Tag: Poynter Institute
A member of the National Rifle Association plugs his ears with his fingers as he walks past protesters during the NRA's annual meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Phil AmmannMay 8, 2017
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4min380
Poynter Institute President Tim Franklin is resigning to become senior associate dean at the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing at Northwestern University. Franklin joined the St. Petersburg-based nonprofit journalistic foundation in 2014, leading “a financial turnaround at the Institute and adapted Poynter’s business to the changing industry,” according to the news release. […]

Mitch PerryNovember 15, 2016
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8min593
Count Dan Rather as among those political commentators who describe the rise of Donald Trump as being part of the “post-truth” political era. “What I mean by that is that heretofore it’s been taken as a given and was a fact that truth counted for something,” the iconic reporter/news anchor told a packed audience last Friday night at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront […]

Jim RosicaJuly 22, 2016
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5min407
The times, they are a-changin’ at the Florida Press Center. Since 1988, the tan three-story building in downtown Tallahassee has been the home-away-from-home for many of the state’s newspapers, wire services and television and radio stations. (It replaced another building torn down to make way for what is now downtown’s Kleman Plaza.) But the Florida Press Association […]

Peter SchorschMay 22, 2016
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7min1285
Paul Tash, the chairman and CEO of The Tampa Bay Times, comes away as just another cold-hearted executive in a New York Times story about the sale and shuttering of the Tampa Tribune. “Bad things have to happen for good things to happen,” Tash says in response to criticism that the Poynter Institute-owned newspaper was “avaricious” regarding its […]


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