Green Light Ethics
Practice hard-hitting journalism with confidence.
The Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership takes a practical approach to the ever-changing pressures on journalism and democracy. We are an authoritative voice for journalists, citizens and everyone interested in elevating discourse and fact-based expression while battling disinformation and bias.
What we do:
Through the work of the Center, journalism can evolve its values and the public will better understand how those values impact their everyday lives, building practices of mutual trust and transparency. We:
- Provide custom advice and training to professional newsrooms on stories and policies.
- Advance the ethical standards that guide professional news organizations.
- Work with citizens and journalists to identify issues where journalism can better serve its audience.
- Host gatherings where journalists and experts can exchange ideas.
- Sponsor research into building trust in news and the democratic process.
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Meet our team:
Do you want to interview one of our experts? Please email Poynter’s director of marketing Tina Dyakon for all media requests.
In addition to our work through the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership, Poynter trains journalists to be strong practitioners and supports newsroom transformation and accountability journalism. We are the home of three major initiatives that are battling misinformation: PolitiFact, the International Fact-Checking Network and the news literacy program for teenagers and first-time voters, MediaWise. There are many ways that you can contribute to this important work:
The Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at Poynter was made possible by a generous grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.