‘Lessons learned’ from others teach us

In a “Lessons Learned” blog post on fastcompany.com, Vivian Giang shares stories from seven business leaders on how they reached “the biggest moral dilemmas of their careers.” As Giang writes in the intro of her piece: Someone’s wrong can be your right, which means your right will definitely, at some point, be someone else’s wrong. Most of […]

May you always know when to concede

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 Whether you golf, enjoy watching it or know […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to make wise personal decisions

All journalists have an awesome responsibility. Editors, in particular, have an obligation to protect the credibility of their product and their organization by making wise personal decisions. They can do that by recalling the tenets of ethical decision-making in a newsroom and by remembering the appropriate way to ACT. Assess the situation Consider the consequences […]

April 19: Want advice? Take some notes!

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 19 It is a good feeling when someone asks for advice. If you’re the person seeking advice, know that you are not […]