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  • 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, 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.

  • Poynter Launches Membership Program to Support Career Success for Media Professionals and Educators

    Program will provide a more personalized training experience and discounted training opportunities to meet individual career development goals for journalists, educators, writers and storytellers

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Oct.

  • Poynter is Selected by U.S. State Department to Host Prestigious Edward R. Murrow Fellows in Digital Storytelling and Leadership Skills Development

    The two-day workshop for nearly 100 International Murrow Fellows will focus on honing journalistic skills in service to democracy around the world

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2015) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism education, has been selected to host this year’s prestigious Edward R. Murrow program participants at its headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida this November.

    The Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, part of the U.S.

  • Poynter Names Fact-Checking Expert Alexios Mantzarlis Director and Editor of the New International Fact-Checking Network, Based at its Florida Headquarters

    Mantzarlis will lead initiative to advance fact-checking through education, writing, conversation and will manage new web channel on

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (September 21, 2015) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has tapped Alexios Mantzarlis as the first director and editor of the new International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

    The IFCN will support and study the work of 64 fact-checking organizations spanning six continents, and it will be based at Poynter’s headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • Univision News Partners with Poynter to Provide Specialized Training to Producers and Assignment Editors

    The online teaching program will focus on strengthening expertise in digital tools, production techniques and critical thinking strategies for more powerful news reporting

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (September 8, 2015) – Univision News, the award-winning news division of Univision Communications Inc.

  • Poynter to Honor Industry Executive Brian Tierney with Distinguished Service to Journalism Award

    Award to Chair of The Poynter Foundation will be presented at the Institute’s Inaugural Bowtie Ball

    St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2015) — In recognition of his valuable contributions and steadfast dedication to journalism, The Poynter Institute will present Brian Tierney, CEO of Brian Communications and former publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, with Poynter’s Distinguished Service to Journalism Award. The award will be presented at the Institute’s Inaugural Bowtie Ball, celebrating the organization’s 40th anniversary, on October 9, 2015 at the Hilton Carillon in St.