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    Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders

    You’ll receive personalized feedback — from your newsroom — about your strengths and challenges. You’ll get help for leading your staff through the transition of becoming digital-first. You’ll get customized advice for addressing your most pressing concerns with coaching from Poynter faculty, one-on-one.

    You’ll return home with confidence and management tools that will begin paying dividends immediately.

    You’ll learn how to:

  • In-person teaching

    Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders

    You’ll receive personalized feedback — from your newsroom — about your strengths and challenges. You’ll get help for leading your staff through the transition of becoming digital-first. You’ll get customized advice for addressing your most pressing concerns with coaching from Poynter faculty, one-on-one.

    You’ll return home with confidence and management tools that will begin paying dividends immediately.

    You’ll learn how to:

  • Tips/Training

    Article

    6 tips from experts at Poynter's 'Covering Health Care Policy Changes' gathering

    Whether you’re a beat reporter or just covering it for a day, health care is complicated. Cutting through the jargon and complexity of the system can be difficult, so reporting, economic and health experts from across the country broke it down Monday at Poynter’s “Covering Health Care Policy Changes” event in Washington, D.C.

    Whether you heard the discussion in person, or live miles away, here are some takeaways for the next time you delve into health care.

  • Tips/Training

    Article

    Journalists should avoid simple explanations after mass shootings

    Accused Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's brother said from Orlando that he didn't even know his brother owned rifles. "Maybe a pistol or two that he kept in his safe," Eric Paddock told CNN. His neighbors in Mesquite, Nevada, have expressed their shock and said he never seemed violent.

    Later Monday, Paddock’s brother revealed that their father was once on the FBI’s most wanted list. While that will be an interesting addition to the suspected killer’s profile, it may or may not explain anything.

  • Tips/Training

    Article

    Best practices for covering mass shootings

    Mental health experts are still trying to determine how media coverage of mass shooting events can contribute to a contagion effect. Journalists can make choices around the coverage that will minimize the impact.

    Here are some best practices:

    Name the shooter infrequently and only when his name is critical to helping your audience understand what happened.

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