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  • 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.

  • Poynter and The National Press Club Journalism Institute Host Media’s Top Pundits to Discuss PunditFact and the Influence of Fact-Checking

    Panelists include CNN and ABC Contributor Donna Brazile, CNN Political Contributor Ana Navarro,The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker, and Jackie Kucinich from The Daily Beast

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 5, 2015) ⎯ The Poynter Institute and the National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI) will co-host a Feb. 10 forum at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to take an in-depth look at the impact of PunditFact.

  • Poynter Announces New Interactive Learning Fellowship

    in Honor of News University Founder Howard Finberg

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan.

  • Applications Now Open For ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

    Featured Faculty Include Quartz’s S. Mitra Kalita, Poynter’s Kelly McBride, and Facebook’s Liz Heron

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2015) — The Poynter Institute and the Online News Association (ONA) are now accepting applications for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media (#digitalwomenleaders). Led by prominent women leaders in the startup, tech, media and academic fields, faculty will include S.

  • Poynter and Gannett Join Forces to Create Transformative Journalism Training Program

    Robust, integrated program will help training journalists in the “Newsroom of the Future”

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2015) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism education, will partner with the Gannett Co., Inc., the nation’s largest news publisher, to train thousands of Gannett’s U.S. Community Publishing journalists.

    The training supports a strategic transformation in Gannett’s newsrooms. Each news organization — and each job — has been reshaped and revitalized to serve readers better.

  • Poynter Institute Taps CNN Editor Katie Hawkins-Gaar as New Digital Innovation Faculty Member

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 8, 2014) – Katie Hawkins-Gaar of CNN, a leading expert in user-generated content and producer of some of the network’s most prominent digital projects, has been named the new Digital Innovation Faculty member at The Poynter Institute.

    Hawkins-Gaar most recently oversaw the editorial team at CNN iReport, the network’s worldwide citizen journalism platform. While there, she managed the site and led the production staff that verifies user-created content for CNN.

  • Poynter Names Pulitzer Prize-winning Former Chicago Tribune Editor and Nieman Curator Ann Marie Lipinski As Trustee

    ESPN Senior VP Rob King Also Named New Chair of Poynter’s National Advisory Board

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 4, 2014) – Ann Marie Lipinski, the curator of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation and the former editor of the Chicago Tribune, has been named a member of The Poynter Institute’s Board of Trustees. And, Poynter announced today that ESPN Senior Vice President Rob King will become chair of its National Advisory Board next month.

  • Forty Years: The History of Poynter

  • Report Shows Big Gaps in Newsroom Training

    In some newsrooms, little training in the past year; in others, a lot; nearly 9 in 10 journalists could absorb more, especially digital skills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2014)— Even in the fast-changing digital age, a survey of 1,118 newspaper journalists conducted by The Poynter Institute with support from the John S. and James L.