The Poynter Institute is a global leader in journalism. It is the world’s leading instructor, innovator, convener, and resource for anyone aspiring to engage and inform citizens.
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.
Poynter is an inspirational place and 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.
We bring together Poynter faculty and industry experts to explore the intersection of journalism, technology, and public interest.
From personalized coaching and hands-on seminars to interactive, online courses, Poynter teaching is designed to sharpen your skills, elevate your career, and ignite your imagination. Led by our faculty and the industry’s brightest minds and most accomplished journalists and educators, the Poynter experience connects you with skilled teachers and with other students of the craft.
We teach those who manage, edit, produce, program, report, write, blog, photograph, and design, whether they belong to news organizations or work as independent entrepreneurs. We teach those who teach and students in middle school, high school, and college—the journalists of tomorrow. And we teach members of the public, helping them better understand how journalism is produced and how to tell for themselves whether it’s credible.