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.

Separating Facts from Fake News, May 4, at The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida. In a 24/7 news cycle, information (both fact and fake) flows at a dizzying speed. How do you separate the news from the noise? This special Poynter event will explore the rise of fake news and its implications in the digital age. The panel included: David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR News; Dylan Byers, a senior media reporter for CNN Media and CNN Politics, Indira Lakshmanan, the Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at The Poynter Institute, and Bill Adair, the Knight professor of journalism and public policy, Duke University, and creator of PolitiFact.

An Evening With David Fahrenthold, June 1 at The Poynter Institute campus, St. Petersburg, Florida. Fahrenthold was honored with a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for “persistent reporting that created a model for transparent journalism in political campaign coverage while casting doubt on Donald Trump’s assertions of generosity toward charities.” He will go behind scenes with his reporting in this special event.

2017 Bow Tie Ball, honoring Judy Woodruff, Nov. 4 at the Hilton Carillon Park Hotel, St. Petersburg, Florida. Woodruff, a pioneering broadcast journalist and the anchor and managing editor of "PBS NewsHour," will be the 2017 recipient of the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.
Details will be announced soon. Join our mailing list to receive updates.

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.

About The Poynter Institute
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a global leader in journalism education and a strategy center that stands for uncompromising excellence in journalism, media and 21st century public discourse. Poynter faculty teach seminars and workshops at the Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and at conferences and organizational sites around the world. Its e-learning division, News University, www.newsu.org, offers the world’s largest online journalism curriculum in 7 languages, with more than 400 interactive courses and 330,000 registered users in more than 200 countries. The Institute’s website, www.poynter.org, produces 24-hour coverage of news about media, ethics, technology, the business of news and the trends that currently define and redefine journalism news reporting. The world’s top journalists and media innovators come to Poynter to learn and teach new generations of reporters, storytellers, media inventors, designers, visual journalists, documentarians and broadcast producers, and to build public awareness about journalism, media, the First Amendment and protected discourse that serves democracy and the public good.