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  • 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.

  • Poynter Alumni Newsletter: Reconnect, Keep Up and Stay in Touch

    Reconnect, Keep Up and Stay in Touch

    Keep up with changes in the journalism industry and stay in touch with your colleagues, peers and friends. Visit Poynter’s Alumni Facebook page to update your contact information, see what others alums are up to and tag photos. Join our Linked-In group to get and stay connected!

  • New Research Shows Wide Gap Between Professionals and Educators on Core Journalism Skills

    Digital Skills Less Important to Professionals than to Educators, New Poynter Survey Shows

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 9, 2014) – New research released today from The Poynter Institute, the leading educator of journalists worldwide, shows a wide divergence between professionals and educators in their thinking on the importance of core journalism skills.

  • Poynter to hold Global Fact-Checking Summit

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 4, 2014) – With fact-checking of politicians growing around the world, the Poynter Institute will convene the first Global Fact-Checking Summit, to be held in June in London.

    The conference, at the London School of Economics on June 9-10, will bring together about 40 fact-checkers from places such as South Africa, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, India, the United States, South America and Eastern Europe.

  • Poynter and Scripps Launch Customized, Innovative Journalism Training Program

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 3, 2014) – The Poynter Institute, the leading educator of journalists worldwide, will partner with the E.W. Scripps Co. on a cutting-edge program to deliver customized journalism training to staff members in its newspaper division.

    This is the second major training partnership Poynter has announced in the last month with U.S. media organizations. Scripps joins the McClatchy Co. in working with Poynter on custom training programs that are aligned with each company’s strategic editorial goals.

  • Leading Media Organizations Announce Training Alliance

    The Poynter Institute and American Society for News Editors to address changing needs of news organizations

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 26, 2014) – A personalized and flexible multi-year training alliance, aimed at consistently meeting the rapidly changing needs of news organizations, was announced today by The Poynter Institute and the American Society of News Editors.

  • Poynter India 2014

    Strengthening Journalism: Poynter Collaborative Learning Workshops in India

    The Poynter Institute is conducting a series of journalism workshops in India during March 2014. The workshops are designed to share American journalism training ideas and best practices with Indian journalists and educators, while exploring how to strengthen the ties between journalism and education in both countries.

    One of the missions of this workshop is to learn about the challenges facing journalists in India.

  • Poynter and McClatchy Expand Customized Training Program

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL (Feb. 18, 2014) — The Poynter Institute and The McClatchy Company will expand the training program they began last year.

  • Poynter Names Nationally Recognized Editor and Educator, Timothy Franklin, as Its New President

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., January 30, 2014 – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, announced today that its next president will be Timothy A. Franklin, a nationally recognized editor and educator.

    Franklin is managing editor of Bloomberg News in Washington. Previously, he was the editor of three metropolitan newspapers, and he was the founding director of the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University.

  • McCormick Foundation and Poynter announce reporting workshops on covering the 2014 elections, Obamacare fraud, Common Core and fracking

    Reporters and journalism educators can receive free travel and tuition to attend one of six seminars.

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL (Jan. 23, 2014) — To ensure citizens benefit from the best possible reporting on critical issues, The Robert R. McCormick Foundation and The Poynter Institute for Media Studies today announced six workshops on key issues for journalists in 2014.

    The seminars, called McCormick Specialized Reporting Institutes, carry out both organizations’ mission to create a strong democracy through an informed public.