Interns: Learn expectations to succeed

Summer interns, this is for you: “7 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Summer Interns,” by Jonathan Lacoste on While companies are putting their efforts into giving you a good experience, you can give back to them by learning what they plan for you: Make them feel welcome Treat them like full-time employees […]

‘Lessons learned’ from others teach us

In a “Lessons Learned” blog post on, Vivian Giang shares stories from seven business leaders on how they reached “the biggest moral dilemmas of their careers.” As Giang writes in the intro of her piece: Someone’s wrong can be your right, which means your right will definitely, at some point, be someone else’s wrong. Most of […]

Rely on your conscience for fairness

Fairness in coverage has to do with being aware of and attentive to nuances, treating people with respect, and anticipating perceptions that readers will take away with them. Fairness has to do with being consistent, yet flexible when circumstances require. A role of journalists is to consider context in making decisions case by case — […]

Libel basics and warning signs to know

A role of journalists and communicators is to ensure that published material is not libelous. This means they must have a basic understanding of libel law and what to do when in doubt about potentially libelous content. It’s all about being aware and proactive, especially in situations where there are fewer “eyes” on stories. The […]

8 questions to ask about sources

If you’re publishing your own work — whether as a freelancer or an employee of a media company — here are some important questions to ask yourself. You can use them as a checklist to ensure you give proper credit and include the best sources. Appropriate attribution and sourcing will set you apart as someone who […]

‘Boom Boom Book’ author shares his tips

Following the theme of our professional daily tips in the month of April, we are sharing a friendly pitch about a newly published must-read: “The Boom! Boom! Book” along with a guest post by the author. Written by Michael Ryan, the book lives up to its subtitle: “Practical tips to make sure your career doesn’t go […]