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  • 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.

  • 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.