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Lene Odgaard Locht
2010 Seminar Participant, Digital Skills and Strategies for Today's Managers

At the Institute

  • 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.

In the News

  • Tompkins: A Confidential Source and A Gag Order

    Taking information from a confidential source, especially for a case like this, is serious business. There is great peril in reporting around stories that have gag orders.” Poynter’s Al Tompkins (senior faculty, Broadcast and Online) said to a CBS News reporter for 48 Hours’ Crimsider.

  • Dunlap: The State of Journalism

    Poynter’s Karen Dunlap had a radio interview with Dan Maduri for NewsTalk Florida about the current state of journalism. Below are some of the responses to his question.

  • McBride: Leak Legislation

    Journalists make a really good argument about how it is impossible to run a democracy if they don’t know what their government is doing,” Poynter’s Kelly McBride, told TVNewsCheck about legislation meant to stop intelligence leaks.

Featured Video

Storytelling Tip: Use Five Motivators to Engage Audiences

The Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins shows how using five story motivators will help you create stronger stories.