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Cheryl Carpenter

Leadership Faculty
The Poynter Institute
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Cheryl Carpenter just finished her time as the T. Anthony Pollner distinguished professor at the University of Montana in Missoula teaching a seminar class and serving as a coach for the school's news staff. Before that she was the bureau chief of McClatchy’s Washington, D.C., newsroom, working with about 30 reporters and editors to produce a national report for the company's 30 newsrooms across the country. She was part of the global team that produced the Panama Papers, which won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. Before joining the D.C. bureau, Carpenter was the managing editor of the Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, N.C., where she helped lead three investigative projects that were Pulitzer Prize finalists. She was a Nieman fellow in 2004-2005, studying leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She's taught journalists in South Africa for more than 20 years. Carpenter earned a master’s degree in organizational development and a coaching certificate. She joined Poynter Institute's faculty full-time in April of 2018.


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