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Poynter Announces Private Support for Groundbreaking New Initiatives to Advance Community Engagement, Innovation and Journalistic Excellence

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 16, 2014) – The Poynter Institute is announcing private funding support for three major initiatives that will support its new strategic direction in several areas: to build and share thought leadership with the community, to ignite innovation and to promote and advance women in journalism leadership and media innovation.

Among the initiatives will be The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation Community Conversations @ Poynter, created with collaborative support from the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation.

Award-winning Journalistic Innovator Mitra Kalita Joins Poynter as Adjunct

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 2, 2014) – Mitra Kalita, one of the nation’s leading digital innovators and current Quartz ideas editor, is joining The Poynter Institute’s adjunct faculty.

Kalita, who was named one of Folio’s Top 100 Women in Media for 2014, is also an author, a senior manager for three startups and is a frequent lecturer on digital storytelling.

Prior to her current position as Quartz ideas editor, she managed The Wall Street Journal’s reporting on the Great Recession.

Poynter and Arizona State Pioneer Certificate Program for Adjunct Faculty

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (August 20, 2014) – The Poynter Institute and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University will launch an innovative online certificate program for adjunct faculty and others who teach journalism and mass communications classes at universities and colleges around the country.

Poynter Gathers Media and Thought Leaders to Explore 25 Years of News on the Web

Journalism and the Web@25 panel reflects the past, evaluates the present and examines the future

NEW YORK CITY (July 30, 2014) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, held “Journalism and the Web@25: Lessons in Disruption, Evolution and Endurance” hosted at the Ford Foundation on July 29.

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Poynter and The National Press Club Journalism Institute to Host “Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership”

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 19, 2014) ⎯ The Poynter Institute, in partnership with the National Press Club Journalism Institute, will co-host a national forum on the issues, challenges and opportunities for positive change for women in journalism and media leadership.

The aftermath of The New York Times’ firing of executive editor Jill Abramson has sparked a national conversation about the current newsroom culture for women in leadership.

Poynter and Pioneer News Group Partner To Create Customized, Strategic Journalism Training Program

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 16, 2014) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has entered an innovative partnership with the Pioneer News Group to offer up-to-date training structured to meet Pioneer News’ strategic editorial goals.

The agreement is the third major training alliance Poynter has entered this year with media organizations – each designed to meet the specific needs of the organization. Earlier this year, Poynter announced custom training programs with the E.W. Scripps Co. and the McClatchy Co.

Poynter Names Kelly McBride Vice President of Academic Programs

Nationally Renowned Writer, Teacher and Thought Leader To Lead Poynter’s Educational Efforts With Curriculum Enhancement and E-Learning Focused on Digital Innovation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 5, 2014) – The Poynter Institute today named Kelly McBride, nationally renowned writer, teacher and thought leader, as its new Vice President of Academic Programs. In this newly-created position, McBride will lead Poynter’s teaching team and oversee all its educational efforts, both in person and online.

Poynter To Share Space with Two New Digital Startups

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 28, 2014) – The Poynter Institute announced that it will share unused space at its St. Petersburg, Fla. campus with two digital startup firms. The move comes one week after Poynter unveiled its new strategic vision, which focuses on it being an incubator for innovation in the media industry and optimizing its campus space to host other innovative companies.