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  • Poynter’s News University, world’s largest online journalism learning platform, to promote journalism talent with $758,000 from Knight Foundation

    New funding will support News University redesign to engage new audiences and provide journalists with digital age training

    St. Petersburg, Fla. (June 28, 2016) — To promote the growth of talent, leadership and learning in journalism, The Poynter Institute will remake its News University platform with $758,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. New funding will allow Poynter to build a mobile-friendly platform that is more responsive to the needs of its audiences.

    The new plan marks the first major upgrade to News University in seven years.

  • Poynter Summit Will Explore 10 Years of Lessons Learned and the Future of Audience Engagement

    Instagram’s Lila King, founder of CNN iReport, to keynote daylong 10UP Summit

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 22, 2016) – Ten years after the launch of CNN iReport, a groundbreaking initiative inviting news consumers into the reporting process, The Poynter Institute is convening industry leaders on Aug. 29 in New York City for a unique summit on the state of audience participation in journalism.

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

    The Third Year of Transformative Seminar Promises Stand-Out Speakers, Expanded Offerings and International Applicants

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (June 15, 2016) — The Poynter Institute will once again offer a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train digital media’s best and brightest women in early spring of 2017.

    The third Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, offered to 28 participants, will take place the week of March 19-24, 2017, at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • First International Online Course on Polls and Surveys launched by AAPOR, ESOMAR, WAPOR and Poynter

    Innovative program partners international opinion research organizations with global leader in journalism training

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 11, 2016) – The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the World Association for Social, Opinion and Market Research (ESOMAR) and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) have partnered with The Poynter Institute to launch the first-ever international online training program for journalists to help improve media coverage of polls and survey results around the world.

  • AOJ to Join Forces with ASNE, Turn Over Writing Seminar to Poynter

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 10, 2016) – The Association of Opinion Journalists announced today that it will be turning over its programming and signature training on the evolving craft of opinion journalism to the American Society of News Editors and The Poynter Institute.

    AOJ members will become members of ASNE, one of the nation’s leading proponents of fair and principled journalism, First Amendment rights, freedom of information and open government, following a vote of the full ASNE membership at the organization’s convention in September in Philadelphia.

  • McClatchy Company and Poynter Institute Extend Training Partnership

    Innovative program, now in fourth year, to focus on leadership training

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 25, 2016) – The McClatchy Company, a leading provider of high-quality news and information, will extend for a fourth year its partnership with The Poynter Institute, an international leader in journalism education.

    Poynter will work closely with McClatchy leaders to provide customized training that addresses McClatchy’s strategic 2016 goals, including a series of in-person leadership training sessions led by Poynter’s Butch Ward.

  • RTDNA Partners With Poynter For Training

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 21, 2016) – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has joined forces with The Poynter Institute to provide its members with access to Poynter’s most popular journalism training resources. Active members of the association will enjoy discounts to a wide range of webinars, self-directed courses, online group seminars and in-person training from Poynter’s distinguished faculty, the industry’s brightest minds and most accomplished journalists.

  • Broadcasting Icon Tom Brokaw to be Honored with Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 31, 2016) – Legendary journalist and New York Times best-selling author Tom Brokaw will be awarded the 2016 Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism that serves democracy. Brokaw, best known as news anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004, will be honored in an event in St. Petersburg, Florida on Dec. 9.

    The Poynter Institute has long been an invaluable resource for excellence in journalism as a result of its research, publications and seminars,” Brokaw said.

  • Poynter and National Association of Black Journalists Partner to Develop New Digital Leadership Program

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 29, 2016) – The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists will partner to create a transformational leadership program for journalists of color working in digital media.

    This intensive, tuition-free program will address the unique issues journalists of color face on the path to leadership in digital journalism and technology organizations.

  • Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network and Duke Reporters’ Lab to Hold First Conference on Automated Fact-Checking

    “Tech & Check” is first conference to explore the promise, challenges of automated fact-checking

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 28, 2016) – Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network and the Duke Reporters’ Lab will host “Tech & Check,” a landmark event on March 31-April 1 to explore ways technology can be used to make fact-checking faster and smarter.