At the Institute

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.

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.

ONA, Poynter Team Up for Innovative Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

ONA, Poynter Team Up for Innovative Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 18, 2014) — The Online News Association (ONA) and The Poynter Institute will partner to create an intensive, tuition-free leadership program that addresses the unique needs of women in digital media.

The ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, April 12-17, 2015, at Poynter’s campus in St.

Poynter Institute’s 2013 Fiscal Report Reflects Past Challenges and Investments in Future Growth

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 14, 2014)— The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, filed its annual return with the Internal Revenue Service today. The documents show a 2013 loss that reflects the continuing challenges of the news industry and the institute’s investments in its own transformation.

For the year ending Dec. 31, 2013, Poynter spent almost $3.5 million more than it generated in revenues.

Poynter Names Five New Members to National Advisory Board

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 23, 2014) – Poynter, a global leader in journalism, is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to serve on its National Advisory Board (NAB). The new board members bring a breadth of expertise as media executives, digital journalists, academic leaders and award-winning reporters. They will help guide Poynter’s strategic direction across all areas, including digital innovation, thought leadership and academic expansion efforts. Each of them will begin their two year term in January 2015.

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.