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How would you use the dislike button?

If you’ve been following Facebook news this week, you know the latest. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and top executive, announced that the social networking site is close to testing a “dislike” button out there. When it hits, watch out. If people use it as intended, they will express empathy or sadness. But Zuckerberg — in comments […]

Minimum wage issue a lesson in inclusion

Classes at the Newhouse School start a week from today, and it’s time to remind ourselves how many lessons surround us every day, with every story and post that we read. Take, for example, the increased minimum wage issue that’s been in the news. Lots of information. Plenty of opinions. If you’re following that news, […]

Want to be a happy worker? It’s on you

If there’s one thing we learn from this interesting post about happy workers, it’s that one size does not fit all. Not all people. Not all places. In her short piece, “If You Want Happy Workers, Stop Treating Them Like Children,” author Aimee Groth takes us through the options for happiness: emotional needs and physical needs. The bottom […]

How to prevent workplace burnout

A piece published today by Fast Company, “5 Creative Ways to Prevent Employees Burning Out,” offers some good reminders about balancing work and everything else. The tips are directed at employers, but anyone can put them to use. And they remind us of some other ways that journalists can help themselves and one another. First, Fast […]

5 questions to ask when writing a lead

This might seem elementary for journalism veterans. It might seem outdated for those in newsrooms without editors. But we think it’s an important message: 5 questions to ask when writing a lead. These questions originally were intended for editors to ask reporters. However, they are questions reporters can — and should — ask themselves. What’s the […]

Job seekers: 3 things you need

In a recent report published by Forbes, we read about the three things job seekers need: “a killer resume, an articulate interview, and a healthy dose of patience” Patience is key. The report, “Study Confirms the American Hiring Process is Now 10.3 Days Longer,” explains what employers do these days to find the right fit. According to […]