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  • Poynter, NABJ Announce Inaugural Class for Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

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

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Oct. 24, 2016) – The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) are pleased to announce the 2016 class for the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, a transformational leadership program for journalists of color.

  • H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest to be Honored with Poynter’s Distinguished Service to Journalism Award

    Award will be presented to media entrepreneur, philanthropist and Founder of The Institute for Journalism in New Media at The Poynter Institute’s annual Bowtie Ball

    St. Petersburg, Florida (October 17, 2016 ) — In recognition of his commitment to independent journalism and public-interest reporting through innovative funding channels, The Poynter Institute will present H.F.“Gerry” Lenfest with Poynter’s 2016 Distinguished Service to Journalism Award at its annual Bowtie Ball.

  • 'America’s Writing Coach' and Author, Roy Peter Clark, Will Retire from The Poynter Institute at the End of the Year

    Clark will continue to work for the Institute on special projects through the end of 2017, including teaching writing programs

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2016) – The Poynter Institute announced today that Roy Peter Clark, its first faculty member nearly four decades ago, will retire from full-time status at the end of this year.

  • 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.