How 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

As Poynter celebrates its 40th anniversary in elevating journalism around the world, the Institute’s role in strengthening democracy has never been more important.

In 2015, Poynter taught journalists from 126 countries either here or abroad. With the recent launch of our International Fact-Checking Network, we support this critical work in democracies around the globe. Our strategic focus on global teaching and digital innovation represents the core of our mission for today and the future.

As media organizations adapt to the digital age, Poynter is transforming itself to help them. Since 2014, we have forged training partnerships with more than 20 major media and educational organizations, including Gannett, McClatchy, Google, AP, National Geographic and Univision.

Poynter has made other key investments in the future. We will unveil a redesign of early next year; and we’ve begun a reinvention of our e-learning platform, News University. We’ve also made key hires for our faculty and digital team.

All these initiative help make Poynter even more valuable to journalists and the citizens they serve.

I’m now in my second year at Poynter and steadily inspired by the global impact of this organization. When the Pulitzer Prizes Board wanted to celebrate its Centennial in 2016, it chose Poynter to play a leading role. When the U.S. State Department picked 100 international journalists in the prestigious Edward R. Murrow program this year, it brought them to Poynter. When the Institute of International Education wanted to train the Fulbright Scholars, it chose Poynter. And when 25 women in digital journalism wanted to become more effective leaders, they turned to Poynter. We treasure the trust that these major organizations and journalists place in Poynter, and we hope you share it.

Please consider a gift to the Institute to advance journalism and democracy during this age of profound change. Your support makes a huge difference.

Happy Holidays,

Tim Franklin

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