The Poynter Institute is the world’s leading instructor, innovator, convener and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens. Poynter taps into the expertise and experience of media executives, journalists, technologists and academics to answer the biggest questions around the future of journalism and democracy. Founded in 1975, Poynter is an inspirational place but also a practical one, connecting the varied crafts of journalism to its higher mission and purpose. From person-to-person coaching and intensive hands-on seminars to interactive online courses and media reporting, Poynter helps journalists sharpen skills and elevate storytelling throughout their careers. It is also the home to Politifact, MediaWise and other notable programs.