At the Institute

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 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


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 Partners With Google News Lab and Society for Professional Journalists to Train Journalists in Digital Storytelling Tools

Train the trainer workshops will teach best practices in how to use digital tools to create high-quality journalism and build community through technology and innovation


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

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.