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  • 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.

  • Poynter, ONA Announce First Class of 25 Promising Female Media Leaders for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

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    Poynter, ONA Announce First Class of 25 Promising Female Media Leaders for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

  • Participant Media, Omidyar Network and The Poynter Institute Launch New Campaign Against Misinformation Inspired by the Film “Merchants of Doubt”

    March 2nd Event at Columbia Journalism School Kicks Off
    Nationwide Campaign Timed to Sony Pictures Classics Theatrical Release of the Critically-Acclaimed New Documentary from the Director of “FOODINC.”

    New York, NY / Beverly Hills, CA / St.

  • NY Daily News Washington Bureau Chief and Award-Winning Journalist James Warren Joins Poynter as Chief Media Correspondent

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 25, 2015 – James Warren, the Washington bureau chief for the New York Daily News and a former managing editor and Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune, will join Poynter’s digital team as chief media correspondent.

    In his new role, Warren will be the lead media news reporter for, generating Morning MediaWire, Poynter’s morning newsletter roundup of media news, as well as covering breaking news and writing in-depth stories on major issues.

  • Poynter-Cronkite Adjunct Faculty Training Program Now Accepting Registration

    Innovative Online Certificate Program Will Provide Classroom Management Training for Adjunct Faculty at Colleges and Universities Nationwide

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. , Feb.

  • Poynter and Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) Announce Partnership

    Poynter to provide organizational management to help grow AOJ membership and outreach efforts

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 18, 2015 - The Poynter Institute and the Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) have signed an agreement in which Poynter will provide management services to help increase AOJ’s engagement, membership and outreach. AOJ will now be based at The Poynter Institute in St.

  • Poynter Announces McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute Lineup for 2015

    Training For Journalists Will Focus on Covering Police-Community Relations, Water Issues, Visas, the Iowa Caucuses and Education

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2015) — To ensure that citizens benefit from the best reporting on key issues, The Poynter Institute today announced the 2015 McCormick Specialized Reporting Institutes. The subject-specific training workshops are designed to give journalists the knowledge, context and story ideas they need to cover critical topics in the news.

    Made possible with funding provided by the Robert R.

  • Poynter and The American Press Institute Team Up To Offer Digital Storytelling Summit for Washington DC-area College Students

    Students will learn key skill sets to navigate the digital media environment, expand networking opportunities and share ideas

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 11, 2015 — Poynter, a global leader in journalism education, and the American Press Institute are partnering to host a comprehensive Digital Storytelling Summit to teach college students advanced skills for today’s digital news environment and to provide a forum for student journalists and media leaders to network and share ideas.