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Company Overview of The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc.

Company Overview

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc. is an educational institution that offers journalism and media education and research services. It owns a newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times. The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc. was formerly known as Modern Media Institute, Inc. and changed its name from Modern Media Institute, Inc. to The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc. in 1984. The institution was founded in 1975 and is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.

801 Third Street South

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

United States

Founded in 1975





Key Executives for The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc.

Chairman Emeritus
Age: 75
Member of the Board of Trustees and President
Dean of Faculty
Age: 46
Chairman Board of Trustees
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc. Key Developments

Poynter Institute Names Kelly McBride as Vice President of Academic Programs

The Poynter Institute named Kelly McBride, Nationally Renowned Writer, Teacher and Thought Leader, as its new Vice President of Academic Programs. In this newly-created position, McBride will lead Poynter's teaching team and oversee all its educational efforts, both in person and online. The new position requires McBride's credibility, expertise, ideas and passion to help execute Poynter's recently-announced strategic vision as global leader in journalism and an innovator in a time of transformational change in newsrooms and journalism education. McBride has also been a member of Poynter's faculty since 2002, and has taught reporting, writing, editing and ethics. Most recently, she's been noted for her work directing Poynter's Sense-Making Project, a Ford Foundation initiative examining the transformation of journalism from the profession of a few to a civic obligation of the many. Before joining Poynter, McBride was an award-winning reporter for 14 years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington. She was the lead crime reporter, and spearheaded investigative projects on crack cocaine and the death penalty.

The Poynter Institute Announces Executive Changes

The Poynter Institute announced that its next president will be Timothy A. Franklin. Franklin is managing editor of Bloomberg News in Washington. He succeeds Karen Dunlap, who is retiring after a decade as president.

Poynter Names Six New Members to National Advisory Board

Poynter announced the appointment of six new members to its National Advisory Board (NAB). The new NAB members, who will serve a term of three years beginning in January, bring to the Institute experiences in traditional and new forms of journalism, as well as in academia, technology and research. Those named to the Board are Jim Brady, Editor-in-Chief, Digital First Media, Christopher Callahan, Vice Provost/Dean and Professor, Walter Cronkite, Monica Davey, Chicago Bureau Chief, The New York Times, Lou Ferrara, Vice President and Managing Editor, Content Verticals & Digital Products, Sports Business Entertainment, The Associated Press, Hugh Forrest, Director, South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW), Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Digital Media Strategist and Startup Adviser Retiring from the Board are: Marty Kaiser, Editor and Senior Vice President, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mindy Marques Gonzalez, Executive Editor and Vice President, The Miami Herald, Amanda Michel, Open Editor, The Guardian, Mike Riley, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Shawn Williams, President, Dallas South News and Manager of Community Affairs and Media Relations, Dallas Police.

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