Press Releases and other news about Poynter

Poynter’s NewsU and Knight Program in Media and Religion Offer New E-Learning Course

St. Petersburg, FL (Oct. 7, 2010) — Poynter’s e-learning project, News University, and the Knight Program in Media and Religion at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, announced today the launch of a new e-learning … Read more

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Poynter to Assist McCormick Foundation with Specialized Reporting Institutes

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The McCormick Foundation has selected Poynter to administer its 2011 Specialized Reporting Institutes (SRI) program, the popular series of intensive journalism workshops designed to provide subject-specific expertise and practical skills to working journalists. 

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Thursday, Sep. 09, 2010

Poynter’s NewsU Introduces New Certificate Program

St. Petersburg, FL (September 8, 2010) – Poynter’s e-learning project, News University, announced today the launch of its new Certificate Program, which is designed to help editors, publishers and educators assess a participant’s understanding of the journalism industry’s essential skills … Read more

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Wednesday, Aug. 04, 2010

NewsU Survey Finds Educators Are Integrating E-Learning Into Curriculum

St. Petersburg, FL– Poynter’s News University recently announced that more than 75 percent of educators surveyed are integrating e-learning into their classroom curriculum. And of those who responded affirmatively, more than 60 percent ranked it as extremely important to classroom … Read more

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Poynter Awarded McCormick Grant for Gulf Oil Workshop

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Thanks to a new grant from the McCormick Foundation, The Poynter Institute will lead a three-day Specialized Reporting Institute (SRI) to help journalists learn how to tell the stories they are likely to be writing for … Read more

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Poynter Names Briggs and Caplan as Ford Teaching Fellows in Entrepreneurial Journalism

The Poynter Institute has named Mark Briggs and Jeremy Caplan as Ford Fellows in Entrepreneurial Journalism Teaching.

As part of a new Poynter initiative in entrepreneurial journalism funded by the Ford Foundation, Briggs and Caplan will teach in Poynter seminars … Read more

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Friday, Mar. 26, 2010

Poynter Receives $750,000 Ford Foundation Grant To Expand Sense-Making Programs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A $750,000 grant from the Ford Foundation will enable The Poynter Institute to expand a series of initiatives aimed at addressing the troubling crisis in journalism by fostering a competitive, independent and responsible news industry that … Read more

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Thursday, Mar. 18, 2010

McCormick Awards Poynter a Specialized Reporting Grant

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the McCormick Foundation, The Poynter Institute will present “Investigating Local Government on a Budget,” a new three-day conference for learning the tools of investigative reporting — even in newsrooms without … Read more

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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

Poynter Celebrates $100,000 Pledge; Introduces 35th Anniversary Matching Gift Program

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Poynter, a school dedicated to serving journalism in the interest of democracy, has launched a 35th Anniversary Matching Gift program made possible through a $100,000 pledge from Poynter Trustee Andrew Barnes and his wife, Molly.

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Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009

Knight Foundation, Poynter Join Forces to Train “Underrepresented” Journalists

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Poynter Institute has announced a partnership designed to provide professional development to journalists and media leaders from underrepresented demographic groups in an effort to increase their … Read more

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