At the Institute

Broadcasting Icon Tom Brokaw to be Honored with Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 31, 2016) – Legendary journalist and New York Times best-selling author Tom Brokaw will be awarded the 2016 Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism that serves democracy. Brokaw, best known as news anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004, will be honored in an event in St. Petersburg, Florida on Dec. 9.

The Poynter Institute has long been an invaluable resource for excellence in journalism as a result of its research, publications and seminars,” Brokaw said.

Poynter and National Association of Black Journalists Partner to Develop New Digital Leadership Program

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 29, 2016) – The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists will partner to create a transformational leadership program for journalists of color working in digital media.

This intensive, tuition-free program will address the unique issues journalists of color face on the path to leadership in digital journalism and technology organizations.

Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network and Duke Reporters’ Lab to Hold First Conference on Automated Fact-Checking

“Tech & Check” is first conference to explore the promise, challenges of automated fact-checking

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 28, 2016) – Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network and the Duke Reporters’ Lab will host “Tech & Check,” a landmark event on March 31-April 1 to explore ways technology can be used to make fact-checking faster and smarter.

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


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.

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.

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.