ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, will showcase ground-breaking revenue models through an exclusive study tour of leading digital innovators Nov. 14-18. The Media Innovations Tour is a unique opportunity for industry executives to explore game-changing strategies at legacy and digital media companies in the U.S., including The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times and Quartz.
"There has never been a more critical time to explore new strategies for sustaining the business of journalism," said Tim Franklin, president of The Poynter Institute. "With this special event, Poynter will link media executives with the latest thinking and strategic insight."
The Media Innovations Tour is designed for publishers, editors and all media leaders from around the world who are responsible for revenue in their organizations. The weeklong program, with stops in Washington, D.C., and New York, will offer exclusive access to the methods and models showing the most promise. Confirmed speakers include Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, managing editor for digital, The Washington Post; Tom Rosenstiel, executive director, American Press Institute; Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, associate editor, The New York Times; and Kinsey Wilson, editor for innovation and strategy and executive vice president, product and technology, The New York Times.
Visits with industry leaders and media organizations will spotlight key models for revenue, including incubators, memberships, native advertising, events, grants and more. The tour will be led by Franklin and Rick Edmonds, media business analyst for The Poynter Institute. For more information and to reserve a spot on the tour, go to http://about.poynter.org/training/in-person/tmit-16. The early-bird deadline for the tour is July 31, 2016.
This is the second year Poynter has offered a study tour focused on the revenue methods and models showing the most promise. The 2015 tour included participants from Mexico, Honduras, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Ethiopia and the United States.
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.
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