Coping with the stress and trauma of journalism, using our EAP benefit

The EAP provides qualified counseling experts for you and your family members. It is free and confidential. This 60-minute session from EAP facilitator Gwen Kinsey will reintroduce this benefit and answer questions about how to use it. Gwen will also focus on the effects of stress, trauma and burnout for journalists.

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Measure the impact of your newsroom’s best journalism

The Detroit Free Press proves its worth to its subscribers and its community every year with its annual Community impact Report. In this 30-minute workshop, executive editor Anjanette Delgado will explain how the Freep tracks the results of its work — the real-world change that happens as a result of their journalism (law changes, government investigations, arrests, prison releases, lawsuits, settlements, amnesty, community activation, etc.) — so it can publish the comprehensive year-end report. The Community Impact Report isn’t just a celebration of what our journalism achieved. It’s a huge help in retaining existing subscribers and attracting new ones.

Here are the slides from the workshop.

Here’s an easy guide to how to make a community impact report.

And here’s where to find Impact Tracker: behind Okta.

The Detroit Free Press’ Community Impact Report 2021

Wisconsin’s impact report 2021

Metric reports that include impact

Impact summary (download your impacts, your site’s, your region’s, the Network’s, a funder’s)

Daily site summary (MTD by site)

Monthly KPI report (full month, all network)

How did that content do? (to come, single story)

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Understanding the financial side of our business

Learn how to make the budget work for you, rather than the other way around. Our SVP of finance, Tricia Gosser, will help us understand the inner-workings of the financial side of our business. What do you as content executives need to know to be savvy financial operators? Tricia will help you get there.

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Community engagement for underserved communities

Knoxville News Sentinel Executive Editor Joel Christopher leads a Q&A conversation about best practices, challenges and outcomes that emerge from engaging and including different communities in our conversations, newsletters and content. Featuring David Plazas and LeBron Hill from Black Tennessee Voices and Latino Tennessee Voices, Brenna McDermott from Knoxville Digital Advisory Group and Angela Dennis of the Knox News Soul newsletter. Facilitator Cynthia Benjamin.

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Your power as an informal leader

You don’t need to have rank and seniority to exert leadership. What you prioritize, what you value, how you listen, how you communicate, whose voices and views you feature, who you lift up, small gestures of mentorship, open-mindedness to advice and counsel — these all are informal acts of leadership. In this conversation with USA TODAY’s executive editor for news, Kristen Go, you’ll learn to recognize and harness this power for good.

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Strategic thinking and planning

We look at how one of our biggest news organizations in one of our biggest markets does BIG things. From guiding probing investigative projects to introducing a new pay model to staging a marathon, The Free Press team will share how it sizes up and capitalizes on big opportunities. Hosted by executive editor Peter Bhatia and senior news director/digital Anjanette Delgado.

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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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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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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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Small newsrooms, big ambitions

Jeremy McBain, who leads several small newsrooms in northern Michigan., guided a conversation on maintaining big ambitions while managing multiple small newsrooms — all in a remote environment.

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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. In this program, you’ll will:
– Learn your way around;
– Master managerial skills, especially in this company;
– Channel your best leadership instincts;
– Build a reliable network of colleagues, friends and confidants

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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 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.

Log onto The Hub through Okta now to take this course.

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Motivating employees based on potential and performance

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

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