May you keep proper perspective

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 On the third day of training for interns […]

Rely on your conscience for fairness

Fairness in coverage 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. Fairness has to do with being consistent, yet flexible when circumstances require. A role of journalists is to consider context in making decisions case by case — […]

Tim Duncan gives a lesson on coaching

Nothing beats a good victory. Whether you were cheering for the San Antonio Spurs or the Miami Heat in the NBA Championship Finals, or whether you weren’t interested at all, you cannot help but appreciate the camaraderie of the players and be happy for the team, the coach and the fans. When the Spurs beat […]

10 tips for editors on getting along

It seems a good time to revisit the importance of getting along in the newsroom. Many factors can affect the work environment — personalities and pressures among them. A key to comity is effort. Diplomacy helps, too. Getting along in the newsroom is an attribute that will distinguish an editor from a colleague who is […]

April 14: Dream job? Be polite to all!

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 14 Connecting with people should be fun, and there are so many ways to do it. Regardless of the method that’s right […]

Show respect, gain respect? Not so

New York Times reporter and Newhouse alum Pete Thamel writes today about how some universities are monitoring their athletes’ use of social media — and the constitutional questions raised by that practice. His story is a thorough look at a fresh issue, coming on the weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. Some universities […]