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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a nonprofit journalism education and training center in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The Poynter Institute was as the Modern Media Institute; to the Poynter Institute in 1984. Poynter has owned the , Florida’s largest newspaper, since 1978, when its founder, Nelson Poynter, .

The Times has been Poynter’s primary funding source, but the institute it would seek other funding options upon determining that the paper no longer constituted a viable funding source. The institute , down from a $3.8 million loss in 2011.

Poynter specializes in as well as for journalists. Since 2005, the institute has run , or NewsU, an online journalism training program. In February 2011, as its ombudsman.

Poynter runs , the best known of which is ‘s . The blog, commonly known simply as Romenesko, has been hosted at Poynter’s website since 1999, and within the media industry. The blog was renamed Romenesko+ and became a group blog when Romenesko in 2011.

In December 2010, Poynter.org that integrated Romenesko into Poynter’s other offerings. As Poynter’s online editor, Julie Moos, of the site’s most recent revamp: Rather than trying to make Romenesko more like the rest of Poynter.org, “We’re trying to make the rest of the site more like Romenesko.”

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