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I can’t imagine how uncomfortable it would be for survivors of sexual abuse by priests to watch “Spotlight.” It was plenty uncomfortable for me as a reporter who merely had the unpleasant job of interviewing survivors and telling their stories. I saw “Spotlight” last weekend and comment on the movie in a separate post. My point here will […]

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A reporter’s email asked for advice on “steeling oneself to ask the tough questions? I ask as someone who tends toward introversion when the going gets tougher.” Effective tough questions (and good answers to them) result from a combination of: Outlook. Preparation. Control. Setting. Recording and photography. Setup. Delivery. Listening. Follow-up. Advance review. That combination doesn’t necessarily […]

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. @DartCenter ‘s Bruce Shapiro talks trauma-aware leadership & active listening to #DigitalFirst group. Inspiring. pic.twitter.com/leAmTbmCN6 — scott blanchard (@scott_blanchard) May 16, 2014 When traumatic stuff happens in a community, journalists are some of the first on the scene, along with the cops, fire fighters, paramedics and other emergency workers. These tragic events that end […]

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This post continues a series on advice for new top editors in Digital First Media newsrooms. Earlier this month I finished a chore that was a lot of work and worth every minute: Planning and emceeing a program to recognize the best work of 2012 by Digital First Media journalists. Kudos to CEO John Paton […]

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I’m a keynote speaker at the Journalism, Leadership and Management Conference for student media leaders this weekend at the Greenlee School of Journalism at Iowa State University. I was asked to talk to the students about leadership and the future. My primary point is that young journalists are already providing important leadership in our profession […]

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I guess I should admit that I occasionally recycle points and lines in my blog and in speeches and workshops. I don’t think I do this in the way that Jonah Lehrer did in his New Yorker blog. I think Lehrer crossed a noteworthy line and I don’t think I have. But I do recycle. […]

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Treat your job hunt like a big story. Just as you research a source thoroughly, looking for clues and connections, you do the same with a prospective employer or company. If the employer blogs, read lots of blog posts. Read stories by and about people who will be interviewing you. Follow them on Twitter. Just […]

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I will be a panelist tonight at a program at the American University School of Communication: “Making the Most of your Internship.” I was asked to start with five tips that journalism interns should follow: Ask lots of questions.

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This is the handout for my workshop on personal interviews. I used to do this workshop quite often, but haven’t done it for a couple years. The handout was originally posted at No Train, No Gain. I am posting some of my NTNG handouts here, with some updating, because NTNG is no longer online. Narrative […]

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I have recently gained experience from both sides in job-hunting in digital journalism. First I spent nine months looking for my next gig, landing at TBD as Director of Community Engagement. So I studied the issue from the hunter perspective. More recently I have filled five positions on my community-engagement team (hope to fill one […]

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I knew a lot about journalism in 1997. I was 26 years into an exciting career, enjoying a rewarding run as a reporter following success as an editor. But I’ve redirected and rejuvenated my career twice since then. Those efforts led me to opportunities and success I could not have imagined 13 years ago. From […]

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I will be meeting this evening with some journalism students at the University of Kentucky. As I pulled together career advice to share with them, I thought I should share it on my blog as well. Whether you are a student or a professional journalist, I recommend checking out Joe Grimm’s Jobs Page and his Poynter Ask […]

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