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How leaders can stay focused on listening, even in a busy office

Leaders can help themselves and their team by practicing the art of listening. When you listen, you help staff members develop their ideas and skills, and help them do their best work. Every leader can hone their listening skills and become a better leader. The first step to wanting to listen. You have to believe that your team member has … Read More
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Poynter’s leadership academy for women returns in March

Mark your calendars. The Poynter Institute is proud to announce dates and details for the third Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. The transformative, week-long leadership program will take place the week of March 19-24, 2017, at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. Like past years, the tuition-free program is open to 28 participants and will offer leadership skills … Read More
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How to manage your reaction, and your response, in times of change

Change creates a mixture of anticipation, anxiety, uncertainty, dread, eagerness and fear. There is something important about these feelings. The words describe not the change itself, but how people typically feel when faced with change. Leading change is a matter of leading people. Here are some typical emotions you may feel when chance is announced and how you can manage … Read More
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Want your newsroom to collaborate? Help veterans and beginners learn from each other

The week of my 64th birthday began with an email from Ben, my editor. “This is too good,” read the subject line. No one recognizes a story pitch faster than a former editor. I braced myself. “There's a new sitcom about a veteran, decorated journalist managing a bunch of millennial reporters…. Would you take a look and let me know … Read More
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As financial uncertainty looms, how can you lead your newsroom through change?

The news hits you like a thunderbolt. There’s a corporate reorganization. An offer is on the table or, even more definitively, your company is being sold. Countless thoughts race through your head, not the least of which is, "what does this mean to me?" But you have even more to be concerned about. Whether you are a top newsroom leader … Read More
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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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