Grantee Profile

Poynter Institute

Grants to Poynter Institute

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA —
    The Poynter Institute (Poynter) is an educational institution and research center that offers professional development opportunities for reporters and convenes events that address critical issues concerning the state of journalism. Poynter is planning a one-day Mobile News Summit during the fall of2015 in New York City to convene news executives, social media experts, researchers and digital technologists to explore opportunities and challenges presented to journalists by mobile devices. The Summit will share emerging knowledge about how to most effectively think about mobile devices as tools for both the production and consumption of news.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA — The Poynter Institute is an educational institution providing journalism training for students and professional development opportunities for working journalists and media leaders. It is also a research and discussion hub for the field of journalism; it hosts and convenes seminars and events that address critical issues concerning the state of journalism. This grant supports a meeting of leaders of media research organizations and commercial and noncommercial news organizations to discuss news consumption trends and strategies for responding to the changing expectations and behaviors of news consumers.

  • $35,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA — The Poynter Institute is an educational institution providing journalism training for students and professional development opportunities for working journalists and media leaders. It is also a hub for research and discussion about critical issues concerning the state of journalism. This grant will support a project to compile and analyze what is known about the audience for news. The Institute will identify scholarship and data about where people turn for news, how they access news, and how these patterns differ by demographics. It will make observations and recommendations about how the news industry might continue to nurture an informed citizenry.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Poynter Institute $135,000 between 1978 and 2016.