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  • 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.

  • The Poynter Institute and Facebook to Partner on Innovative Journalism Certificate

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2017) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, announced today it will work with Facebook to develop a 2017 training 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.

    This certificate will focus on a series of e-learning courses on Facebook and Instagram products, tools and services for journalists.

  • Poynter Receives $1 Million Gift from Craig Newmark Foundation to Fund Faculty Chair in Journalism Ethics

    Contribution will expand the Institute’s teaching, research and thought leadership in advancing trustworthy journalism and in countering deceptive practices in the media.

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2016) – The foundation of Web pioneer and philanthropist Craig Newmark is giving The Poynter Institute, the global leader in journalism, $1 million to fund a major, multi-year initiative in journalism ethics.

  • Poynter’s New Class of National Advisory Board Members Includes Prominent National Broadcaster, Pulitzer Winner, News Executives and Academic Thought Leaders

    Institute’s advisers now will include CBS News’ “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson, CNN Digital Vice President Mitra Kalita, Washington Post Pulitzer-winning Reporter Wesley Lowery, Arizona Republic Publisher Mi-Ai Parrish, San Francisco Chronicle Editor Audrey Cooper and Educator Jon Funabiki.

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2016) – The Poynter Institute, the global leader in journalism, announced today the addition of six members to serve on its National Advisory Board (NAB).

  • Applications Now Open For Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

    Featured faculty include Melissa Bell, Michelle Ferrier, Raju Narisetti and Vivian Schiller

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Nov. 1, 2016) – The Poynter Institute is now accepting applications for the 2017 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, a transformative program that provides women the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of media leadership. For the first time, the program is open to international applicants.

  • 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.