett’s newsrooms. Each news organization — and each job — has been reshaped and revitalized to serve readers better.