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 […]

10 steps to better enterprise stories

We’ve said before that curiosity leads to strong enterprise stories. As you nurture that trait, here are 10 steps that can lead you to solid enterprise ideas. Make a list. Think of all the questions you have about a particular story in the news. Write them without evaluating them. You can do that later. Don’t […]

Dealing with Change: Video

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 prevent drudgery from setting […]