Events

Ana Navarro
ABC and CNN political contributor and strategist

Andy Borowitz
Satirist for The New Yorker, comedian, actor, author and creator of hit NBC series, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

David Axelrod
Author and political consultant and former senior advisor to the President of the United States

David Maraniss
Pulitzer-prize winning author and associate editor of The Washington Post Lucian Perkins David

Poynter regularly hosts a variety of events that help members of the community better understand issues surrounding journalism and the people who produce it. Visit this page often for an updated list of upcoming speakers with links to buy tickets.

Upcoming Events

Covering Elections for Better Local Broadcasting

January 22-23, 2016

Join us for this free Poynter workshop exclusively for Florida broadcasters, and learn how you can go beyond conventional coverage to create an election strategy that actually works.
Space is limited. Apply now for this FREE workshop at Poynter.

2016 ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

May-6, 2016

The ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy, taking place the week of May 1, 2016, at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train digital media’s best and brightest women.

The interactive, week-long academy will focus on critical leadership skills specific to digital media for the industry’s next generation of women leaders. Sessions will explore developing effective management styles; understanding journalism business models; navigating newsroom and digital culture; building entrepreneurial collaborative teams; managing across differences; and coaching critical thinking. The program will be structured to encourage open, candid discussion and mentoring, and participants will walk away with not only strong leadership skills, but a built-in support system for the future. All participants will get one-on-one coaching, seek and analyze 360 feedback, and create a personal leadership strategy. Participation is limited, apply here.

Recent Past Events

Poynter’s 40th Anniversary Speaker Series

September 10 - December 2, 2015 (Receptions, Dinners and Conversations)

Our community joined us for four special evenings of engaging discussion with thought leaders from the media industry and politics. Speakers include Ana Navarro, ABC and CNN political contributor and strategist; Andy Borowitz, satirist for The New Yorker, comedian, actor, author and creator of the hit NBC series, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”; David Axelrod, author and political consultant and former senior advisor to the President of the United States; and David Maraniss, Pulitzer-prize winning author and associate editor of The Washington Post.

A Conversation with Ana Navarro

ABC and CNN Political Contributor and Strategist
Presented by The Poynter Institute and Holton Companies
September 10, 2015

This discussion examined issues important to Hispanic voters and how they will impact the 2016 presidential race. Ana Navarro is a nationally renowned political contributor and strategist who often appears on ABC, CNN and CNN en Español. She has expertise on Latin American and Hispanic issues.
View the conversation replay here.

A Conversation with Andy Borowitz

Satirist for the New Yorker, Comedian, Actor, Author and Creator of the Hit NBC Series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
Presented by The Poynter Institute
October 28, 2015

Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who created The Borowitz Report, a satirical news column that has millions of readers around the world and for which he won the first-ever National Press Club award for humor. The Borowitz Report was acquired by The New Yorker in 2012.
View the conversation replay here.
Note: This video contains adult language and is intended for mature audiences.

A Conversation with David Axelrod

Author and Political Consultant
Presented by The Poynter Institute and the Association of Opinion Journalists
November 13, 2015

David Axelrod is a political theorist and the author of Believer: My Forty Years in Politics (2015). Axelrod served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama and to the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition, as well as senior strategist to Barack Obama’s historic campaign for the presidency in 2008 and his reelection in 2012.
View the conversation replay here.

A Conversation with David Maraniss

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Associate Editor of The Washington Post
Presented by The Poynter Institute and the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation
December 2, 2015

David Maraniss is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Pulitzer for national reporting in 1993 for his newspaper coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. He also was part of The Washington Post team that won a 2008 Pulitzer for the newspaper’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting. He has won several other notable awards for achievements in journalism, including the George Polk Award, the Dirksen Prize for Congressional Reporting, the ASNE Laventhol Prize for Deadline Writing, the Hancock Prize for Financial Writing, the Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Frankfort Book Prize, the Eagleton Book Prize, the Ambassador Book Prize, and Latino Book Prize.
View the conversation replay here.

For more information, please contact Elisa Jackson at ejackson@poynter.org or 727-553-4676.

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