Fewer editors in 2020? Not likely

I recently read about an internal report at The New York Times that maps its plan “to accelerate the (digital) transformation while maintaining a commitment to high-quality journalism.” Not surprisingly, the headline on its own coverage states: “New York Times Study Calls for Rapid Change in Newsroom.” Haven’t we been experiencing rapid change for some […]

May you keep up your morale

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 The definition, alone, of “morale” would keep anyone’s […]

Encore: Why you need to think of ethics

Some things are just worth repeating. So we offer a previously published post — “Needed: Everyone to Think about Ethics.” Originally published last fall, the key takeaways are that you can tell a lot about strangers by the way they drive, and you can tell a lot about people by how they handle situations involving […]

Women in the news — or often not

This past week New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan wrote about a University of Nevada study that showed front-page stories in Sullivan’s paper quoted men more than three times as often as women. (The actual count was 65% of sources were male, 19% were female and 17% were unknown.) After mulling the study and […]

Student Journalists: You’re Our Future

Thanks to the Jim Romenesko column for sharing news of ASNE’s survey about how editors use technology. The focus of the survey was on whether technology has improved coverage or harmed it. Editors were divided. What I found interesting was a survey question dealing with digital-savvy editors: Does your newsroom have enough technology savvy staffers […]

Actions have consequences: Video

We have been consumed recently by stories about what happens when people take action without thinking or when people are thoughtless about their actions. The news about CNN‘s Rick Sanchez and Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi are two examples. You probably can think of other stories in your community, on a local level, in which […]