Poynter.org changes begin; new site to finish launching in November
We are starting to roll out changes to Poynter.org that will continue over the next few weeks until the entire website is relaunched to serve you better.
Today we are introducing our new Training section, which integrates our in-person and online offerings so you can see all the ways to learn from Poynter about any topic we teach—writing or leadership, visual journalism or ethics.
We are also making it easier to learn about Poynter, whether you are an alum eager to catch up on the latest developments at the institute, a member of the St. Petersburg community who wants to attend our local events, or someone interested in supporting journalism and democracy.
In the next few weeks, you will see a new home page at Poynter.org, one that features the latest news about journalism and its future, along with the latest Institute news.
The Media News part of the new site is built around two areas:
- A Latest News section that includes Romenesko, Mobile Media and other headlines and reporting to keep you informed about how journalism is changing
- A new How To’s section that shows you how to apply what others have learned, with quick tools and techniques to help you create innovative journalism
Over the years, we have often heard that registration is an impediment to conversation. At the same time, Poynter believes in accountability for commenting. So our new website will use Disqus for comments, tied to a Facebook account or another verified identity. Registration will be required only for seminar applications or purchases.
You will begin seeing more of the new site in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, the appearance of this part of the site is consistent with the new Poynter.org.
I look forward to hearing your feedback on what you see now and what you hope to see in the future.