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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: 76
Member of the Board of Trustees and President
Dean of Faculty
Age: 47
Chairman Board of Trustees, Chairman of Times Publishing Co and Chief Executive Officer of the Times Publishing Co
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc. Key Developments

James Warren Joins Poynter as Chief Media Correspondent

James Warren, the Washington bureau chief for the New York Daily News and a former managing editor and Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune, will join Poynter's digital team as chief media correspondent. In his new role, Warren will be the lead media news reporter for, generating Morning MediaWire, Poynter's morning newsletter roundup of media news, as well as covering breaking news and writing in-depth stories on major issues.

The Poynter Institute Signs an Agreement With Association of Opinion Journalists

The Poynter Institute and the Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) have signed an agreement in which Poynter will provide management services to help increase AOJ's engagement, membership and outreach. AOJ will now be based at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. Poynter will leverage its forty years of teaching experience and involvement with journalists and the media industry to assist AOJ with programming, strategic goals, events and conference management, fundraising and member recruitment and administration. Poynter will take a lead role to bolster AOJ's ongoing operations and its signature programs, including the Minority Writers Seminar and AOJ's annual symposium. The seminar, now in its twentieth year, and symposium will both take place in November at Poynter.

Poynter Institute Announces Board Changes

Poynter Institute announced that Ann Marie Lipinski, the curator of Harvard's Nieman Foundation and the former editor of the Chicago Tribune, has been named a member of board of trustees. And, Poynter announced that ESPN Senior Vice President Rob King will become chair of its National Advisory Board next month. Lipinski currently serves as curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, the home of the Nieman Fellows program, widely considered the most prestigious fellowship program for journalists in the world. Lipinski joins the Poynter board next month. She will replace Dr. Maria Vesperi, a professor of anthropology at New College of Florida, whose term is expiring. King will succeed David Boardman as chair of Poynter's advisory board.

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