2017 Speaker Series

The Poynter Institute is pleased to announce its 2017 series of conversations with some of the most recognized media leaders and scholars. Please join us for special evenings of engaging discussion with distinguished journalists and thought leaders throughout the year.

An Evening With Campbell Brown, March 23 at The Poynter Institute campus, St. Petersburg, Florida. Brown, Facebook’s head of news partnerships and an award-winning anchor and correspondent for NBC News and CNN, will share her insights and reflect on the state of the media.
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An Evening With George C. Edwards III, April 13 at The Poynter Institute campus, St. Petersburg, Florida. Edwards, a leading scholar of the presidency, will share his insights and perspective in this event titled, "Is the Electoral College Good for America?"
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Sponsorship opportunities are available for these events. Please contact Elisa Jackson, executive director of the Poynter Foundation, at (727) 553-4676 to discuss options. Elisa can also be reached via email at ejackson@poynter.org.

As always, we thank you for your support of Poynter. Each time you attend a Poynter-hosted event, you are contributing to the advancement of journalism in support of 21st century democracies on a local, national and global scale.

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