Poynter and CCI Teaming Up for Training and Technology

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. and AARHUS, Denmark, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Poynter Institute and Denmark-based CCI have agreed to join forces to provide Poynter's signature journalism and leadership training around the world to news organizations that use CCI's cross-platform content management solutions.

The Poynter/CCI seminar series is designed to help news organizations maximize the return on their investment in CCI software, manage change and ease the adaption of technology tools in their organizations.  

CCI customers in the U.S. include, among others, USA Today, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. Worldwide, news organizations such as Germany's Die Welt, India's The Times of India, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, and many others rely on CCI's solutions as the backbone of their news operations.

"Working with CCI gives Poynter a unique opportunity to reach newsrooms with important training just as they are implementing tools to make a difference in their work," said Poynter President Karen B. Dunlap. "We know from experience that the right tools, combined with the right skills, can produce journalism that is deeper, more engaging and far more likely to matter to the communities they serve."

Dan Korsgaard, CEO of CCI: "The world-renowned Poynter seminars offer a great opportunity for CCI customers to explore digital media trends, realize new business opportunities and develop effective change approaches. It is exciting that these seminars can now be combined with interactive teaching and hands-on sessions using the CCI NewsGate platform. We look forward to collaborating with The Poynter Institute on this new venture."

Under the agreement, CCI customers will be able to organize on-site seminars conducted by Poynter faculty in the areas of core journalism skills and values, leadership and management and multimedia. Poynter faculty and CCI consultants can plan individual programs that address a CCI customer's particular training needs. Poynter and CCI have agreed that effective models and best practices can be shared among CCI customers and participants in other Poynter teaching sessions.

"Poynter will continue to provide training services to other organizations and CCI is free to do the same," said Dunlap.

About The Poynter Institute
Founded in 1975 in St. Petersburg, Fla., The Poynter Institute is one of the nation's top schools for professional journalists and news media leaders, as well as future journalists journalism teachers, and the general public. Poynter offers training throughout the year in the areas of online and multimedia, leadership and management, reporting, writing and editing, TV and radio, ethics and diversity, journalism education and visual journalism. Poynter's News University (www.newsu.org) offers journalism training to the public through more than 200 interactive modules and other forms of e-learning. Poynter's Web site, (www.poynter.org) is the dominant provider of journalism news, with a focus on business analysis and the opportunities and implications of technology.

About CCI Europe
CCI is today the leading provider of editorial and advertising solutions for cross-media news environments.  CCI provides the platform to support the evolving needs of the world's leading news organizations, and its scalable solutions help growing media brands optimize their business strategies. Constant innovation and strong customer commitment remain the cornerstones of CCI's business model.

CCI's history of developing technology for the world's leading news publishers is unrivalled. Since its establishment in 1975, CCI has delivered breakthrough solutions to media organizations around the world enabling them to develop their business in changing markets.

CONTACT INFORMATION
The Poynter Institute for Journalism
Paul Pohlman, Senior Adviser to the President, ppohlman@poynter.org
Jessica Blais, Marketing Director, jblais@poynter.org
Phone: 1-888-POYNTER (1-888-769-6837)

CCI Europe
Tor Lillegraven, Business Development Director, tlgn@ccieurope.com
Kim Svendsen, Marketing Manager, ksve@ccieurope.com
Phone: +45 8733 5588

SOURCE The Poynter Institute



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