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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, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, and Member of the Board of Trustees
Age: 77
Member of the Board of Trustees and President
Dean of Faculty
Age: 48
Chairman Board of Trustees, Chairman of Times Publishing Co and Chief Executive Officer of the Times Publishing Co
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc. Key Developments

Poynter Institute Names Clark Bell as an Adviser

The Poynter Institute has recruited Clark Bell, the longtime Journalism Program Director for one of America's larger foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation in Chicago, as an adviser. Bell will work with Poynter on a contract basis to help shape some of the institute's most ambitious teaching projects around the country and the globe. He will work closely with Poynter's senior leadership and Grants Manager Wendy Wallace on some of the institute's most timely and critical teaching initiatives that help journalists in democracies around the world. Bell is retiring from the McCormick Foundation where he held the Journalism Program Director role since 2005, managing an annual grantmaking budget of nearly $6 million.

The Poynter Institute Announces Appointments to Board of Trustees and National Advisory Board

Rob King, ESPN's senior vice president for SportsCenter and News, has been named a member of The Poynter Institute's Board of Trustees. Poynter also announced that ABC "Nightline" co-anchor Byron Pitts; Vox Media, Inc.'s Vice President for Growth and Analytics, Melissa Bell; Time Inc.'s Editorial Director of Audience Strategy, Callie Schweitzer; and North of Boston Media Group Publisher Karen Andreas will join its National Advisory Board in January. King directs all newsgathering operations at ESPN and oversees SportsCenter, a role he has served in since January 2014. King, who now serves as chair of Poynter's National Advisory Board, joins the Board of Trustees in January. He will replace Owen Roberts, the chairman and CEO of Capital Formation Counselors, Inc., whose term is expiring. The advisory board also will welcome Bell, who co-founded in early 2014 and became the first person at Vox Media to hold dual titles in both technology and news. She was both senior product manager and executive editor for In 2015, Bell became vice president for growth and analytics for Vox Media. Before Vox, Bell oversaw digital platforms at The Washington Post. She also was one of The Post's most-read bloggers and a columnist for the Style section. Schweitzer, also joining the board, is the editorial director of audience strategy for Time Inc., where she drives initiatives that expand audiences and increase digital revenue opportunities. Andreas, who was named the 2014 Publisher of the Year by Editor & Publisher, the trade publication, also will join the board in January. In addition to King, the other outgoing National Advisory Board members are Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Gilad Lotan, chief data scientist for Betaworks.

The Poynter Institute Appoints Alexios Mantzarlis as First Director and Editor of the New International Fact-Checking Network

The Poynter Institute has tapped Alexios Mantzarlis as the first director and editor of the new International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). The IFCN will support and study the work of 64 fact-checking organizations spanning six continents, and it will be based at Poynter's headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida. The International Fact-Checking Network project is being funded by grants from the Omidyar Network and the National Endowment for Democracy.

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