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  • Poynter and MacArthur Foundation to Host Mobile News Summit at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism to Explore the Future of Mobile News

    Media, technology and academic leaders will explore innovations in mobile storytelling, audience engagement and revenue generation strategies

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (August 17, 2015) – With audiences rapidly shifting to smartphones and tablets to consume news, The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, announced it will hold a Mobile News Summit (#mobilenews15) at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York City on Sept. 13th and14th. The summit is being presented by the John D. and Catherine T.

  • Poynter to Become Home of International Fact-Checking with Grant of Up To $225,000 from Omidyar Network, with Additional Support from National Endowment for Democracy

    Project scope includes creating a comprehensive website for the international fact-checking community and an annual summit focused on training, resources and analysis


  • Pulitzer Board Names Poynter as Partner to Commemorate Pulitzer Prize Centennial

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 29, 2015) – The Pulitzer Prize Board, in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, has selected the Poynter Institute to conduct a two-day event aimed at highlighting the historical achievements of journalists and others who produced Pulitzer Prize-winning work in the service of civil rights, social equality and democracy.

    “The Voices of Social Justice and Equality” will be the first of four signature events commissioned by the Pulitzer Prizes in honor of its Centennial. Prominent writers, political figures and entertainers will travel to St.

  • CBS News legend Bob Schieffer to be honored with first Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism at the institute’s Bowtie Ball celebrating its 40th Anniversary

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 23, 2015) – Broadcasting icon Bob Schieffer, the long-time moderator of the CBS news program “Face the Nation” and a former anchor of the CBS Evening News, will be awarded the first Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism that serves democracy. Schieffer will receive the medal at the 40th Anniversary Bowtie Ball for the Poynter Institute in October.

    Schieffer retired in May after 46 years at CBS.

  • The Poynter Institute Launches Media Jobs Connection Job Board

    Employment and career resource will provide one of the most comprehensive collections of journalism and media jobs in the industry

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 10, 2015—The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has launched Media Jobs Connection, a new job board that includes thousands of daily job listings in the industry and is fueled by cutting-edge technology and targeted network distribution.

  • Poynter Selected as Partner for Fulbright Program

    Training will focus on honing digital storytelling and presentation skills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (June 5, 2015) – Poynter announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Institute of International Education (IIE), to provide training in digital storytelling and other presentation skills for worldwide participants in the prestigious Fulbright Program.

  • National Geographic Society and Poynter Expand Training Partnership

    Training will focus on interactive workshops for new managers and improving digital storytelling at National Geographic Magazine


  • Poynter Announces Newly Expanded Training Partnership with Journal Media Group

    Multi-platform, customized program deepens training agreement with Journal Media Group and will include strategic training for the company’s digital news leaders

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (April 14, 2015) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism education, announced today an expanded training partnership with Journal Media Group. It represents the first large-scale news training effort for Journal Media Group since the company was formed as a merger of the newspaper operations of The E.W.

  • Poynter’s News University, world’s largest online journalism teaching platform, to begin revamp with $195,000 from Knight Foundation

    St. Petersburg, Fla. – April 10, 2015 – To propel the next generation of online training and give journalists and others easier access to learning tools, The Poynter Institute will embark on a new plan to expand and improve Poynter’s News University with $195,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Announcement of the plan coincides with News University’s 10th birthday.

    Knight funding will support the first phase of the most ambitious rethinking and retooling of the e-learning platform since it was launched.

  • Poynter Names Campus Space The Innovation Lab @Poynter: Newest Co-working Space is Part of St. Pete Innovation District

    Poynter’s downtown St. Petersburg headquarters is now home to nine digital startups

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 19, 2015) — The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism education, announced the official opening of The Innovation Lab @Poynter, a portion of its building which now houses nine digital startups that will share previously unused space.

    The Innovation Lab @Poynter is located in the heart of the planned Innovation District in downtown St. Petersburg, near the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus and All Children’s Hospital.