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Poynter records $900,000 surplus for 2015, thanks to real estate sale and revenue gains

After six consecutive years of losses, the Poynter Institute today reported in an Internal Revenue Service filing a surplus of roughly $900,000 for 2015. The result was driven by a gain on sale of land and a building as well as increased revenues and reduced expenses. On an operating basis, the institute still ran at a loss of $1.3 … Read More
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Career Beat: Jose Valle is president of political and advocacy sales at Univision

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Jose Valle is now president of political and advocacy sales at Univision. Previously, he was president of Univision Radio. (TV Spy) Melissa Block will be special correspondent at NPR News. She hosts "All Things Considered." (Poynter) Emory Thomas Jr. is now publisher of the Puget Sound Business … Read More
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Should Jann Wenner have canned Rolling Stone staffers?

The question on the lips of several reporters during Columbia Journalism School's presser today: Should heads have rolled at Rolling Stone for the oversights that produced "A Rape on Campus?" The authors of the report deferred to the magazine, emphasizing their role in highlighting "systemic and institutional problems" rather than prescribing specific fixes. "We leave it up to … Read More
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Career Beat: Angel Rodriguez named sports editor at Los Angeles Times

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Ben Reining is now deputy editor at Refinery29. Previously, he worked for NowThis News. Meredith Clark is now a news writer for Refinery29. Previously, she covered women's rights and activist movements for MSNBC. Christina Bonnington is now technology editor at Refinery29. Previously, she was a staff writer at Wired … Read More
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Poynter, ONA announce participants in digital leadership academy

The Online News Association and The Poynter Institute Tuesday announced the names of 25 women selected for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, an initiative that will provide leadership training for women from news organizations throughout the United States. The participants, who were selected from a pool of nearly 500 applicants, will visit Poynter in mid-April for … Read More
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Career Beat: Lisa Arbetter named editor of StyleWatch

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Lisa Arbetter will be editor of StyleWatch. Previously, she was deputy editor of InStyle. (Time Inc.) Jill Geisler has been named Loyola University's Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity. She was a faculty member at Poynter for 16 years. (Poynter) Anna Dickson will be deputy … Read More
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You can now apply for the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Applications are now open for the Online News Association-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, which will take place on April 12 to April 17 at Poynter in St. Petersburg, Florida. The academy is tuition-free, and 25 women will be chosen. Teaching at the academy will be Facebook’s Liz Heron, S. Mitra Kalita of Quartz, Google News Lab's Olivia … Read More