News Releases


Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network launches the first-ever coalition of major U.S. fact-checkers to debunk misinformation in English and Spanish

Poynter-Koch Media Fellows

Meet the 2020-21 Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellows

(Courtesy WGBH)

Through Poynter’s VidSpark program, WGBH News launches a social TV game show to engage Generation Z voters in the democratic process

Students at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Media Center. (Courtesy Annenberg Media/Alan Mittelstaedt)

Poynter announces the 10 student media publications selected for its 2020-21 College Media Project

(Sara O'Brien)

Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network has $1 million in grant funding available. Applications are now open.

Mike Simons is a photojournalist with the Tulsa World. On furlough, he worked on a project for the Coronavirus Storytelling Project. (Photo by Brandi Simons)

How Poynter is supporting local journalists and newsrooms during the coronavirus crisis

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The Washington Post’s TikTok creator Dave Jorgenson is now a MediaWise Ambassador

(Sara O'Brien)

Very legit: MediaWise teen fact-checkers receive global recognition and verification

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New WhatsApp chatbot unleashes power of worldwide fact-checking organizations to fight COVID-19 misinformation on the platform


Poynter Announces Center for Ethics and Leadership, Aims to Elevate Fact-Based Expression and Civil Discourse

Baybars Örsek and Cristina Tardáguila join Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network. (Graphic: Sara O'Brien)

Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network hires new director and associate director

(Sara O'Brien)

Marquee instructors announced for Poynter’s Diversity Academy with The Washington Post

Poynter Newsweek

Newsweek engages Poynter Institute to reinforce newsroom standards, ethics & best practices