The Poynter Institute has named Tim Franklin its new president. Franklin comes to Poynter from Bloomberg, where he served as managing editor of Bloomberg News in Washington. He had been with Bloomberg LP since 2011. Previously, Franklin served as editor of the Indianapolis Star, the Orlando Sentinel and the Baltimore Sun.
Franklin is succeeding Karen Dunlap, who is retiring after 10 years with Poynter. Franklin will become just the fifth president of Poynter since it was founded in 1975.
“Tim brings a wealth of experience in journalism across all platforms, and a strong background in journalism education,” said Paul Tash, chairman of the Poynter Institute trustees, in a statement. “For everyone who cares about journalism as a foundation of democracy, this is excellent news.”