Poynter Institute

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MottoDemocracy needs journalism. Journalism needs Poynter.
FounderNelson Poynter
HeadquartersSt. Petersburg, Florida, USA
TypeSchool of Journalism
SubgroupsPolitiFact
Interests“Fake News”, journalism, democracy
Sponsored byCharles Koch Foundation, Facebook, Lumina Foundation, Luminate, National Endowment for Democracy, Open Society Foundations
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.

List

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]

Funding

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.

People

Baybars Örsek is Director of Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network. Prior to joining IFCN, Örsek was as the founding executive director of the Turkish fact-checking organization Doğruluk Payı between 2014 and 2019. He is a frequent source for major media outlets around the world. Örsek is a member of the board of trustees at the NED-funded [TESEV]], Turkey’s oldest think tank.[5]

The institute seems to have received a major financial boost since the war on fake news. Other establishment foundations giving more than $50,000 for 2019 or 2020, are: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation,Charles Koch Foundation,Democracy Fund (Pierre Omidyar),Facebook,Google News Initiative, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation,Lumina Foundation,MacArthur Foundation,McClatchy Foundation,Miami Foundation,National Endowment for Democracy,Newmark Philanthropies,Newton & Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust, Omidyar Network / Luminate (Pierre Omidyar),Open Society Foundations,Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Rita Allen Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation,Silicon Valley Community Foundation,Tides Foundation (Google.org)


 

Events Sponsored

EventDescription
Charles Koch Foundationmoney-granting foundation to select purposes
FacebookThe world's most popular social network, with over 1,000,000,000 users in 2014.
Lumina Foundation
LuminateFoundation for funding global media and civil society groups
National Endowment for DemocracyThe "traditional intermediary of the CIA", promoting the US "national interest" by "soft power".
Open Society Foundations


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