The Poynter Institute to provide management services for the American Society of Business Publication Editors
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – December 17, 2015 – The American Society of Business Publication Editors announced today it will relocate its base of operations to The Poynter Institute, which also will provide comprehensive management services to the 51-year-old association.
As part of the agreement, Poynter will provide membership and customer service, event support, website assistance and management of ASBPE’s highly regarded Azbee Awards of Excellence. Poynter and ASBPE will collaborate on the association’s annual conference programming, and ASBPE members will receive a discount on all Poynter training.
ASBPE, which is now based in Wheaton, Ill., is a professional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors and designers in the business, trade and specialty press. The Poynter Institute is a non-profit, international school for journalists and a media strategy center.
“Our members mean everything to us,” said Jessica Zemler, ASBPE President and Digital Content Director for UBM Life Sciences, Veterinary. “This new partnership with Poynter represents a turning point not only for the ASBPE as a whole but for each one of our members. ASBPE will still be the same ASBPE everyone knows and loves. But with the benefit of Poynter’s management support and global standing as a leader in journalism, we’ll be better able to support and educate our members, who will, in turn, be better able to grow in their careers.”
ASBPE is the second association this year to turn to Poynter for management services, following the move to Poynter by the Association of Opinion Journalists.
“Poynter is a place where journalists and journalism organizations gather to improve themselves and, by extension, democracies around the world,” said Poynter President Tim Franklin. “This partnership shows that Poynter is increasingly the place where journalism organizations turn for quality and cost-efficient management services, too. This is a partnership that makes both ASBPE and Poynter stronger.”
More than 20 media companies and journalism organizations have partnered with Poynter in recent months for their training needs. Those partners include Google, Gannett, McClatchy, Univision, The Associated Press, National Geographic and the Institute of International Education’s Fulbright Scholar program.