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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

    Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media FAQs

    Updated Sept. 2018

    There will be three separate classes for Poynter's 2019 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, held Feb. 24-March 1, March 31-April 5 and Oct. 20-25 at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. Applications for all classes will open November 1, 2018.

    To answer your first question: Yes, you are awesome and should probably apply.

    Can I apply if I live outside the U.S.?

  • 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.

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    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

    3 guidelines for writing breaking-news leads

    In an age in which technology gives us the ability to publish anytime, anywhere, on any platform, it can be tricky to choose the best lead--especially when the news is breaking.

    Here are some guidelines to make sure your story is the one your audience chooses.

    Time

    • Did the story just happen?
    • Are you the first to report it, or will most of your audience already know about it?
    • Is the time element crucial?

    Audience needs

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    Article

    Checklists for covering 3 kinds of beats

    Many traditional beats are defined geographically, either as a neighborhood (territorial) or a city or county (jurisdictional). Some areas that your beat covers may be obvious; others may not. Here are some places to include in jurisdictional beats.

    City hall and local government

 
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