3 new ways to think about credibility

not teaching,still THINKING … In a nonjournalism setting recently, we heard credibility described as: Consistency Honesty Courage We agree. Credibility is a common theme we share because it is at the heart of everything we do as journalists. When we lose our credibility, it is difficult — and sometimes impossible — to regain. As colleges […]

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 […]

Favoritism vs news judgment

When assessing content, if you must think too long about whether something is fair, then it probably is not, and you should redirect your energy into making it fair. Fairness 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. […]

Tips to remember key AP Style points

Ah, the sweet aroma of a new AP Stylebook — all that fresh ink on crisp paper. The online version is versatile and useful, too. Love flipping through those pages, though. Regardless of how you prefer to check Associated Press style, here are some tips to help you strive for consistency. Ages Use figures with […]

12 ways reporters can ‘manage up’

Overwork, boring work and low pay will drive employees away. But the greatest workplace deal breaker could be the boss-employee relationship. That’s why it’s important to know how to control this relationship. First, think of it as a partnership. If you’re an editor, treat reporters as partners and let them know you don’t mind giving […]

It’s time to get back to this blog

Time. It is something we always want more of — because we never have enough of it. We have been posting on this blog for two years, but it has been 30 days since our last post. Is that possible? How did we spend that time? ›  Finishing up the fall semester ›  Grading ›  […]