We all need a compass for True North

not teaching, still THINKING … For the first time in roughly 20 years, these two profs will not be in the classroom at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School when the fall semester starts. Call it retirement or the start of a new adventure, we won’t be teaching. But we’ll be thinking. What will guide our decisions? […]

May you have a strong work ethic

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 “Just do it” is a trademark of Nike […]

A tip from actor James Garner — RIP

Sometimes profound insight is found in the most unexpected places. This short piece of advice comes from James Garner, as reported in USA TODAY’S obituary of the actor, who died July 19 at age 86. “I’m a Spencer Tracy-type actor,” Garner once said. “His idea was to be on time, know your words, hit your […]

April 27: What’s your credo? Have one!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 27 No matter your profession or your role, it’s a good idea to have a credo. A credo is a clear rule […]

Find your way with an editor’s credo

Today might not be the first day of the spring semester everywhere, but it is here at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, which brings to mind some thoughts about editors’ credos. A credo is something that will help you to approach your role as an editor with purpose. It will help you to stay focused when […]