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.

The Weirdest Election “Night” Ever: What the public needs to know about the media, the 2020 elections and a working democracy


Join this online public forum for leading journalists and the citizens they serve to demystify the elections process and combat misinformation. Misunderstanding, misreporting and even mischief after the polls close this November pose a real risk for the proper functioning of a democracy. As part of its continuing work to strengthen journalism, the nonprofit Poynter […]

Inside the Newsroom With NBC News’ Chuck Todd


You are invited to go Inside the Newsroom, and join Poynter in a conversation connecting journalists with the citizens they serve for a healthy dialogue about truth, trust, journalism and American democracy. On Oct. 20 — just two nights before the third and final scheduled presidential debate — you can be part of an engaging […]

Online Gala: The Poynter Institute Celebrates Journalism and Democracy


Thanks to all sponsors, donors and attendees for making our first-ever online gala a success! We appreciate your generosity. You have paved the way for Poynter to make an even bigger impact in 2021.  Poynter’s first-ever major online fundraiser for the free press featured special appearances by celebrities and journalists, rare performances and poignant storytelling. […]

United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking


Join us LIVE on May 10-13 for a virtual festival of fact-checking with Dr. Anthony Fauci GET TICKETS Facts took a bit of a beating in 2020. Let’s turn the page and celebrate the truth! United Facts of America, brought to you by PolitiFact and the Poynter Institute, is a celebration of fact-checking featuring some […]

An Evening with Miles O’Brien


The threat of climate change is accelerating at an alarming pace, and the transportation industry has had its foot on the gas. Environmental advocates are challenging lead manufacturers to reduce their carbon footprints before it’s too late. While electric vehicles are hitting the streets, a revolutionary form of air travel has yet to take off. […]

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 […]


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 […]