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    Poynter Expands Fact-Checking Franchise by Acquiring PolitiFact.com

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Feb. 12, 2018) - The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has acquired direct ownership of the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact.com from its founding entity, the Tampa Bay Times.

    Though Poynter owns the Tampa Bay Times newspaper -- which created the PolitiFact initiative in 2007 --the formal acquisition and relocation allows Poynter to expand its fact-check training and leadership in best practices, and to be engaged in the real time journalism that it teaches.

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    Poynter opens applications for the 2018 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 women in early spring 2018.

    The fourth annual Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, offered to 28 participants, will take place the week of March 18-23 at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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    Google News Lab partners with Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network

    The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has entered into a partnership with Google News Lab to expand the work of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). The project aims to dramatically increase the searchable output of fact-checkers worldwide, expand fact-checking to new markets and support fact-checking beyond politics, such as in sports, health and science.

    In 2018, the IFCN and Google News Lab will host four fact-checking workshops, prioritizing parts of the world where fact-checking is most needed and least rooted.

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    Welcome to the new Poynter.org

    After two years of work, plenty of long hours from The Poynter Institute staff and a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, the redesigned Poynter.org launched this morning.

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    Neil Brown will be Poynter's next president

    The Poynter Institute announced Monday that its new president will be Neil Brown, the editor and vice president of The Tampa Bay Times.

    “I am honored to join Poynter, where imagination and integrity have been hallmarks in helping journalists get better at what they do and stay relevant in how they do it,” Brown said.

    Brown, 59, started at The Tampa Bay Times — then St. Petersburg Times — as world editor in 1993. He was promoted to a series of leadership roles, including managing editor and executive editor. He became the paper’s editor in 2010.

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    Poynter and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Announce 2017 Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

    Applications now open for tuition-free program led by Mizell Stewart III, vice president of news operations for the USA TODAY Network, and media strategist Ju-Don Marshall

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 13, 2017) – The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will once again offer a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train the best and brightest journalists of color working in digital media.

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    Poynter, Koch Foundation Create Program for College Journalists

    The project will encourage accountability reporting and robust civil dialogue on three campuses

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 8, 2017) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, and the Charles Koch Foundation are creating a program to provide training to student journalists and to encourage campus media to support and promote civil discourse around controversial topics.

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    Amanda Hess to be Keynote Speaker at Raliance Media Summit

    RALLY Awards Finalists Announced.

    St. Petersburg, Florida (April 25, 2017) - New York Times David Carr Fellow, Amanda Hess, will offer keynote remarks at a national media summit advancing how the media approaches sexual violence and awarding excellence in journalistic coverage of sexual assault.

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    Poynter Selects 21 News Organizations to Participate in its Local News Innovation Program

    The program is part of the groundbreaking work of the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative, designed to spur digital transformation in local news organizations

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 20, 2017) – The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has selected 21 news organizations to participate in the first year of a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation-funded initiative to accelerate digital transformation in local news. The Poynter Local News Innovation Project is an outgrowth of the Knight-Temple University “Table Stakes” project, now renamed the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative.

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    Award-winning PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff to be Honored with Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 13, 2017) – Judy Woodruff, a pioneering broadcast journalist who has spent more than three decades at NBC, CNN and PBS, will be awarded the 2017 Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism. Woodruff, the anchor and managing editor of the “PBS NewsHour,” will be honored at Poynter’s annual gala in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Nov. 4.

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