Listen! Can you hear the collaboration?

not teaching, still THINKING … Collaboration is one of those words that evokes strong emotion, and not usually positive. When asked about collaboration and teamwork, journalism students in the past often gave these responses: I’d rather work alone I do my best work independently When I collaborate, people don’t show up for meetings Everyone gets […]

Encore: Try, but you won’t succeed

This post originally was published Jan. 16, 2017, reflecting on the end of the fall semester’s editing course. As we begin the spring 2018 semester, now is a good time to reinforce — at the start of the editing course — that we all must do more than try. Just finished folding a set of […]

Encore: Competition vs. collaboration

This post originally was published January 11, 2012. It’s a good reminder not to let competition get in our way. We’ve written several posts about collaboration because working together is such an important way to accomplish a goal. It’s also an opportunity to learn new skills. But it won’t work if competition gets in the […]

May you take your place at the table

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” […]

These 3 traits hold promise for us all

Summer is still with us in full force, but hints of the fall semester are creeping in around us via emails, schedules, requests for syllabi and interactions with incoming students. At Syracuse University and the Newhouse School, the welcome mat is being rolled out for freshmen and returning students. As we reflect on what’s ahead, here […]

No excuses – but our blog is back

It has been a long time since we have been in touch. Too long. But after a medically induced hiatus, we are back on schedule with our Think Like an Editor blog. We hope you’re still with us. As you probably have heard – and might know firsthand – maintaining a blog is a full-time […]