• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Founded1975

Poynter Institute

The Poynter Institute has grown from a storefront in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, to the world’s most influential school for journalists. Poynter is an instructor, innovator, convener and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens. We serve not only 21st-century democracies, but those in corners of the globe where people who honor freedom and self-government struggle against tyrants and autocrats. By supporting the Poynter Institute, you fortify journalism’s role in a free society. Poynter champions freedom of expression, civil dialogue and compelling journalism that helps citizens participate in healthy democracies. We prepare journalists worldwide to hold powerful people accountable and promote honest information in the marketplace of ideas. Founded in 1975, Poynter is an inspirational place but also a practical one, connecting the varied crafts of journalism to its higher mission and purpose. From person-to-person coaching and intensive hands-on seminars to interactive online courses and media reporting, Poynter helps journalists sharpen skills and elevate storytelling throughout their careers. Poynter specializes in: Ethics and fact-checking Reporting and storytelling Developing journalism’s leaders Advancing newsroom diversity Strengthening local news companies
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Staff at Poynter Institute have experience in


  • writing / journalism
  • climate change
  • grant management
  • market research
  • monetary policy / currency


  • burkina faso
  • south africa
  • india
  • ghana


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience

Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • The Poynter Institute 801 Third St. South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
  • Florida
  • United States
  • St. Petersburg
  • The Poynter Institute 801 Third Street South St. Petersburg, FL
  • Florida 33701