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Feb 13, 2017, 07:45 ET Poynter Receives Grant from Knight Foundation to Strengthen Local Journalism with Digital Transformation Training and Expanded Coverage of News Innovation on Poynter.org

The Poynter Institute, the global leader in journalism, has received a three-year $881,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to...


Jan 30, 2017, 11:00 ET Poynter Announces Groundbreaking Training Initiative on Drone Journalism

The Poynter Institute, Google News Lab, Drone Journalism Lab, National Press Photographers Association and DJI have unveiled an innovative program...


Jan 13, 2017, 15:41 ET Poynter Names Kelly McBride to its Board of Trustees

Kelly McBride, vice president of The Poynter Institute and one of the country's leading voices on media ethics, has been named a member of...


Jan 11, 2017, 10:00 ET The Poynter Institute and Facebook to Partner on Innovative Journalism Certificate

The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, announced today it will work with Facebook to develop a 2017 training certificate program for...


Dec 12, 2016, 10:00 ET Poynter Receives $1 Million Gift from Craig Newmark Foundation to Fund Faculty Chair in Journalism Ethics

The foundation of Web pioneer and philanthropist Craig Newmark is giving The Poynter Institute, the global leader in journalism, $1 million to fund...


Dec 06, 2016, 10:00 ET Poynter's New Class of National Advisory Board Members Includes Prominent National Broadcaster, Pulitzer Winner, News Executives and Academic Thought Leaders

The Poynter Institute, the global leader in journalism, announced today the addition of six members to serve on its National Advisory Board (NAB)....


Oct 25, 2016, 10:00 ET Poynter, NABJ Announce Inaugural Class for Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) are pleased to announce the 2016 class for the Poynter-NABJ...


Oct 17, 2016, 11:34 ET H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest to be Honored with Poynter's Distinguished Service to Journalism Award

In recognition of his commitment to independent journalism and public-interest reporting through innovative funding channels, The Poynter Institute...


Sep 08, 2016, 11:54 ET Grant to Poynter from McCormick Foundation funds free reporting workshops

To encourage quality local journalism, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has renewed its longstanding commitment to free workshops for journalists...


Aug 15, 2016, 15:00 ET Poynter Institute Reports Surplus in 2015, Reflecting Major Revenue Increases, Reduced Expenses and Gains from Land Sale

 The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, reported a nearly $900,000 surplus in 2015, continuing a trend of steady financial...


Aug 11, 2016, 13:59 ET Media Strategist Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, USA TODAY Network VP Mizell Stewart to Lead Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

 Prominent leaders in the startup, tech, media and academic fields will headline the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital...


Jul 18, 2016, 14:06 ET Applications Now Open For Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) are now accepting applications for the Poynter-NABJ Leadership...


Jul 15, 2016, 11:42 ET Poynter Institute Names Ernest Hooper, Demorris Lee as Co-Directors of Write Field Program for Minority Youth

 The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has tapped two veteran communicators and mentors, Ernest Hooper and Demorris Lee, as...


Jul 11, 2016, 12:11 ET Poynter News University and the American Copy Editors Society Launch Advanced Training for Editors

The Poynter Institute, the global leader in journalism, and the American Copy Editors Society, the premier professional organization for editors,...


Jul 06, 2016, 11:33 ET Poynter to Spotlight Media Innovators in 2016 Revenue Tour

The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, will showcase ground-breaking revenue models through an exclusive study tour of leading...


Jun 22, 2016, 10:05 ET Poynter Summit Will Explore 10 Years of Lessons Learned and the Future of Audience Engagement

 Ten years after the launch of CNN iReport, a groundbreaking initiative inviting news consumers into the reporting process, The Poynter...


Jun 15, 2016, 09:00 ET Poynter Announces the 2017 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

 The Poynter Institute will once again offer a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train digital media's best and brightest...


May 11, 2016, 12:01 ET First International Online Course on Polls and Surveys launched by AAPOR, ESOMAR, WAPOR and Poynter

 The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the World Association for Social, Opinion and Market Research (ESOMAR) and...


Apr 25, 2016, 10:00 ET McClatchy Company and Poynter Institute Extend Training Partnership

 The McClatchy Company, a leading provider of high-quality news and information, will extend for a fourth year its partnership with The Poynter...


Mar 16, 2016, 15:07 ET In Celebration of Sunshine Week and National FOI Day, The First Amendment Foundation and The Poynter Institute Launch the Sunshine Certificate

 To commemorate Sunshine Week and today's celebration of National Freedom of Information Day, the First Amendment Foundation and The Poynter...


Mar 10, 2016, 11:01 ET Poynter, ONA Announce 2016 Class for Women's Leadership Academy

 The Poynter Institute and Online News Association (ONA) are pleased to announce the 2016 class of women leaders selected for the tuition-free...


Mar 08, 2016, 15:17 ET Poynter Names Three Acclaimed Journalists, Industry Experts as Adjunct Faculty for 2016

 Three noted journalism leaders will bring their industry expertise to The Poynter Institute as adjunct faculty: Danielle Ivory, an...


Feb 02, 2016, 11:04 ET Owners of Three Tampa Bay Major Professional Sports, in Rare Joint Appearance, to Speak at Poynter Institute

The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, announced today that it will convene the owners of the three major professional sports...


Jan 21, 2016, 10:00 ET The Poynter Institute and GateHouse Media, LLC Launch Customized Training Initiative

 The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, announced it will work with GateHouse Media, LLC, publisher of more newspapers than any...


Jan 15, 2016, 10:57 ET Journalism Leader Anders Gyllenhaal Named Chair of Poynter Institute's National Advisory Board

 Anders Gyllenhaal, vice president for news and Washington editor at The McClatchy  Company, has been appointed chair of the National...