Celebrate journalism: Get tickets


Poynter events create the opportunity to have thoughtful, civil discourse between journalists and their audiences. Each year, Poynter hosts speaker series, festivals, industry conferences and fundraisers. During these programs, business leaders, media executives, educators, journalists and citizens explore the issues surrounding journalism and the people who produce it. Poynter’s annual gala is called the Bowtie Ball.

Latest Past Events

Online Gala: The Poynter Institute’s Celebration of Journalism


Thank you to all sponsors, donors and attendees who celebrated journalism with the Poynter Institute during our largest fundraising event of the year. Your participation helped make the online gala a smashing success — and we exceeded our fundraising goal. With your incredible generosity, we can strengthen the future of journalism and embark on new […]

An Evening with NBC News’ Peter Alexander: an inside look at covering the White House


The Poynter Institute will host an evening with Peter Alexander, chief White House correspondent for NBC News and co-anchor of Weekend Today, on Thursday, Sept. 23, starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. This Emmy Award-winning journalist will come to us live from the center of our nation’s breaking news in Washington. Join us for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes […]