From Poynter, an innovator in residence, a scholarship for women leaders and more

The Poynter Institute announced three new initiatives on Thursday — innovator in residence, a scholarship for women in leadership and The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation Community Conversations @ Poynter.

According to the press release, the three programs support Poynter’s new direction by aiming “to build and share thought leadership with the community, to ignite innovation and to promote and advance women in journalism leadership and media innovation.” The three initiatives are funded through private funding. Two women were awarded the scholarship on Monday, October 13th — Amanda Wilkins, senior digital editor for the Dallas Morning News, and Sara Hebel, assistant managing editor for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Both women received the scholarships to attend Poynter’s Leadership Academy.

The Innovator in Residence program will “help bring a visionary, dynamic thought leader to advise Poynter faculty on how to best meet journalism’s need to be nimble, inclusive and dynamic in unprecedented ways in a continuously shifting media landscape,” according to the release. The position is expected to begin in January of 2015.

The Women in Leadership Scholarship “will provide women with the opportunity to advance their leadership roles and to grow the scope, influence and impact of women leaders in journalism and the media.”

And The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation Community Conversations @ Poynter, which gets support from the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, will bring a series of public conversations to Poynter “as an interactive public dialogue that will bring a 21st century global thought leader to the community.”… Read more

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