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  • 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, Poynter.org

    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 Poynter.org, 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.

  • St. Petersburg Police Reaffirm Support for Poynter Institute’s Write Field Program

    Police chief emphasizes key role of Poynter program in community

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2016) – St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway reaffirmed the department’s support of the Poynter Institute’s dynamic Write Field initiative in a meeting today with recently named director Dr. Christopher Warren and Poynter President Tim Franklin.

    “This is a great program to help the next generation of young men,” Holloway said during a presentation to commemorate the department’s financial support of the Write Field, now in its fifth year at Poynter.

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  • The First Amendment Foundation Will Add Offices at The Poynter Institute and Partner on Training Programs and Events

    ‘Sunshine’ Certificate, seminars and other open-records events highlight 2016 training

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2015) – The First Amendment Foundation, a 31-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to open government in Florida, announced today that it will add offices and move its administrative management from Tallahassee to The Poynter Institute here.

  • Poynter Institute Names Dr. Christopher Warren of the University of South Florida as Director of its Write Field Program for Minority Youth

    The Write Field is a dynamic academic enrichment and mentoring program for middle school minority male youth in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 10, 2015) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has tapped Dr. Christopher Warren as its director of the Institute’s Write Field program.

    Dr. Warren has served the Write Field initiative as a mentor and succeeds Kenny Irby, a Poynter faculty member who left the Institute in November. Dr.

  • American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) to Relocate to Poynter Institute as Part of New Partnership

    Poynter to provide management of annual ASBPE awards, membership, events and more

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2015) – The American Society of Business Publication Editors announced today it will relocate its base of operations to The Poynter Institute, which also will provide comprehensive management services to the 51-year-old association.

    As part of the agreement, Poynter will provide membership and customer service, event support, website assistance and management of ASBPE’s highly regarded Azbee Awards of Excellence.

  • Civil Rights Leader John Lewis to Keynote Pulitzer Centennial Event Hosted by Poynter Institute

    Lewis’ appearance part of two-day program, “Voices of Social Justice and Equality,” March 31-April 1

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 20, 2015) – Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a legendary Civil Rights leader and an organizer of the Selma Bridge March in 1965, will keynote the Pulitzer Prize centennial on “The Voices of Social Justice and Equality,” hosted by The Poynter Institute on March 31, 2016.

  • Poynter and ONA Team Up for Second Women’s Leadership Academy

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2015) — The Poynter Institute and the Online News Association (ONA) are collaborating again to offer a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train digital media’s best and brightest women in Spring 2016.

    The second ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, offered to 28 U.S.-based journalists, will take place the week of May 2, 2016, at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • Poynter’s 2014 Tax Return Shows Record Teaching Income and Smaller Budget Gap

    Institute on track for more gains in 2015

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2015) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, reported sharply improved financial results for 2014 and said it anticipates even stronger gains for 2015.

    The improving finances of Poynter are being fueled by rapid income growth for its educational programs and strategic cost reductions that put the institute on a path to long-term stability.

    Taking into account one-time income from real estate sales, Poynter expects to report a surplus on its 2015 financial report.

  • Poynter Names ESPN Senior Vice President Rob King to its Board of Trustees

    “Nightline” co-anchor Byron Pitts, Vox.com executive editor Melissa Bell, Time Inc.’s Callie Schweitzer and community publisher Karen Andreas also named to Poynter’s National Advisory Board

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 6, 2015) – Rob King, ESPN’s senior vice president for SportsCenter and News, has been named a member of The Poynter Institute’s Board of Trustees.