Press Room

  • Poynter Institute Taps CNN Editor Katie Hawkins-Gaar as New Digital Innovation Faculty Member

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 8, 2014) – Katie Hawkins-Gaar of CNN, a leading expert in user-generated content and producer of some of the network’s most prominent digital projects, has been named the new Digital Innovation Faculty member at The Poynter Institute.

    Hawkins-Gaar most recently oversaw the editorial team at CNN iReport, the network’s worldwide citizen journalism platform. While there, she managed the site and led the production staff that verifies user-created content for CNN.

  • Poynter Names Pulitzer Prize-winning Former Chicago Tribune Editor and Nieman Curator Ann Marie Lipinski As Trustee

    ESPN Senior VP Rob King Also Named New Chair of Poynter’s National Advisory Board

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 4, 2014) – Ann Marie Lipinski, the curator of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation and the former editor of the Chicago Tribune, has been named a member of The Poynter Institute’s Board of Trustees. And, Poynter announced today that ESPN Senior Vice President Rob King will become chair of its National Advisory Board next month.

  • Forty Years: The History of Poynter

  • Report Shows Big Gaps in Newsroom Training

    In some newsrooms, little training in the past year; in others, a lot; nearly 9 in 10 journalists could absorb more, especially digital skills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2014)— Even in the fast-changing digital age, a survey of 1,118 newspaper journalists conducted by The Poynter Institute with support from the John S. and James L.

  • ONA, Poynter Team Up for Innovative Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

    ONA, Poynter Team Up for Innovative Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 18, 2014) — The Online News Association (ONA) and The Poynter Institute will partner to create an intensive, tuition-free leadership program that addresses the unique needs of women in digital media.

    The ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, April 12-17, 2015, at Poynter’s campus in St.

  • Poynter Institute’s 2013 Fiscal Report Reflects Past Challenges and Investments in Future Growth

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 14, 2014)— The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, filed its annual return with the Internal Revenue Service today. The documents show a 2013 loss that reflects the continuing challenges of the news industry and the institute’s investments in its own transformation.

    For the year ending Dec. 31, 2013, Poynter spent almost $3.5 million more than it generated in revenues.

  • Statement by the Poynter Institute

    The University of South Florida System is exploring the purchase of property adjacent to its St. Petersburg campus.

    The USF System has signed a non-binding letter of intent with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies to transfer 3.7 acres of vacant land to the university.

    Under terms of the letter of intent, USF would purchase the land for $6.2 million.

  • Statement by the Poynter Institute

    The University of South Florida System is exploring the purchase of property adjacent to its St. Petersburg campus.

    The USF System has signed a non-binding letter of intent with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies to transfer 3.7 acres of vacant land to the university.

    Under terms of the letter of intent, USF would purchase the land for $6.2 million.

  • Letter from Poynter President Tim Franklin

    Dear Industry Colleague,

    I’m Tim Franklin, president of the Poynter Institute. I’m contacting you because Poynter would like to extend an exclusive opportunity to a select group of organizations like yours.

    If you’re looking for fresh inspiration on how to best balance your print and digital revenue streams and what new opportunities there are for revenue generation, then Poynter’s Media Innovations Tour: Reimagining Revenue Models study tour can provide you with strategic insights.

  • Poynter Names Five New Members to National Advisory Board

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 23, 2014) – Poynter, a global leader in journalism, is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to serve on its National Advisory Board (NAB). The new board members bring a breadth of expertise as media executives, digital journalists, academic leaders and award-winning reporters. They will help guide Poynter’s strategic direction across all areas, including digital innovation, thought leadership and academic expansion efforts. Each of them will begin their two year term in January 2015.