Leadership

Our mission requires visionary leadership. Learn how your voice can drive others to greater achievements.

See how teams from Phoenix, Rochester, Columbia, S.C., and Raleigh, N.C., look at how the coronavirus required them to adapt. Team Raleigh discusses Subtext, a texting service that engages audiences by sending regular text updates about current events.

You can also watch Michael Anastasi discuss his form of leadership and how you can put it to work in your own newsroom.

 

Listening effectively: Lessons from an extreme extrovert

Hear from Louisville editor Mary Irby-Jones on how she learned to stop talking so she could hear other people.

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  • Five keys to better virtual leadership

    We explore how journalists around the company are learning to listen more, communicate better, celebrate good work, constructively identify areas for improvement and reconnect in ways that return some of the joy and fulfillment we’ve been missing.

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  • Diversifying our readership, content and workforce

    All 10 of our active Table Stakes challenges are, in their own ways, designed to help us diversity our staff, our content and our customer base. Rochester’s work over the last year gives us a sturdy platform on which to build. In this conversation, we looked at what Rochester achieved, what obstacles they still face and how any of the other 10 challenges might lead to our next big breakthrough in pursuit of diversity and inclusion.

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  • Protected: A guide to improving your leadership

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  • The resilient leader

    There’s a lot coming at you as a leader, in good times and in bad. In this conversation, Mizell Stewart III connects historical events with your everyday leadership challenges, and inspires you to do even better for your team and for the mission.

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  • Focusing our newsrooms on digital subscriptions

    The truest sign of our health as a business and the fulfillment of our mission: paying subscribers. In this conversation, learn how your newsroom can keep existing customers and win the business of new ones.

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  • Prioritizing diversity in retention and promotion

    Tennessean editor Michael Anastasi, a longtime champion of investing in diversity in all respects, led a discussion on nurturing careers with a special focus on diversity.

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  • Difficult conversations as productive tools for better outcomes

    Getting real can help identify and overcome barriers to an employee’s best work.

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  • Small newsrooms, big ambitions

    Just because your newsroom is small doesn’t mean your goals need to be.

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  • Five case studies that illuminate our ethics and social media policies

    Being proactive and communicating our standards clearly helps, but sometimes we slip up. Here’s a primer on what to watch out for, and how to steer clear of trouble.

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  • New editor orientation, Part I: Our priorities as leaders

    It’s a big job. It’s a fun job. It’s tough job. It’s also different than it’s ever been.

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  • Network News Leadership Summit (April 2019)

    Presentation to leadership on areas of focus for 2019.

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  • How to be a great mentor

    We’ve all relied on the guidance and mentorship of others to get where we are. This discussion, hosted by USA TODAY’s Mary Nahorniak and the Bergen Record’s Dan Sforza, explores how to pay it forward.

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  • Managing bias

    This 20-minute on-demand training defines unconscious bias, the science behind it, how it can influence behavior, and the impact it can have in everyday scenarios.

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  • Maintaining our commitment to diversity amid the pandemic

    Sisi Wei, Keith Woods and Bill Church meet to discuss how our organizations can maintain their commitment to diversity and inclusion amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • A discussion of trauma and peer support

    In this webinar, Bruce Shapiro of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma delves into trauma and peer support.

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  • Motivating employees based on potential and performance

    Michael Anastasi discusses his form of leadership and how you can put it to work in your own newsroom.

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  • Protected: Using design-do loops to power your Table Stakes challenge

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  • Protected: Table Stakes follow-up: community-funded journalism

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  • Protected: Table Stakes: Design-do loops

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  • Protected: Table Stakes scorecards activity

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  • FOUNDATIONS: Better interview techniques

    This session will walk through interviewing techniques, and help you make sure you get key questions answered.

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  • Fault Lines: diversity, equity and inclusion

    The Maynard Insitute, backed by a grant from the Knight Foundation, will help our journalists see where coverage could improve across socioeconomic status, geography, race, gender and other fault lines.

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  • Best practices for engagement and UGC forms

    Summer Moore and Penny Riordan walk you through our new reader engagement form templates, which can be embedded directly into stories.

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  • Developing an evergreen plan

    What is evergreen, and why should you care? This webinar answers questions on how to develop an evergreen content strategy for your newspaper, and why.

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  • Newsroom safety and security

    Since the Capital Gazette shooting in June 2018, newsroom employees have wondered if they are safe in their workplace. We’ll go over personal safety tips and security information to ensure you’re informed.

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  • Trauma: Dealing with online harassment

    These workshops share some of the foundational learnings around how we absorb and process trauma, as well as practical tips for self-care and how to deal with online harassment.

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  • Identifying and supporting trauma among fellow journalists

    A newsroom-wide briefing and discussion on trauma and journalism, introducing best practices in coverage and the basics of self-care and collegial support.

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  • Strategies for being a great mentor

    Mentoring and coaching is an art, as Socrates knew. Here’s how to channel some of what worked for him.

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  • Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism

    USA TODAY’s Mabinty Quarshie interviewed Wanda Lloyd, former Montgomery Advertiser editor and 2019 inductee into the NABJ Hall of Fame, on her recent book: “Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism.”

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  • How to fight racism and not get fired from your mainstream media job

    The Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists hosted a webinar titled “How to fight racism and not get fired from your mainstream media job.”

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  • Black women, politics, culture, society, trauma and healing

    Nichelle Smith, Dr. Aisha Lowe and Kimberly Melton joined LIVE with Dr. AMC & Friends for a thoughtful roundtable discussion.

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  • Protected: Table Stakes: Moving from activities to outcomes

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  • Leadership academy: Simple acts of communication and kindness

    Michael Anastasi shares simple techniques you can use to get the best out of your teams and colleagues.

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