Poynter.org is a great website about the media. The site covers the people, dealings and developments that shape and inform the fourth estate. But really, Poynter is so much more. Originally, Poynter.org was the Poynter Institute, the brain child of Nelson Poynter, a career publisher who wished to instill quality journalism into the next generations of writers. For years, Poynter was a series of classes in an old bank in St. Petersburg, FL. (As a matter of fact, they'd actually hold classes in the vault.) Today, it is a site for news, as well as a resource for those young and old to continue to educate and enrich themselves as journalism continues to grow and evolve.
Because, yeah, there are a ton of great articles on Poynter. But that's probably only half the reason I check the site. The other reason I check the site is for the chats. I recently sat in on a chat they hosted on how journalists can build their brand with Tumblr and found it very informative. What was great is that it wasn't a lecture. Like the name suggests, it was a chat. People asked questions. It was a conversation, and like all of Poynter, it was informative.
And that's just what I think about Poynter. Truthfully, they sum it up best in their own words: "Poynter 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."