The Poynter Institute

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Since its founding in 1975, The Poynter Institute has had one goal: to elevate journalism. More than 40 years later, our role in strengthening democracy has never been more important. Each year, Poynter reaches thousands of journalists around the world through a combination of seminars in St. Petersburg and around the globe, e-learning courses through News University, our news and information site on, and much much more. Last year alone, we trained journalists from 126 countries and have forged training partnerships with more than 20 major media organizations, including Gannett, Google, National Geographic and Univision.
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Employees (est.) (Oct 2016)76
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Key People/Management at The Poynter Institute

Baybars Örsek

Baybars Örsek

Director, International Fact-Checking Network
Doris Truong

Doris Truong

Director of Training and Diversity
Nico Guerrero

Nico Guerrero

Director of Human Resources
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The Poynter Institute Office Locations

The Poynter Institute has an office in Saint Petersburg
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The Poynter Institute Financials and Metrics

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The Poynter Institute total Funding

$758 k

The Poynter Institute latest funding size

$758 k

Time since last funding

4 years ago
The Poynter Institute's latest funding round in June 2016 was reported to be $758 k. In total, The Poynter Institute has raised $758 k
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The NewsGuild has endorsed Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists’ vote to strike

Good morning, everyone. Tom Jones is on vacation, but the team at Poynter is keeping tabs on the latest media news and analysis. Here’s what you need to know today. NewsGuild-CWA endorsed the vote to strike by journalists at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The vote follows calls for editor Keith Burris…

How to use broadcast techniques to enhance remote learning

During the spring 2020 semester, when thousands of face-to-face classes went virtual on short notice, some professors dumped lecture notes on educational software and called it a day. Others recorded lectures asynchronously, uploaded them on YouTube, and left it at that. Many instructors already had…

Will President Trump’s new executive order lower drug prices?

Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. One thing I have learned after several decades in journalism is th…

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally’s impact on the coronavirus, explained

If your time is short It’s hard to determine the precise impact of a large-scale event on the spread of the coronavirus. Contact tracing misses a lot of cases. Statistical methods used to make estimates often rely on assumptions that are difficult to get right. A working paper from four university r…

How the journalism industry’s elitism locks out folks from underrepresented backgrounds

After he took a look at my resume and clips, I asked him for advice on how to get a journalism internship. I had applied to around 20 summer positions, including a few at the company for which he works. He, a journalism industry executive, suggested that I keep up what I was doing in […] The post Ho…

Americans are more worried about bias in the news that others consume than in their own

Good morning, everyone. Tom Jones is on vacation, but the team at Poynter is keeping tabs on the latest media news and analysis. Here’s what you need to know today. Americans are worried about bias in news but are generally more worried about the bias in your news than in their own. A new study […] …
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  • When was The Poynter Institute founded?

    The Poynter Institute was founded in 1975.

  • Who are The Poynter Institute key executives?

    The Poynter Institute's key executives are Baybars Örsek, Doris Truong and Nico Guerrero.

  • How many employees does The Poynter Institute have?

    The Poynter Institute has 76 employees.

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    The Poynter Institute headquarters is located at 801 3rd St S, Saint Petersburg.

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    The Poynter Institute has an office in Saint Petersburg.

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