Poynter to celebrate journalism with online event

The Poynter Institute is offering a unique opportunity to experience its annual recognition dinner. Read more from Andrew DeLong, Poynter’s teaching and evert services director:

As a nonprofit organization, around this time every year, Poynter hosts its major fundraising gala — The Bowtie Ball —  in our home of Tampa Bay, Florida. Six hundred fans of journalism join us and together, we celebrate journalism and democracy while honoring the lifetime achievement of a peer.

We’ve always wished for you to be there with us — to witness citizens valuing journalism’s collective work and to receive a resounding standing ovation when we ask people to stand and recognize the journalists in the room. 

This year, of course, our in-person celebration must wait. In its place, Poynter will host a virtual event — The Poynter Institute Celebrates Journalism — on Nov. 10. The event is free to attend with a donation suggested if you have the means. 

During the event, we will honor the distinguished career of longtime broadcast journalist Chris Wallace with the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism. 

The Poynter Institute Celebrates Journalism
WHEN: Tuesday Nov. 10
TIME: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. CT
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Last year’s Medal winner, Katie Couric, said she was moved to be in a room where journalism was being honored by so many people. 

Please celebrate with us this year and get that virtual standing ovation you deserve as we honor your essential role. Forward this invitation to your family and friends who want to support journalism and democracy. The more, the merrier. 

If your organization would like to sponsor this event, please contact our director of advancement, Wendy Wallace, at wwallace@poynter.org for more information. 

We hope to see you there! Keep scrolling for this week’s training opportunities.