MVJ, Poynter partner to offer journalism training and fellowships

Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ) and the Poynter Institute are collaborating to offer veterans more than $20,000 of journalism training and two fellowships, following a grant awarded by Craig Newmark Philanthropies. Craig Newmark, founder and customer service representative of Craig Newmark Philanthropies and craigslist said: “We owe a lot to vets and their families, and […]

Poynter announces first cohort of its Leadership Academy for Women in Media

The Poynter Institute has announced the first of three classes selected for its seventh annual Leadership Academy for Women in Media. This group pf 30 women will join a network of more than 400 graduates who experience significant personal and professional transformation through the prestigious program. “This is the third year I’ve been involved in […]

Poynter Institute seeks part-time editor

The Poynter Institute is seeking a part-time editor for up to 20 hours a week. The position would begin immediately. The schedule is flexible but would include the editing and production of stories for Poynter.org, the International Fact-Checking Network, MediaWise, the suite of daily and weekly newsletters and other good work. The gig also includes […]

Washington Post appoints Santos and Whalen as contributing opinion columnists

The following excerpt announcement was sent out from The Washington Post: The Washington Post today announced Fernanda Santos and Bill Whalen will join the Opinions section as contributing columnists, joining an expanding roster of Post columnists stationed around the nation. Based in Phoenix, Santos will provide commentary on issues ranging from immigration to Southwest politics […]

San Francisco Chronicle editor-in-chief Cooper steps down

Audrey Cooper, who joined San Francisco Chronicle in 2006 as an assistant metro editor, has stepped down from her current post of editor-in-chief. Cooper was the first female to hold this post for the publication. Throughout her time at the Chronicle, Cooper has held numerous roles, including metro editor, assistant managing editor, deputy managing editor, […]

Poynter and Google News Initiative to help newsrooms reach young audiences

The Poynter Institute and Google News Initiative are collaborating to help three local newsrooms reach new young audiences through engaging, shareable social video storytelling. The new program, “VidSpark,” will culminate with a playbook that local newsrooms across the country can use to engage younger people in their communities. According to the partnership, each newsroom will […]

Poynter selects first cohort of 2020 Leadership Academy for Women in Media

The Poynter Institute has announced the first of three classes selected for its sixth annual Leadership Academy for Women in Media. This group of 30 women will join a network of more than 330 graduates who experience significant personal and professional transformation through the program. “We had a particularly talented pool of applicants whose backgrounds […]

Poynter’s leadership academy for women

The sixth Poynter’s leadership academy for women will take place at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The program focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of digital media leadership. Hence, the sessions will include topics like how to develop effective management styles, handle difficult conversations, manage burnout and […]

Tips from seven women who got some of the most in-demand roles in media

Hunting for journalism jobs can be a tedious task especially when you are entering a new space. Mandy Hofmockel, deputy editor of news for Newsday.com and a graduate of Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media and Local News Innovation, talks about her journey on which she embarked eight years ago. She discusses the […]

Journalists selected for Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

In partnership with The Washington Post, the Poynter Institute has announced the journalists selected for its fourth annual Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media. The 30 journalists who emerged from over 120 applicants are pioneers in digital media who have demonstrated an aptitude for leadership through current projects and references. “The journalists we chose for this […]