Lansing State Journal reporter Aguiar set to depart

Annabel Aguiar, state issues reporter at Lansing State Journal in Michigan will leave to join Poynter as an audience engagement producer. She begins next month. Aguiar was also a features reporter at The Washington Post and a reporter at WFHB-FM 91.3 in Bloomington, Ind. Aguiar has a B.A. in journalism from Indiana University Bloomington.

Poynter expands global teaching program, appoints Örsek director of international programming

Baybars Örsek, the director of Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network will now also be shepherding the helm of Poynter’s global training programs as the new director of international programming. Last month, Poynter announced an expansion of its educational initiatives globally in partnership with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. The collaboration aims to deliver fact-checking […]

Applications open for Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Women in Media

The Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Media has transformed the careers of more than 400 women in news media and tech. Applications for the 2021 program are now open! There will be three separate classes for Poynter’s 2021 program, held May 2-7, 2021 (Spring), Sept. 26-Oct. 1, 2021 (Fall) and Nov. 7-12, 2020 (Winter) […]

New report talks publishers and the pandemic

“The Publisher’s Guide to Navigating COVID-19” published on Tuesday. Author Damian Radcliffe is a journalism professor at the University of Oregon. Poynter asked him via email for some takeaways from the report. These were as follows: “One of the striking observations has been the continued subscription bump that many news organizations and media outlets have seen […]

Two newspaper launches in digital format mark milestones

Two full-scale newspaper launches, The Daily Memphian in Tennessee and analyst Ken Doctor’s Lookout Local in Santa Cruz, California have achieved major milestones, reports Poynter. The Daily Memphian has celebrated its second birthday while Lookout Local has appointed high-profile executive editor Chris Fusco. Eric Barnes, founder and CEO of The Daily Memphian structured a fact […]

Poynter to honor Wallace at fundraising gala

Award-winning broadcast journalist Chris Wallace will receive the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism at the Institute’s annual fundraising gala in November. The award honors those whose journalism careers have made a significant impact on democracy and its institutions. Over five decades, Wallace has built a career of journalistic accomplishment and is also the […]

Poynter seeks research/writing assistant

Poynter is looking for a journalist and NPR enthusiast to serve as a research assistant to the public editor. In this role, you will be paid to listen to NPR, brainstorm ideas with the NPR public editor, do initial research on columns, including setting up, sitting in on and sometimes conducting interviews with NPR folks. […]

An updated list of newsroom closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is getting worse day-by-day. Many newsrooms have closed down, workers are being furloughed, employees are losing their jobs and many are facing increased pay cuts. In an attempt to keep up with the closures, Poynter has compiled an updated list as to which newsrooms have closed, laid off employees or furloughed. […]

Poynter’s PolitiFact and The Philly Inquirer form state partnership

The Poynter Institute announced a new partnership between its fact-checking news organization PolitiFact and The Philadelphia Inquirer. “The Inquirer partnered with PolitiFact to bring an added layer of transparency and trust to our political coverage in this pivotal election year,” said Stan Wischnowski, Inquirer senior vice president and executive editor. “The timing couldn’t be better: […]