Poynter Institute

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MottoDemocracy needs journalism. Journalism needs Poynter.
FounderNelson Poynter
HeadquartersSt. Petersburg, Florida, USA
TypeSchool of Journalism
Interests“Fake News”, journalism, democracy
SubpagePoynter Institute/List

The The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a non-profit "school for journalism and democracy"[1] located in St. Petersburg, Florida. It owns the Tampa Bay Times.

Fake News

Full article: Rated 3/5 “Fake News”

In September 2016, the Poynter institute published a list of signatories of the code of conduct applicable to its International Fact-Checking Network. It declared itself to be "committed to promoting excellence in fact-checking" and stated that "We believe nonpartisan and transparent fact-checking can be a powerful instrument of accountability journalism; conversely, unsourced or biased fact-checking can increase distrust in the media and experts while polluting public understanding." By 23 November 2016, 40 groups around the world had declared their affiliation to its code of ethics[2] which were supported by the Integrity Initiative.


Full article: Poynter Institute/List

In November 2018, the Poynter Institute published UnNews: An index of unreliable news websites, which aggregated 5 lists of unreliable websites to produce a list of 515 sources which it deemed "unreliable". They promised that the "next release will include more sites and the criteria we used for inclusion."[3]


The combined salaries of the chairman, treasurer, and president of Poynter in 2012 were reported to exceed $1 million, a year in which the institute lost $1.75 million.[4] In December 2016, the Craig Newmark Foundation (an organization established by the founder of Craigslist) donated $1 million to the Poynter institute to fund a chair in journalism ethics.