Poynter: Beyond words

I am currently on the quest for a new blog that will serve as an ideal/role model for a produced by/about the adventures of ________ [fill in the blank]. Perhaps the reason I am still questing is that I am still trying to figure out what I want to be. In the meantime, however, I return to a site that has been a stalwart for years.

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 2.32.02 PMIn its official realm (and in their own words) the Poynter Institute is a school

that exists to ensure that our communities have access to excellent journalism—the kind of journalism that enables us to participate fully and effectively in our democracy.

As a writer and writing instructor, I have used Poynter.org for reference, teaching ideas, and handy how-to’s. Roy Peter Clark and his blog, Writing Tools, are especially useful. In the past few years, Poynter has evolved into a full multimedia resource and training site, reflective of the array and pace of changes in the overall news industry.

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