A journalist who edited major metropolitan newspapers and founded an education center for sports journalism will be the new president of the Poynter Institute.
The St. Petersburg-based school and media strategy center that teaches journalists from around the world announced Thursday that Timothy A. Franklin has been hired as the organization's new president.
The 53-year-old will become the school's fifth president since 1975, succeeding Karen Dunlap, who is retiring.
Franklin is currently managing editor of Bloomberg News in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was the top editor at the Indianapolis Star, the Orlando Sentinel and the Baltimore Sun and was the founding director of the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University.
The Institute now owns Times Publishing Co., which publishes the Tampa Bay Times and Florida Trend magazine.
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Original Headline: Fla.-based Poynter Institute names new president
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