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Pulitzer Prize Board elects three co-chairs for 2016-17

Randell Beck, Joyce Dehli and Keven Ann Willey, three longtime regional newspaper executives, have been elected chairs of the Pulitzer Prize Board, Columbia University announced today.

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Don't just ask for more money, metrics matter and other lessons from the first women's leadership academy

When Masuma Ahuja and Sarah Marshall sat down to interview each other about their jobs last year, they introduced us to the idea of experiment land. Ahuja, then at The Washington Post and now at CNN, and The Wall Street Journal's Marshall, talked about fostering innovation in their newsrooms. "It’s fascinating because we’re both from legacy publications that … Read More
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Women are now leading 3 journalism fellowship programs

Dawn Garcia (John S. Knight Fellowships,) and Lynette Clemetson (Knight-Wallace Fellowships) will soon join Nieman Fellowship Program's Anne Marie Lipinski in heading three of the biggest journalism fellowship programs in the country. "In a landscape where women are less likely to own media, drive the public narrative, and have fair and diverse representation access, it is a step forward to have more women leaders at the helm of prestigious journalism fellowships."

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The press is having a tougher time fighting First Amendment cases

"Editors in leading newsrooms across the country say that the news industry is less able to pursue legal cases around free speech and freedom of the press issues than it was 10 years ago, according to a new report."

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10 ideas for dealing with that colleague who's now your boss

At some point in your career, you’ve probably had this happen: One of your colleagues is becoming your boss. Do you remember how you reacted when the announcement was made? How you acted toward the new boss on day one? It can be awkward. One day you’re complaining to each other about management, and the next day your former crony … Read More
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You're making the abrupt leap from staffer to boss. Now what?

It is Friday afternoon and you’re a reporter at the top of your game. Your story is featured on the newsroom’s homepage. Your inbox is filled with tips from sources, requests from viewers, complaints from city council members. A young reporter asks for your advice. A local journalism professor wants you to teach her class. But all of this is … Read More
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There’s no ‘I’ in team, especially if you’re a woman

You spend months pouring time and energy into a big project. Requirements change, plans become more ambitious and you take on extra responsibilities to keep everything on track. Despite the challenges, you meet deadlines, appease coworkers and the team keeps humming along, thanks to your efforts. The project is released and earns industry accolades. Your boss is quoted in coverage. Read More
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Poynter to honor Tom Brokaw with lifetime achievement award

Tom Brokaw, who helmed "NBC Nightly News" for more than two decades, will be the 2016 recipient of the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism in service of democracy, the institute announced Thursday. "The Poynter Institute has long been an invaluable resource for excellence in journalism as a result of its research, publications and seminars,” Brokaw said in a statement. “And … Read More
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Sticking to your management resolutions is tough. These good habits can help.

Like a lot of people, I’m more than halfway through this year’s observance of Lent. And something I read the other day about reaching a deeper spirituality got me thinking about another of my aspirations — understanding how to be a better manager. Here's the author's admonition: Unless you make time for spiritual exercise every day, your journey will surely … Read More
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Introducing the 2016 ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Get ready to meet the next wave of journalism leaders. The Poynter Institute and the Online News Association have announced the second class of the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, a program designed to offer leadership training to rising stars working at U.S.-based news organizations. The 28 women, chosen from more than 420 applicants, will spend a … Read More
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Hey, boss: Future managers are watching you. What are they learning?

Who taught you to be a manager? A lot of people taught me, some of them a long time ago. There was the boss in my early days as an editor who telephoned me on the city desk about 10 one evening and, in a drunken fog, promised to ruin me over a perceived slight. Too young to know better, … Read More
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Just do it: The no-excuses approach to becoming a better manager

What, I ask managers, would you like to change about the way you lead? “I’d like to be a better planner,” one says. “I’d like to be more flexible,” says another. “I’d like to be less impatient,” says a third. Be, be, be. I’d like to be… But what will you do in order to be a better leader? That’s … Read More
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How are you helping your staff improve? Maybe you need a strategy.

Somewhere along the line, I realized that two kinds of managers worked in newsrooms. The first kind I could always find; they were working at their computer screens. The second kind often tested my tracking skills. They might be in the cafeteria. They might be sitting in a quiet conference room. They might be across the room, leaning against a … Read More
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Managers, does your staff trust you? Try building your campaign on these 8 ideas.

Whether they're standing behind podiums, working the crowd or appealing to me on my TV screen, every candidate’s message is, at its core, the same: You can trust me. Some pledge to return America to greatness. Some promise to lower my taxes. Some assure me I won’t have to worry about competing for jobs with people from someplace else. They … Read More
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