Herald-Tribune executive editor Orsi appointed to Poynter’s board of trustees
The following excerpt was sent out from the Poynter Institute:
Veteran journalist and newspaper editor Jennifer Orsi has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Poynter Institute, a global nonprofit that promotes journalistic excellence in service to democracy.
Orsi is the executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and vice president of content for the Florida/Georgia region of Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper company. She oversees news coverage for hundreds of thousands of local readers in Sarasota, Florida, and 20 other news sites with 400 journalists across two states.
Before joining Gannett in 2021, Orsi spent 30 years at the Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times. Raised in Clearwater, she is an Indiana University graduate and started her career as an intern at the Times. In 2014, she rose to be the first woman to serve as the sole managing editor of the Times.
The newspaper won numerous awards during her long tenure, including multiple Pulitzer Prizes. Orsi also directed marketing content and communications for a subsidiary of the Fortune 500 company Raymond James Financial from 2018 to 2021.
As a trustee, Orsi will lend her executive oversight and extensive background in local journalism to help shape the future of Poynter’s work in journalism education, media ethics, fact-checking and media literacy.