ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company, a leading provider of high-quality news and information, will extend for a fourth year its partnership with The Poynter Institute, an international leader in journalism education.
Poynter will work closely with McClatchy leaders to provide customized training that addresses McClatchy's strategic 2016 goals, including a series of in-person leadership training sessions led by Poynter's Butch Ward. The 2016 initiative will be supported by online programs on leadership, video, social media and digital storytelling skills.
"We're honored that McClatchy has entrusted Poynter with its vital training needs at such a critical time in the media industry," said Poynter President Tim Franklin. "The fact that McClatchy is extending its work with Poynter is a testament to how seriously the company takes training, and how much it values the quality of our work."
"Our work with Poynter has been a crucial part of our journalistic transition on so many fronts," said Anders Gyllenhaal, vice president for news at McClatchy and chair of Poynter's National Advisory Board. "The training has helped us with developing new skills, strengthening traditional ones and reshaping our newsrooms. This has become an important part of how we operate over the past three years of working together. We are delighted to head into our fourth year.''
This custom program is built on the full range of Poynter's teaching expertise. Poynter faculty and industry experts will lead in-person workshops, online seminars and webinars hosted in a special McClatchy training portal on its e‐learning platform, News University (www.newsu.org). Since the partnership was founded in 2013, there have been about 2,000 enrollments in McClatchy-Poynter programs.
More than 20 media companies and journalism organizations have partnered with Poynter in recent months for their training needs. Those partners include Google, Gannett, Gatehouse, Univision, The Associated Press, National Geographic, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Institute of International Education's Fulbright Scholar program.
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.
About The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) is a leading news and information provider, offering a wide array of print and digital products in each of the markets it serves. As the third largest newspaper company in the country, McClatchy's operations include 29 daily newspapers, community newspapers, websites, mobile news and advertising, niche publications, direct marketing and direct mail services. The company's largest newspapers include the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Sacramento Bee, The Kansas City Star, The Miami Herald, The Charlotte Observer and The (Raleigh) News & Observer.
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