No shortage of coronavirus story ideas

not teaching,still THINKING … Coronavirus coverage is an extreme example of how story ideas are generated. Not only are the basics being reported, but also the fallout in every locality, every state, every country, every continent. If you are looking to cover a new angle that has not been reported, consider the following: Change. It […]

Let’s mix things up a little each day

not teaching,still THINKING … Change. It can be just as strongly embraced as it can be deeply rejected. People tend to be fond of change when it affects someone else, but resistant to change when it affects themselves. That’s human nature. Change, however, can be a good thing for a lot of reasons. It can […]

Everyone: Embrace these 3 traits

not teaching, still THINKING … Three traits that can motivate anyone — not just journalists — are: Courage Patience Perseverance Courage: to pursue all stories, not just the easy or familiar ones; to ask tough questions; to approach sensitive issues with confidence and care. Patience: to wait for the best source of information, not the usual […]

18 ways to get to know your emotional IQ

In case you missed this Forbes piece earlier this month, “Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How to Know for Sure,” read it now. Contributor Travis Bradberry could be talking to a roomful of journalists. First, what is it? Bradberry explains: Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we […]

May you experience the newfangled

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 If you search online for “When was the washing […]

May you always listen, not just hear

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 One of the neat things about keeping the […]