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The Washington Post Margaret Sullivan

Trump won, and Amy Siskind started a list of changes. Now it’s a sensation.

"Soon afterward, Siskind began keeping what she calls the Weekly List, tracking all the ways in which she saw America’s taken-for-granted governmental norms changing in the Trump era."

Wall Street Journal Joe Flint and Deepa Seetharaman

Facebook is going Hollywood, seeking scripted TV programming

"The social-networking giant is talking to Hollywood studios and agencies about producing TV-quality shows with an eye toward launching original programming by late summer, people familiar with the matter said."

The New York Times Adam Goldman

C.I.A. set up secret back channel with Syria to try to free U.S. hostage

"In the early days of the Trump administration, national security officials began exploring ways to free Austin Tice, an American journalist and a former Marine officer believed to be held by the Syrian government."

The New Yorker Jeffrey Toobin

The National Enquirer's Fervor for Trump

"Throughout the 2016 Presidential race, the Enquirer embraced Trump with sycophantic fervor. The magazine made its first political endorsement ever, of Trump, last spring."

Digiday Brian Morrissey

News UK’s David Dinsmore: ‘Advertising is quite challenging’

"News UK is home to major British newspapers including The Sun, The Times of London and The Sunday Times. It’s found that among some of its key publications, the print audience is growing but advertising is falling."

Digiday Max Willens

It’s Jen Wong’s Time

"Time Inc.’s chief operating officer has yet to show up for a scheduled interview at the company’s lower Manhattan headquarters in Brookfield Place. The question of the hour: How is she helping to turn around the embattled publishing company?"

Digiday Jessica Davies

Facebook video ad viewability rates are as low as 20 percent, agencies say

"After fessing up to a string of measurement errors over the past six months, the social media company has bowed to pressure from ad buyers and started letting third-party auditors check its numbers."

Columbia Journalism Review Pete Vernon

Tracking a journalist’s killer

"Sheremet was one of 48 journalists killed last year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists... Nearly a year later, following a police investigation riddled with errors, no one has been held accountable. Meanwhile, Sheremet’s fellow journalists have stepped into the void."

Media Shift Sonia Narang

Why Instagram is this journalist’s favorite tool

"With more than 700 million people on Instagram as of April 2017, this popular photo-sharing platform has become a powerful tool for journalists globally."

The New York Times Sydney Ember

Next stop for Preet Bharara, fired prosecutor? His brother’s media firm

"Since Preet Bharara, the former United States attorney in Manhattan, was abruptly fired in March by President Trump, speculation has swirled about what he would do next."

The Guardian Emily Bell

Grenfell reflects the accountability vacuum left by crumbling local press

"Among the many elements of failure which lead to the unacceptable and avoidable, the failure of accountability reporting on local communities is obvious to anyone who cares to scour the archives."

Buzzfeed Jon Passantino

CNN is imposing strict new rules on its Russia coverage

"CNN is imposing strict new publishing restrictions for online articles involving Russia after the network deleted a story and then issued a retraction late Friday, according to an internal email obtained by BuzzFeed News."

Arizona State University Joseph Giordano

New York Times data editor joins Cronkite School

"Sarah Cohen, the Pulitzer Prize-winning data editor of The New York Times and former Duke University professor, is joining the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication as the Knight Chair in Data Journalism, Arizona State University announced Thursday."

Bloomberg Technology Daniele Lepido and Tommaso Ebhardt

News Corp. in advanced talks with Facebook on subscriptions

"News Corp., publisher of the Wall Street Journal and the Times of London, is holding 'very advanced' discussions with Facebook Inc. about subscriptions to its content online, Chief Executive Officer Robert Thomson said."

journalism.co.uk Mădălina Ciobanu

How NBC News designs digital products with the audience in mind

"The organization is taking lessons from the redesign of two of its pop-up verticals and applying them to the wider NBC News brands."

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The Washington Post Margaret Sullivan

Trump won, and Amy Siskind started a list of changes. Now it’s a sensation.

"Soon afterward, Siskind began keeping what she calls the Weekly List, tracking all the ways in which she saw America’s taken-for-granted governmental norms changing in the Trump era."

Wall Street Journal Joe Flint and Deepa Seetharaman

Facebook is going Hollywood, seeking scripted TV programming

"The social-networking giant is talking to Hollywood studios and agencies about producing TV-quality shows with an eye toward launching original programming by late summer, people familiar with the matter said."

The New York Times Adam Goldman

C.I.A. set up secret back channel with Syria to try to free U.S. hostage

"In the early days of the Trump administration, national security officials began exploring ways to free Austin Tice, an American journalist and a former Marine officer believed to be held by the Syrian government."

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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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