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  • Grant to Poynter from McCormick Foundation Funds Free Reporting Workshops

    Topics for teaching this fall include covering income inequality and creating an engaging newsroom

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Sept. 8, 2016) — To encourage quality local journalism, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has renewed its longstanding commitment to free workshops for journalists through a $500,000 grant to The Poynter Institute.

  • Poynter Institute Reports Surplus in 2015, Reflecting Major Revenue Increases, Reduced Expenses and Gains from Land Sale

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2016) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, reported a nearly $900,000 surplus in 2015, continuing a trend of steady financial improvement.

    The Institute’s finances were bolstered last year by a 32 percent increase in revenue, a reduction in expenses and gains on the sale of vacant land near its campus here.

    Excluding the gain from real estate, Poynter posted an operating deficit last year of $1.3 million. About $500,000 of that loss was the result of one-time expenses, including severance costs.

  • Media Strategist Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, USA TODAY Network VP Mizell Stewart to Lead Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

    Other featured faculty in the Poynter-NABJ program include Reddit’s Mark Luckie, Univision Digital VP Donna Byrd and MSNBC’s Rashida Jones

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Aug. 11, 2016) – Prominent leaders in the startup, tech, media and academic fields will headline the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, a transformational leadership program for journalists of color.

  • Applications Now Open For Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

    Featured faculty include media strategist Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Reddit’s Mark Luckie, Univision Digital VP Donna Byrd and MSNBC’s Rashida Jones

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 18, 2016) – The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) are now accepting applications for the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, a transformational leadership program for journalists of color.

  • Poynter Institute Names Ernest Hooper, Demorris Lee as Co-Directors of Write Field Program for Minority Youth

    The Write Field is a dynamic academic enrichment and mentoring program for middle school minority boys in St. Petersburg, Florida

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (July 15, 2016) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has tapped two veteran communicators and mentors, Ernest Hooper and Demorris Lee, as co-directors of the Institute’s Write Field program.

    Hooper is the Hillsborough community editor and columnist at the Tampa Bay Times.

  • Poynter News University and the American Copy Editors Society Launch Advanced Training for Editors

    Industry leaders team up to create transformational career-building program

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (July 11, 2016) – The Poynter Institute, the global leader in journalism, and the American Copy Editors Society, the premier professional organization for editors, have partnered to create an advanced online training program for editors and writers seeking to hone their skills.

  • Poynter to Spotlight Media Innovators in 2016 Revenue Tour

    Global leader in journalism offers exclusive access to groundbreaking media organizations in November trip

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 6, 2016) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, will showcase ground-breaking revenue models through an exclusive study tour of leading digital innovators Nov. 14-18. The Media Innovations Tour is a unique opportunity for industry executives to explore game-changing strategies at legacy and digital media companies in the U.S., including The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times and Quartz.

  • Poynter’s News University, world’s largest online journalism learning platform, to promote journalism talent with $758,000 from Knight Foundation

    New funding will support News University redesign to engage new audiences and provide journalists with digital age training

    St. Petersburg, Fla. (June 28, 2016) — To promote the growth of talent, leadership and learning in journalism, The Poynter Institute will remake its News University platform with $758,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. New funding will allow Poynter to build a mobile-friendly platform that is more responsive to the needs of its audiences.

    The new plan marks the first major upgrade to News University in seven years.

  • Poynter Summit Will Explore 10 Years of Lessons Learned and the Future of Audience Engagement

    Instagram’s Lila King, founder of CNN iReport, to keynote daylong 10UP Summit

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 22, 2016) – Ten years after the launch of CNN iReport, a groundbreaking initiative inviting news consumers into the reporting process, The Poynter Institute is convening industry leaders on Aug. 29 in New York City for a unique summit on the state of audience participation in journalism.

  • Poynter Announces the 2017 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

    The Third Year of Transformative Seminar Promises Stand-Out Speakers, Expanded Offerings and International Applicants

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (June 15, 2016) — The Poynter Institute will once again offer a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train digital media’s best and brightest women in early spring of 2017.

    The third Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, offered to 28 participants, will take place the week of March 19-24, 2017, at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.