PowerPoint 01: Storytelling with PowerPoint

Learn how to create a slide deck from a template and add basic content, speaker notes and launch your slideshow. Learn PowerPoint uses and tour the interface.

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Management fundamentals: Prioritizing and delegating

Illinois state editor Romando Dixson shares how he sets priorities, delegates tasks and projects and delivers results.

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Project-manage like a pro

Here’s how to deliver on a big project with many moving people and parts. Ten tips in 60 minutes from the Digital Optimization team’s Jessica Davis and Ana Hurler that will help you simplify and win.

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Management is a marathon

Practical advice for new managers (and potential new managers) on overcoming obstacles, working effectively in a hybrid newsroom, pacing yourself and, always, moving forward, even when you hit that wall at Mile 20. Greg Borowski is deputy editor for news, projects and investigations at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a late-in-life runner who has completed six marathons and is looking for number seven. Moderated by Tia’Lavon Hill from our Rising Leaders cohort.

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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

How can you do your best work during this difficult period of perpetual work-from-home? We’ll 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. This session is packed with concrete examples of what’s working.

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How things work in the Network

We cover how the many parts of the content division and wider company fit together.

Additional resources to help you

The Hub for Managers (My Leadership Edge Session, October 2020) Presentation, Recording

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Situations managers deal with

We cover:Difficult conversations that lead to positive, productive outcomes (Michael McCarter + Amalie Nash) and a series of what-ifs with HR partners Arthur Acuña, Perla Adame and Gretchen Pina-Breedy.

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Mechanics of good management

We cover: the career life cycle, including the art of recruiting, retention and hiring — with a focus on DEI (Michael Anastasi); managing virtually (Jean Hodges); and performance management — proactive, all year long, no surprises (Hollis Towns).

Additional resources to help you:

Performance management

Managing virtually

The art of recruiting, retention and hiring

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What good bosses do

We focus on Connecting mission, purpose and values with everyday work (George Stanley & Mizell Stewart III) and Motivation: Celebrating your people; elements of good communication, feedback, etc. (Mizell Stewart III)

Here are some additional related resources:

Connecting mission, purpose and values with everyday work:
21 Ways to Be a Better Leader

Top 10 Bad Boss Behaviors

Goal Setting

Motivation: Celebrating your people; elements of good communication, feedback, etc.

How to Establish Open Communication at Work

TeamRelate: Flexing Your Communication Style (My Leadership Edge Session, November2020): Presentation, Recording

How to Give Feedback Effectively

3 Questions That Motivate Any Employee

The Puzzle of Motivation

Motivator Worksheet

Leader as Motivator (My Leadership Edge Session, May 2020) Presentation, Recording

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Managing online harassment: What to know to ensure your digital and psychological safety

This 75-minute session led by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Committee to Protect Journalists provides reporters, editors, managers and other news staff with practical digital security steps and psychological precautions to take before, during, and after online harassment and attacks. The briefing covers both digital and psychological safety in the lead-up to and post-U.S. presidential election. The training will be delivered by Elana Newman, PhD., a clinical psychologist and research director for the Dart Center, and Ela Stapley, a digital security expert with the Committee to Protect Journalists and a former freelance journalist.


CPJ’s guide to protecting against targeted online attacks

CPJ’s guide to removing personal data from the internet

CPJ’s digital safety kit for journalists

CPJ’s risk assessment guide

How journalists can get access to a password manager for free.

HORN Network: Help removing the digital trail of online abuse


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Five case studies that illuminate our ethics and social media policies

In order to preserve our integrity, we must live up to the highest standards of objectivity, truthfulness, completeness, fairness, accuracy and impartiality. This can get tricky. 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.

Click here for Gannett’s social media policy

Social media guidance for newsrooms

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