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  • 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.

  • Poynter Announces Groundbreaking Training Initiative on Drone Journalism

    The innovative program, in partnership with Google News Lab, features workshops with The Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska, the National Press Photographers Association and DJI.

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2017) – The Poynter Institute, Google News Lab, Drone Journalism Lab, National Press Photographers Association and DJI have unveiled an innovative program to train journalists in using drones, or unmanned aerial systems, for their news coverage. The program, which features hands-on workshops and online teaching, is powered by the Google News Lab.

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

    Transformative Seminar to Focus on Critical Skills for Next Generation of Digital Media Leaders

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Jan. 19, 2017) – The Poynter Institute, the global leader in journalism, is pleased to announce the 2017 class for the Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media.

    The 28 international participants, chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants, represent need and diversity across ethnicity, geography, technology platforms, organization size and skill sets.

  • Poynter Names Kelly McBride to its Board of Trustees

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Jan. 13, 2017) – Kelly McBride, vice president of The Poynter Institute and one of the country’s leading voices on media ethics, has been named a member of Poynter’s Board of Trustees.

    McBride has been on Poynter faculty since 2002 and was named vice president in 2014. The world’s largest newsrooms, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR and the BBC, frequently seek her advice for internal decisions and quote her expertise in their stories.