Network News Leadership Summit (April 2019)

Presentation to leadership on areas of focus for 2019.


More training on Leadership:

Maintaining our commitment to diversity amid the pandemic

In this webinar, Sisi Wei, director of programs at OpenNews, Keith Woods, NPR’s chief diversity officer, and Bill Church, VP of standards and ethics at Gannett, 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. He examines how traumatic events intersect with our lives as journalists, and how to cope with their effects.


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

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Our social media and ethics policies

This webinar takes a dive into our company’s social media policies and guidelines. Here, we clarify certain policies and help our employees gain a better understanding of our shared guidelines.


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

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Developing an evergreen plan

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


More training on Reporting & Writing:

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.

Other useful resources:

How to Safely Cover Street Protests – tip sheet by Judith Matloff

Covering Street Protests – a compilation of reporter-to-reporter guidance

Leading Resilience – a guide for editors and news managers

Reporters Exposed to Traumatic Events – tips for editors and managers

Handling Traumatic Imagery – a tipsheet for managing graphic content

Dealing with Hate Campaigns – a toolkit for journalists and newsrooms targeted


More training on Career Building:

Resources for coping with trauma

If you believe you might be feeling the effects of trauma, Gannett’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers resources. More information can be found here. The link can also be accessed by going to MyLife@Work and clicking on the landing page for Beacon Health Options.


More training on Self-care:

Building resiliency: What science can teach us

Dr. Steve Southwick of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder discusses how to build resiliency during times of crisis.


More training on Self-care:

Identifying and supporting trauma among fellow journalists

Piloted initially at the Greenville News, this is a newsroom-wide briefing and discussion on trauma and journalism, introducing best practices in coverage and the basics of self-care and collegial support (i.e. the impact of covering violence and tragedy; exposure to and the impact of toxic imagery and harassment/threat, techniques for self-care; peer support for news teams.)


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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.”


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

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.” It was a robust panel discussion and side chat, tackling key questions around protests, donations, newsroom power structures, and mental health. USA TODAY’s Cristina Silva helped organize the panel.


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Managing stress for yourself and your team

This conversation will enhance frontline editors’ abilities to oversee daily reporting on violence, trauma, and tragedy. It will provide basic training on managing trauma exposure on staff as well as an opportunity to talk through particular concerns with individual staff and organization-wide issues. We also will discuss who we feature in what ways (pictures, quotes, roles in the stories) to deliver coverage that accurately and honestly reflects the experiences of everyone in our communities.


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Our ethics policy: Workshopping eight common scenarios

Our combined new company has united behind a single ethics policy. Here’s a chance to get acquainted with the nuances of it, if you haven’t already.

Manny Garcia and Jean Hodges led the conversation based around real-life scenarios that have come up. Our North Star in all these conversations is our Principles of Ethical Conduct for Newsrooms. It’s our living document that we build upon.


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