Think Like an Editor blog by Steve Davis and Emilie Davis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

May you take your place at the table

By · Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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MAY you …

For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “

Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later

Notice the intentional wording of today’s headline: “take” your place, not “find” your place.

What’s the difference?

In our minds, our wish for you is that you have the confidence to be proactive about getting involved, about voicing your opinion, about seating yourself among great minds and great collaborators.

To merely “find” your place suggests that someone already has chosen a seat for you and is welcoming you to the table. That’s possible, but why take that risk?

May you take your place at the table.

Corporate diversity was the focus of a Forbes piece earlier this year: “Five Trends Driving Workplace Diversity in 2015.” It’s a good place to start. But, remember, diversity is all-inclusive — more than your gender and your race — it’s all the things that make YOU.

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