Tim Franklin is senior associate dean at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Before joining Medill in June 2017, he was president of The Poynter Institute, the international school for journalists and a media think tank. He has been the top editor of three metropolitan newspapers, The Indianapolis Star, Orlando Sentinel and Baltimore Sun. Before joining Poynter in 2014, he was a managing editor in the Washington bureau of Bloomberg News. He began his career at the Chicago Tribune, where he was a reporter and editor for 17 years, rising to an associate managing editor, overseeing the Tribune’s sports and business sections.