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Kelly McBride named Poynter’s Vice President for Academic Programs

Kelly McBride will be the Vice President for Academic Programs, leading the Poynter Institute’s teaching team and overseeing all of our educational efforts in person and online.

McBride has the credibility, expertise, ideas and passion to help execute the new mission of The Poynter Institute to be a global thought leader and innovator in this time of transformational change in newsrooms and journalism education, said Poynter President Tim Franklin:

Kelly is a nationally known and respected writer, teacher and thought leader on the media. She co-edited the recently published book, “The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century,” which explores the guiding standards for our new digital media age. She represents the institute with distinction as a frequently quoted expert in the nation’s top publications and broadcast programs, and has a weekly segment on Tampa Bay’s NPR affiliate.

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Poynter takes on 2 tenants

The Poynter Institute has leased office space in its St. Petersburg, Florida, headquarters to two new tenants, both of which are digital startups.

Check I’m Here offers a suite of products that let universities track student engagement and attendance, and Tribunat “provides a new economic model for equity analysis and valuation information.”

“Poynter is a mature organization that operates with the heart of a startup,” Poynter President Tim Franklin said in a statement. “The energy and entrepreneurial drive of these young companies are a great fit with Poynter at this time in our history.”

In his vision statement for Poynter released last week, Franklin said Poynter “should welcome tenants, especially ones with similar missions” to “add both revenue and another element of vitality.” Poynter is also exploring the sale of land adjacent to its building, as well as an office building it owns in Seminole, Florida.… Read more


Poynter president outlines new strategic direction

Tim Franklin, Poynter’s president.

Since February, a screen in the Great Hall at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, sped through seconds, clicked through minutes, rolled through hours and scrolled through days. The countdown began on February 10 and marked the start of 100 days that Poynter’s new president, Tim Franklin, gave himself before offering a new vision for the institute.

On May 14, with less than a week to go, Franklin stopped the clock and presented faculty and staff with his report (you can download the document here; it’s also embedded at the bottom of this story). From the introduction:

We will change how we work, where we work and how we financially support our work. We will move with urgency and an entrepreneurial spirit to meet this challenge.

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Pulitzer Prize winner David Barstow joins Poynter adjunct faculty

New York Times reporter David Barstow, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, has been named to The Poynter Institute faculty as an adjunct.

The institute said in a news release that Barstow will teach for News University, Poynter’s online learning site, and will contribute to its news blog.

“David Barstow is one of the premier investigative reporters and storytellers of this generation, or any generation,” said Poynter President Tim Franklin. “He represents exactly what Poynter strives to impart in its programs and its teaching – excellent journalism that serves the public interest.” … Read more


Seth Liss is Poynter’s new editor

Seth Liss is Poynter’s new digital editor. He’ll oversee Poynter’s website and newsgathering operations.

Liss is currently the online managing editor for WAMU, a public radio station in Washington, D.C. Before that he was an online content editor at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and a producer at the San Jose Mercury News.

“Seth has led three major digital news operations on both coasts, and he has a proven track record of success,” Poynter Institute President Tim Franklin said in a statement. “He’s committed to generating high quality news and information that is useful, relevant and timely to readers who care about journalism and the media industry.”


Reached by phone, Liss said his first priority would be a redesign for Poynter’s website, to “get it up to date and get a look to it that matches the content.” He will also look at overall strategy, including the ways readers consume Poynter content and how they share it on social media.… Read more


‪Stephen Buckley will leave Poynter‬

Poynter Dean of Faculty Stephen Buckley will leave the Institute in June to move to Zambia, where he will work for the nongovernmental organization Family Legacy developing a new youth leadership center.

Poynter President Tim Franklin said Buckley will be sorely missed for his leadership of the faculty.… Read more

Paul Tash, left, Tampa Bay Times chairman and CEO, and Poynter President Tim Franklin discuss the media Thursday night. (Ren LaForme/Poynter)

New Poynter president discusses his vision for the institute

New Poynter President Tim Franklin speaks at an institute reception Thursday night. (Ren LaForme/Poynter)

With 49 days left in a self-imposed 100-day deadline to institute progress as Poynter’s new president, Tim Franklin offered a glimpse Thursday night at elements of his strategic plan, including an international fact-checking summit scheduled in London this summer.

Speaking at a Poynter reception, Franklin said among the school’s top priorities will be delivering journalism training and news to more people online, through News University and

Poynter has been building training programs recently tailored to fit specific news organizations. On Thursday, Poynter announced a new partnership with the E.W. Scripps Co. that will include in-person workshops, online seminars and webinars. In February, the institute disclosed it was expanding its online training program with the McClatchy Co.… Read more

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Poynter, Scripps announce tailored training partnership

The Poynter Institute and the E.W. Scripps Co. today announced a long-term agreement that will provide customized training for staff members in the Scripps newspaper division.

“As a longtime participant in Poynter programs, I can say with confidence that its team represents the gold standard in providing continuing education for journalists,” said Mizell Stewart III, vice president/content for the Scripps newspaper division. “Investment in learning and staff development are critical as our newsrooms transform into multi-platform local news organizations. Scripps is pleased to expand its relationship with Poynter as a key partner in building our capacity to provide readers with quality local storytelling on smartphone, tablet, web and print platforms.”

The Scripps training will include in-person workshops, online seminars and webinars led by Poynter’s faculty and industry experts.… Read more


ASNE members to receive free training in new partnership with Poynter

The Poynter Institute and the American Society of News Editors announced a new partnership offering no-cost training for ASNE members on topics relevant to journalism’s changing news landscape.

The training presented in four webinars will be jointly developed by Poynter and ASNE and made available through Poynter’s online News University, the organizations said in a release.

“ASNE and Poynter are organizations committed to helping newsroom leaders better serve their audiences and achieve journalistic excellence,” said Poynter President Tim Franklin. “It’s a great, added benefit for ASNE members. At the same time, it allows Poynter to expand the reach of its training with more of the nation’s editors, and it makes the institute even more connected with the issues facing newsroom leaders.”

The webinars will also be available to nonmembers for a fee.… Read more