Join Us Tuesday for Give Day Tampa Bay
Journalism has the power to change the world. It also has the power to change our community. Poynter training is the power source for journalists, future journalists and anyone interested in journalism that makes a difference at home and around the world.
Join us on Give Day Tampa Bay, an online giving event on Tuesday, May 3, designed to raise awareness of the work local nonprofits do. Your support of Poynter is your opportunity to connect with the transformational power of our training.
Here are three ways your gift will support our work in Tampa Bay:
Help Poynter Educate Around Issues of Social Justice
A keynote speech from Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a legendary Civil Rights leader and an organizer of the Selma Bridge March in 1965, was the centerpiece of two days of teaching focused on “The Voices of Social Justice and Equality.” More than 800 joined the spring event in St. Petersburg honoring the Pulitzer Prize centennial. Others joined the writing workshops and discussions on the future of social justice journalism. Your support enables us to explore the power of journalism that continues to expose injustice.
Help Poynter Teach Tampa Bay Students and Teachers
On Friday, May 6, more than 15 middle school students will graduate from Poynter’s Write Field, a dynamic writing and mentoring program for middle school boys. This summer, dozens of high school students will come to Poynter for a weeklong workshop to hone their understanding of journalistic craft and values. And more than 100 Pinellas County teachers will join our Language Arts Institute. Thanks to you, these programs will inspire the next generation of journalists and news consumers.
Help Poynter Celebrate Journalists Who Impact World Democracies
Later this year, Poynter will honor Tom Brokaw with the 2016 Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism that serves democracy. Media leaders from around the world come to Poynter to explore the intersection of media, ethics, technology and the trends that currently define and redefine journalism.
How You Can Help
Your donation of $25 or more brings a global community of newsmakers, journalists and educators to Tampa Bay. And it equips the next generation of journalists to report on the seismic changes taking place around the world.
It’s simple to give to The Poynter Institute during Tuesday's Give Day Tampa Bay event. Simply choose your giving level from the buttons below. Thank you for your support of journalism that makes a difference and for your support of Poynter.