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Bob Steele, DePauw University
Nelson Poynter Scholar for Journalism Values

At the Institute

  • New Research Shows Wide Gap Between Professionals and Educators on Core Journalism Skills

    Digital Skills Less Important to Professionals than to Educators, New Poynter Survey Shows

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 9, 2014) – New research released today from The Poynter Institute, the leading educator of journalists worldwide, shows a wide divergence between professionals and educators in their thinking on the importance of core journalism skills.

  • Poynter to hold Global Fact-Checking Summit

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 4, 2014) – With fact-checking of politicians growing around the world, the Poynter Institute will convene the first Global Fact-Checking Summit, to be held in June in London.

    The conference, at the London School of Economics on June 9-10, will bring together about 40 fact-checkers from places such as South Africa, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, India, the United States, South America and Eastern Europe.

  • Poynter and Scripps Launch Customized, Innovative Journalism Training Program

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 3, 2014) – The Poynter Institute, the leading educator of journalists worldwide, will partner with the E.W. Scripps Co. on a cutting-edge program to deliver customized journalism training to staff members in its newspaper division.

    This is the second major training partnership Poynter has announced in the last month with U.S. media organizations. Scripps joins the McClatchy Co. in working with Poynter on custom training programs that are aligned with each company’s strategic editorial goals.

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.