Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc.

aka Poynter   |   St. Petersburg, FL   |  http://www.poynter.org

Mission

Poynter exists to help good journalists get better. The Poynter Institute is a global leader in journalism. It is the world's leading instructor, innovator, convener and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens in 21st Century democracies. The Institute operates primarily from its St. Petersburg, Fla., campus with a full-time faculty, an e-learning division called News University and a news site (Poynter.org). We also teach in newsrooms, companies and conferences around the world. The school is named for its founder, Nelson Poynter, former owner and editor of the St. Petersburg Times, now Tampa Bay Times. We serve about 100,000 journalists each year.

Ruling year info

1976

President

Neil Brown

Main address

801 Third Street S

St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA

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EIN

59-1630423

NTEE code info

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Journalism Education

Workshops and e-learning to help reporters, editors, teachers and professors, students and the public learn the craft and values of journalism. We also produce a news site with coverage of the issues and trends in journalism.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We teach ethics and leadership skills to guide newsroom leaders through the dramatic changes under way in the news business. Through 360-degree evaluations ("ViewPoynts") and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (TM), we help leaders inside and outside of newsrooms get the most from themselves and their teams.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We work with news organizations, government groups and other corporate clients to meet their training needs around writing, reporting, editing, social media, leadership, ethics, video, digital storytelling, the economics of the news business, and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Write Field program teaches writing, public speaking and confidence to middle school African-American boys in St. Petersburg. Our summer High School Journalism Program teaches the craft and values of journalism to high school students in Tampa Bay. Our Summer Language Arts Institute teaches Tampa Bay teachers how to teach writing.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Academics

Where we work

Financials

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Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Tash

Tampa Bay Times

Andrew Corty

Times Publishing Co.

Paul Tash

Tampa Bay Times

Andrew Barnes

Stephen Buckley

Aga Khan Graduate School of Media and Communications

Paula Ellis

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Rob King

ESPN

Ann Marie Lipinski

Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University

Kinsey Wilson

New York Times

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No