5 Ways to Cause Trouble for Yourself

not teaching, still THINKING … Trouble finds us easily enough, but sometimes we cause trouble for ourselves — especially when our personal and professional interests intermingle. Here are five ways we could cause that trouble. Recognize them. Avoid them. Keep your boss in the dark about any conflict of interest, hoping it will go away […]

Inside look at reporters on the outside

In a tweet today, our colleague Simon Perez brought to our attention a story by media reporter Paul Farhi of The Washington Post, “Why Journalists Need to Practice What They Preach.” The piece is straightforward. When they’re on the other side of a microphone or press pad, reporters can be as thin-skinned, controlling and paranoid as […]

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 […]