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The New York Times ROBERT D. McFADDEN

Gabe Pressman, a dean of New York TV journalism, dies at 93

"...He was Gabe: the short, rumpled, pushy guy from Channel 4 who seemed always on the scene, elbowing his way to the front and jabbing his microphone in the face of a witness or a big shot."

The New York Times Stephanie Strom

Food & wine magazine will leave New York for Alabama

"Food & Wine, the glossy, chef-focused food magazine, is moving to Birmingham, Ala., joining a stable of other publications owned by Time Inc. that includes Cooking Light and Southern Living."

Rolling Stone Joyce Chen

Ira Glass talks 'Serial' season 3, journalism in the age of Trump

"Ira Glass is staying tight-lipped about the third season of his hit podcast Serial, only revealing in a recent interview that the series will take on a different format."

Huffington Post Wade Rowland

Sorry, Trudeau. Somebody will have to pay for good journalism

"The prime minister's hasty decision to stomp on the recommendation for restoring fiscal health to the news industry was more than a little disturbing."

Daily Mail MailOnline India and Associated Press

Pakistani journalists under fire from religious extremists

"In addition to attacks from militants or criminals, Pakistani journalists are also facing threats from government agencies or the military itself."

The Guardian Amanda Meade

Daily Mail refuses to pay journalist for republishing parts of her work

"Daily Mail Australia has refused to pay a journalist for republishing parts of her work under its reporters’ bylines, telling her: 'There is no copyright in an idea.'"

The Hindu Staff Reporter

Workshop deliberates on impact of social media on journalism

"Stating that social media has today become a platform for information dissemination, Ranjit Singh, Joint Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said the role of a journalist to verify the authenticity of news has become very crucial."

Journalism.co.uk Catalina Albeanu

Martin Baron: 'There is a business case in addition to the moral case for investigative journalism'

"Make your news brand addictive – that’s the advice of Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, for news organisations with limited resources to spend on innovation and experimentation."

Talking Biz News Chris Roush

Layoffs at Bloomberg News amid reorganization

"Bloomberg News has reorganized a part of the newsroom into a “breaking news” team... The reorganization has resulted in about a half-dozen layoffs,"

Politico Politico

Mark Scott to join POLITICO’s expanded technology team

"We’re thrilled to share some news this morning about our digital future: Mark Scott is POLITICO’s new Chief Technology Correspondent."

Huffington Post Emily Peck

Wall Street Journal reporters demand action on newsroom diversity

"The Wall Street Journal’s staff is about as diverse as the business world the paper covers: It’s essentially run by white men."

Shorenstein Center Meighan Stone

Snake and stranger: Media coverage of Muslims and refugee policy

"A new paper by Meighan Stone... argues that the predominantly negative coverage of Muslims and refugees on U.S. TV news contributes to negative public opinion of Muslims, and in turn, policies such as President Trump’s 'Muslim ban.'"

The New York Times Hanna Ingber

Dear readers...

"As one of our first initiatives, we’re going to experiment with a bulletin board for our journalists to speak directly to readers about our coverage."

Reuters Subrat Patnaik

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

"Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services."

The New York Times Sydney Ember and Gardiner Harris

Wall Street Journal scrutinizes hundreds of articles by fired reporter

"The Wall Street Journal is conducting a review of hundreds of articles by Jay Solomon, who was the paper’s chief foreign affairs correspondent."

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The New York Times ROBERT D. McFADDEN

Gabe Pressman, a dean of New York TV journalism, dies at 93

"...He was Gabe: the short, rumpled, pushy guy from Channel 4 who seemed always on the scene, elbowing his way to the front and jabbing his microphone in the face of a witness or a big shot."

The New York Times Stephanie Strom

Food & wine magazine will leave New York for Alabama

"Food & Wine, the glossy, chef-focused food magazine, is moving to Birmingham, Ala., joining a stable of other publications owned by Time Inc. that includes Cooking Light and Southern Living."

Rolling Stone Joyce Chen

Ira Glass talks 'Serial' season 3, journalism in the age of Trump

"Ira Glass is staying tight-lipped about the third season of his hit podcast Serial, only revealing in a recent interview that the series will take on a different format."

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From competition to avoidance: 5 styles of conflict resolution

Experts in conflict resolution say people tend to have a “default style” -- a preferred approach that typically we rely on. Here are five styles, drawn from the work of conflict scholars Kenneth Thomas and Ralph Kilmann. Which one are you apt use, especially in difficult conversations?

  • Competition: I generally value my goals over relationships. I see conflict in terms of winning and losing, and I will win. I push for my advantage, argue my point and generally stand firm on my original goal.
  • Compromise: I’m willing to give up some of my goals in order to preserve the relationship, but I expect the other person to give up something as well. If we both sacrifice, we’ve demonstrated a willingness to get along. I approach difficult conversations assuming I’ll give up something to get something.
  • Collaboration: I value my goals and the relationship, and I try to find creative ways to not only achieve everyone's goals, but to build the relationship in the process. I enter a difficult conversation aiming for a “win” for everyone.
  • Accommodation: I’d rather give up my goals than risk the relationship. I hate the bad feelings that come from difficult conversations and prefer to give in rather than press for what I believe is right.
  • Avoidance: I walk away from my goal and the relationship. It is not worth the trouble or danger of dealing with the situation.

Good leaders don't just know their preferred style. They understand all five styles and know when to use each.

Taken from Dealing With Difficult Conversations, a self-directed course by Jill Geisler at Poynter NewsU. Looking for more leadership training? See our lineup of upcoming Poynter programs.

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