You Can Support the Future of Journalism — and Poynter

“We can’t have democracy, as we know it,
without a free press and that’s why
Poynter is so important.”

- Bob Schieffer
Recipient of Poynter’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement

At a time of extraordinary news and accelerating transformation of the media industry, Poynter’s work has never been more critical.

We are making major investments in the ways we reach and teach journalists. We are reinventing our global e-learning platform, News University, which will integrate our teaching, thought leadership, news and analysis in new ways to engage new audiences.

Our International Fact-Checking Network, the largest affiliation of news fact-checkers in the world, has encouraged and improved the practice of this compelling form of accountability journalism. Our Fact-Checkers’ Code of Principles is the minimum standard required for those who wish to fact-check on Facebook.

Poynter faculty help journalists cover the stories in their hometowns and across the globe, including national security, the economy, the opioid crisis, police-involved shootings and how the government spends its money. Our Local News Innovation Project will provide intensive in-person teaching and e-learning to help print news organizations make the transformation to digital.

We help people of color and women advance into leadership roles in digital media. And we invite the Tampa Bay community to join us for public conversations with media luminaries like Washington Post editor Marty Baron, political commentator Ana Navarro and longtime CBS newsman Bob Schieffer. Our annual Bowtie Ball last December honored Tom Brokaw with the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.

As media organizations tackle the seismic changes in newsgathering, distribution and business models, the Institute serves as their guide with insightful analysis and in-depth training. Since 2014, we have forged training partnerships with more than 45 major media and educational organizations, including Gannett, McClatchy, NBCUniversal, NPR, National Geographic, GateHouse and Univision. I’m now in my fourth year at Poynter, and I’m inspired by the global impact of this organization. We treasure the trust that media organizations and journalists place in us, and we hope you share it.

It’s simple to give to The Poynter Institute. Simply choose your giving level from the buttons below. Thank you for your gift to the Institute to advance journalism and democracy during this age of profound change. Your support makes a difference.

Tim Franklin