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  • In Celebration of Sunshine Week and National FOI Day, The First Amendment Foundation and The Poynter Institute Launch the Sunshine Certificate

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 16, 2016) – To commemorate Sunshine Week and today’s celebration of National Freedom of Information Day, the First Amendment Foundation and The Poynter Institute have launched a new online “Sunshine Certificate” to help educate elected officials, attorneys, journalists and citizens on open government laws.

    The online “Sunshine Certificate” programs combine the best of the First Amendment Foundation’s training with the flexibility of online learning.

  • Poynter, ONA Announce 2016 Class for Women’s Leadership Academy

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

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (March 10, 2016) — The Poynter Institute and Online News Association (ONA) are pleased to announce the 2016 class of women leaders selected for the tuition-free ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media.

    The participants, chosen from a pool of more than 400 applicants, represent need and diversity across ethnicity, geography, technology platforms, organization size and skill sets.

  • Poynter Names Three Acclaimed Journalists, Industry Experts as Adjunct Faculty for 2016

    Award-winners Danielle Ivory of The New York Times and Mizell Stewart III of Journal Media Group join audience engagement authority Joy Mayer in teaching at Poynter

  • Owners of Three Tampa Bay Major Professional Sports, in Rare Joint Appearance, to Speak at Poynter Institute

    Global Leader in Journalism Gathers Owners of the Lightning, Rays and Bucs to Discuss Business of Professional Sports with National Sports Editors’ Conference and Public

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2016) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, announced today that it will convene the owners of the three major professional sports franchises in the Tampa Bay area in a rare joint appearance at the Institute on Feb. 29.

  • Poynter Institute Announces Initiative to Fact-Check Claims About Global Health and Development

    Collaboration among The Poynter Institute, PolitiFact and Africa Check will bring accountability and public context globally to complex regional issues

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  • The Poynter Institute and GateHouse Media, LLC Launch Customized Training Initiative

    Global leader in journalism joins forces with leading newspaper publisher to create innovative professional development program

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2016) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, announced it will work with GateHouse Media, LLC, publisher of more newspapers than any company in the nation, on a 2016 training certificate program for company journalists.

    Poynter worked closely with GateHouse to create detailed professional development programs, targeting specific journalism skills.

  • Poynter Institute Names Clark Bell, Longtime Journalism Program Director for the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, as an Adviser

    Bell will help shape some of the institute’s critical teaching initiatives to strengthen journalism in democracies around the world

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2016) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has recruited Clark Bell, the longtime Journalism Program Director for one of America’s largest foundations, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation in Chicago, as an adviser.

    Bell will work with Poynter on a contract basis to help shape some of the institute’s most ambitious teaching projects around the country and the globe.

  • Journalism Leader Anders Gyllenhaal Named Chair of National Advisory Board at Poynter Institute

    Gyllenhaal, McClatchy’s vice president for news, fills position left by ESPN’s Rob King, who joins the Board of Trustees

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2016) – Anders Gyllenhaal, vice president for news and Washington editor at The McClatchy Company, has been appointed chair of the National Advisory Board for The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism.

  • Applications Now Open For 2016 Online News Association-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

    Featured Faculty Include Hearken’s Jennifer Brandel, Upworthy’s Amy O’Leary and ProPublica’s Sisi Wei

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2016) — The Poynter Institute and the Online News Association (ONA) are now accepting applications for the 2016 ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train digital media’s best and brightest women.

  • The Poynter Institute Unveils Major Redesign of its Industry-Leading Site,

    Innovations include cleaner, bolder design for all devices and greater integration of Poynter’s educational programs

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2016) – The Poynter Institute today unveiled a newly designed, the leading publisher of media news and information that draws 9.6 million unique visitors a year. New features include streamlined navigation, smarter search, deeper integration with Poynter’s journalism teaching and clean, mobile-friendly design.