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Newsletter archives 2022

October

  • October 21: Attack on AP journalist leads to prison; Food insecurity coverage tips; Goodbye for now
  • October 20: Newsroom strike divides union; Peak newsletter?; The Lettuce wins newspaper campaign
  • October 19: FBI raids journalist’s home; ‘The World According to Fox’; Debates debated
  • October 18: New York Times identity crisis; Accessible midterms coverage; Life-saving newspaper ad
  • October 17: Local Journalism Initiative wins top honors; Covering food insecurity; ‘Infamously brutal’ New York Times review
  • October 14: Fox & News Corp together again?; Trump threatens to sue Pulitzers; Gloria Steinem on Ms. at 50
  • October 13: Covering losing candidates; Newsroom to courtroom; Journalist’s headstone
  • October 12: Gannett’s ‘brutal’ new cuts; Who talks to pollsters?; Wildlife photog of the year
  • October 11: CNN journalists kicked out of Thailand; John Oliver on crime reporting; ‘Sacred duty’ of ‘She Said’
  • October 7: Washington Post WFH demands; Swing-state local news ‘ploy’; Wrong obit
  • October 6: The end of endorsements; The reporter behind campaign bombshells; ‘Authentic journalism drama’
  • October 5: Slow growth in Latinos in media industry: Reaching out during disasters; How to fight disinformation
  • October 4: The Onion’s Supreme Court brief; Trump v CNN; Should news outlets endorse political candidates?
  • October 3: Journalist escapes house arrest; Washington Post exit; Star ratings

September

  • September 30, 2022: How close to a storm is too close for journalists?; Fox News ‘revenge porn’ case; Actor takes journalism quiz
  • September 29, 2022: Reporters save people trapped by hurricane; Washington Post fight; Trump book
  • September 28, 2022: TV journalists in the eye of the storm; NPR reshapes top ranks; Did Clintons fuel Fox?; Internship application tips
  • September 23, 2022: Most toxic midterm narratives; Gingrich insults NBC News reporter; NPR’s new exec
  • September 22, 2022: Interview scrapped over headscarf; Tapper’s move; Reporter surprised by on-air proposal
  • September 21, 2022: Serial rises (again) amid pushback; Anchors suspended, fired; Mic layoffs
  • September 20, 2022: Reliable Sources newsletter reboot; High demand for faith coverage; ‘Serial’ subject released; Using senses in reporting
  • September 19, 2022: Jailhouse interview with suspect in reporter’s murder; L.A. Times tensions; Saving Sunday morning shows
  • September 16, 2022: ‘I was not demoted’; America’s true crime obsession; Covering the Queen’s funeral
  • September 15, 2022: CNN’s new ‘mass appeal’; Journalists do Democracy Day; Press beats politicians at spelling bee
  • September 14, 2022: ‘Serial’ suspect may be freed; Women of Congress vs. Women of DC press corps; ‘Who is doing the silencing?’
  • September 13, 2022: ‘We’d rather have raises’; WaPo reporter slams MSNBC reporter; The obit long game
  • September 12, 2022: ‘Rush to judgment’; Stelter’s new gig; Daniel Pearl’s family rallies for student magazine
  • September 9, 2022: Hunting a reporter’s killer; The Queen’s front pages; Covering hate, finding love
  • September 8, 2022: Journalist’s murder caught on video; Covering the Queen’s death; Following climate refugees
  • September 7, 2022: Police search for reporter’s murderer; Washington Post loses top exec; ‘My business is not rage’
  • September 6, 2022: Politico’s ‘contrarian’ plan; Anchor’s on-air stroke; New environmental justice reporting grants
  • September 2, 2022: Sudden CNN exit; AJC to end daily print?; Student journalists push back
  • September 1, 2022: Washington Post productivity; Serena & sports journalism; Farewell, typos!

August

  • August 31, 2022: Gannett layoffs total 400; Copyright bullies; ‘The night we lost Diana’
  • August 30, 2022: Washington Post losing money; How Grist personalizes climate coverage; FOIAing the Monkees
  • August 29, 2022: NYT vs. NAJA; ‘She Said’ publicity & the Weinstein trial; Life after Fox
  • August 26, 2022: ‘Are we the problem?’; How stories die; This weekend in journalism history
  • August 25, 2022: Ex-Fox News editor talks; Misinformation inoculation; Newspaper closed after LGBTQ issue
  • August 24, 2022: GOP media restrictions; Climate coverage hate mail; A reporter’s penance
  • August 23, 2022: New York Times performance reviews; Covering food insecurity; DNA on newspaper letter helps solve cold case
  • August 22, 2022: Chasing the candidates; Midterms misinfo training; Sullivan & Stelter sign off
  • August 19, 2022: Washington Post media reporter suspended; CNN warning, ‘This is a time of change’; Political journalists’ favorite airport restaurant
  • August 18, 2022: CNN cancels ‘Reliable Sources,’ hints at what’s next; Sports reporter breaks ribs on ballpark slide; New program on women’s voices
  • August 17, 2022: ‘Highly unusual’ press restrictions; Substack’s messy newsroom; Reading DC
  • August 16, 2022: Wyoming journalists to follow tonight; Staying on the opioid beat; Reporting on your next apartment
  • August 15, 2022: Gannett layoffs; Tonight’s MSNBC debut; Newspaper ad for ‘filthy cheater’
  • August 11, 2022: ‘Maddening’ Mar-a-Lago coverage; Gannett’s new ads; E-mail, e-mail, email
  • August 10, 2022: Washington Post uproar & exit; Biden on Austin Tice; The return of newspaper boxes
  • August 9, 2022: ‘The biggest scoop’; #BringAustinHome; How Vogue got Serena
  • August 8, 2022: Axios sold; Maddow on the $40M she turned away; ‘I’m supposed to be here’
  • August 5, 2022: Reporter attacked; NPR’s abortion coverage; ABC’s mistake
  • August 4, 2022: Gannett layoffs coming; Supreme Court premature obit; Digital civil war
  • August 3, 2022: Congresswoman, comms director die in crash; Alex Jones’ emails; $50,000 podcast payments
  • August 2, 2022: Today’s election coverage; CNN’s slump; ‘There’s a place in America’s heart for local news.’
  • August 1, 2022: Covering Kamala; Newscast canceled due to ‘widespread’ COVID; Dress code for covering an execution

July

  • July 29, 2022: ‘You can shoot the reporter’; Newsweek legal drama; Reporter barred from covering execution for short skirt
  • July 28, 2022: Loathing the media; Why local news startups die; ‘The most important photography you’ll make’
  • July 27, 2022: Vox layoffs; WSJ defends its reporting; Archie Bunker & Fox News
  • July 26, 2022: Journalists rescued from flood; Washington Post out-of-office politics; Obits retracted
  • July 25, 2022: New Yorker editor fired; AP photog attack confession; ‘We’re all going to be climate reporters’
  • July 22, 2022: Jan. 6 hearings reviewed; Star journalist sued (again); Newspapers delay dementia
  • July 21, 2022: Biden’s COVID; Cuomo’s return; What the New York Times got wrong; 3 ways leaders can listen better
  • July 20, 2022: CNN’s new leadership; New Yorker journalist ‘goes nuclear’; New life for Black News Channel
  • July 19, 2022: Plagiarism lawsuit; L.A. Times reporter vs. editor; ‘Very Online’
  • July 18, 2022: Pulitzers revisit prize winners after Trump complaints; New all-time low confidence in news; Press Club announces scholarship winners
  • July 15, 2022: Biden on journalists’ murders in Middle East; AP guidance on guns; ‘Go write’
  • July 14, 2022: The ‘one-source story’ on abortion; Injured Fox News journalist; L.A. Times’ surprise weed testing; ‘She Said’ trailer
  • July 13, 2022: Uvalde video leak – ‘We have to bear witness’; Reporter impersonates cop, again; Photographing DC lightning
  • July 12, 2022: New Washington Post drama; Americans tune out news; Why journalists write books
  • July 11, 2022: Op-ed backlash; Baltimore news war; The book on Harvey Weinstein

June

  • June 30, 2022: Washington Post’s new social media policy; Journalists ready to strike; Wanna buy a newspaper?
  • June 29, 2022: Journalist killed; Newspapers closing, media layoffs; ‘Religion is always in the room’
  • June 28, 2022: Capital Gazette, 4 years after shooting; ‘There are some secrets still out there’; Aubuchon honoree named
  • June 27, 2022: Maddow’s MSNBC successor named; LAPD shoves, clubs journalists covering protests; Publisher gives away newspaper to fight in Ukraine
  • June 24, 2022: Roe ruling prompts newsrooms to re-up social media rules; What journalists get wrong on abortion; When reporters become candidates
  • June 23, 2022: ‘The differences seem to be growing’; Trump trailer drops; Reporter-turned-wrestler
  • June 22, 2022: ‘Executed in cold blood’; The L.A. Times’ new ‘burner account’; What’s next for alt-weeklies
  • June 21, 2022: Journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize sold; Colbert team’s Capitol arrest update; How to write alt-text
  • June 17, 2022: Washington Post infighting; Conspiracy theory primer; ‘I feel proud, and I feel mad as hell’
  • June 16, 2022: USA Today fabrication investigation; CNN boss & Biden; Hunting hate
  • June 15, 2022: Suspect confesses to killing journalist; ‘Endangered’; Avoiding the news; IE memes
  • June 14, 2022: What 12,000 U.S. journalists believe; ‘We have to be ready’; Bloomberg journalist released
  • June 13, 2022: Fired Fox editor testifies; CNN reporter’s pleads; Growing up in the media; ‘Let’s start a Google doc’
  • June 10, 2022: Fired Fox journalist testifies Monday; Washington Post fallout; ‘They keep threatening to arrest us’
  • June 9, 2022: Washington Post fires critical reporter; ‘Everything gets sensationalized’; Garfield’s long goodbye
  • June 8, 2022: Washington Post ‘clusterf–k’; NPR’s new anchor; Watergate & Jan. 6
  • June 7, 2022: ‘Passionate plea’ at press briefing; Reporter impersonates cop; Swisher leaps from New York Times back to Vox
  • June 6, 2022: Post reporter suspended after Twitter tension; Journalists in grieving communities; Media unions & abortion
  • June 3, 2022: Deadliest month for women journalists; Watergate milestone; Covering the Spelling Bee
  • June 2, 2022: CNN’s ‘overused’ breaking news banner; Biden’s media; ‘I’m doing it my way’
  • June 1, 2022: Vandals target journalists; Journalist on jury duty; SCOTUS leak investigation leaks

May

  • May 26, 2022: ‘We cannot sanitize these killings’; Gun pointed at news crew; The cost of journalism job searches
  • May 25, 2022: Covering a mass shooting; ‘No one owes us their story’; Depp-Heard trial & ‘journalist’s privilege’
  • May 24, 2022: ‘They were shooting directly at the journalists’; Tapper tests positive; My First FOIA tip sheet
  • May 23, 2022: After seizing reporter’s phone, Air Force changes policy; Fact in a time of fiction; Post Pub returns
  • May 20, 2022: Big CNN goodbye; Washingtonians to watch; New ‘flak jacket’; Inclusive newsrooms
  • May 19, 2022: NPR’s new tip line; ‘In Pete we trust’; Is it too late for midterms misinfo?
  • May 18, 2022: The most powerful people in media; CNN’s new plans; Letters to the editor
  • May 17, 2022: Primary questions; Politico pay proposal; Journalism drama sneak peek
  • May 16, 2022: Why NPR’s avoiding ‘manifesto’; Historic White House briefing; Falling for sources
  • May 13, 2022: Police attack journalist’s mourners; NewsHour loss; Psaki’s goodbye; Columbia’s new j-school dean
  • May 12, 2022: White House press secretary threats; Bullet may hold answers in journalist’s killing; Remembering USA Today editor
  • May 11, 2022: Journalist killed, hundreds protest her death; Newsrooms & abortion views; Psaki by the numbers
  • May 10, 2022: CNN’s creative access; Axios bars abortion protest; ‘Journalism is not a crime’
  • May 9, 2022: Pulitzer firsts and posthumous honors; DC keeps leaking; Journalist arrested for vandalism
  • May 6, 2022: Leading CNN from a distance; Those late night work emails; What mothers photographed
  • May 5, 2022: Psaki’s successor makes history; 1 in 5 TV journalists attacked; Paper, Cut
  • May 4, 2022: COVID count from nerd prom; Conflict photography in Ukraine; Wordle brings millions to New York Times
  • May 3, 2022: Politico on ‘heightened alert’; Leaked documents, law & ethics; World Press Freedom Day highlights
  • May 2, 2022: Tices meet with Biden; NBC News plagiarism; Working with ‘fixers’

April

  • April 29, 2022: Journalist killed; Star White House reporters debate; Can journalism bring about justice?
  • April 28, 2022: Attacking journalists; ‘An audible gasp’; Gaslit or gaslighted?
  • April 27, 2022: COVID fight over journalists’ gala; AP’s inclusive storytelling; Online writing tips
  • April 26, 2022: Sheriff targets LA Times reporter; Pulitzer preview; What’s next for the NY Times
  • April 25, 2022: Twitter’s new ‘wizard’; What doomed CNN+; WHCA dinner weekend guides
  • April 22, 2022: Journalist files $19M claim; Murdoch succession battle; Should journalists hold scoops for their books?
  • April 21, 2022: CNN+ shutdown fallout; ‘I’m waiting to be arrested’; How to show you’re a manager who ‘gets it’
  • April 20, 2022: Reporter assaulted in front of police station; NYT’s historic leadership team; Bidens’ nerd prom
  • April 19, 2022: Meet NYT’s next top editor, Joe Kahn; Covering athletes accused of crimes; The future of alt-weeklies
  • April 18, 2022: CNN editor saves reporter’s life; Photographing hell; VP’s Wordle hacks
  • April 14, 2022: RNC ditches debates; Twitter’s hostile takeover; ‘Charlie Rose is… back?’
  • April 13, 2022: Washington Post pay & diversity numbers; Locating Austin Tice; Writing octaves
  • April 12, 2022: CNN cuts coming; NPR milestones; Newspapers cut print days
  • April 11, 2022: Gridiron COVID total rises; Fox viewers were paid to watch CNN – for research; From homeless to housing reporter

March

  • March 31, 2022: Who profits from White House photos? LAPD vs. journalists; Defining ‘key bump’
  • March 30, 2022: CBS blowback; Are journalists ready for the midterms?; Planet Word
  • March 29, 2022: CNN’s $100 million move; Lights, camera, crime; How photogs captured the Oscars Slap
  • March 28, 2022: Helping Fox News; Top editor slams boss; Recording the police; NYT’s Oscar
  • March 25, 2022: Post reporter’s lawsuit tossed; Nixon’s plot to kill a journalist; Capturing cherry blossoms; TSA on Insta
  • March 24, 2022: Biden: ‘You’re playing a game with me’; Death reveals ‘thankless’ role of fixers; Peabody Awards honor digital storytelling
  • March 23, 2022: Politico names new top editor; Journalist dies in Kyiv; ‘’This year has taken a bigger toll’
  • March 22, 2022: BuzzFeed’s big cuts & exits; How injured Fox News reporter got out of Ukraine; What’s a semafor?
  • March 21, 2022: AP team escapes; Virginia journalist killed; Most realistic political TV show
  • March 18, 2022: ‘This is personal’; When should journalists intervene? Public records on deadline
  • March 17, 2022: Is Russia targeting journalists? ‘Nutrition labels’ for TV news; PACER tips
  • March 16, 2022: Cuomo demands $125M from CNN; Journalist now war refugee; Why your FOIA request was denied
  • March 15, 2022: 2 more journalists killed in Ukraine; ‘Minute-to-minute triage’; 4 open records tips
  • March 14, 2022: Fox reporter injured in Ukraine; ‘Nothing is safe here’; Politico v. Hawley
  • March 11, 2022: Psaki briefs TikTok influencers on Ukraine; ‘I leave in despair’; NYT hidden videos
  • March 10, 2022: Ex-LA Times reporter takes up arms; Missing Ukraine coverage; Post’s mandatory office return costs them a reporter
  • March 9, 2022: White House press corps ‘revolt’; Zucker’s $10M CNN parachute; Ukraine images; ‘Headline stress disorder’
  • March 8, 2022: ‘Am I dying?; NY Times pulls reporters from Russia; The power to inspire
  • March 7, 2022: Journalist shot by Russian soldiers; Newsroom returns; Bullet point journalism
  • March 4, 2022: ‘Uncharted territory’; Russia coverage just got riskier; Ex-journalists win $1 million on reality show
  • March 3, 2022: Reporter shoved live on air; Ex-Fox producer charged for helping Russian oligarch; News viewership soars
  • March 2, 2022: Journalist killed in Ukraine; ‘This was our mistake’; Managing a colleague who wanted your job
  • March 1, 2022: From Ukraine to SOTU; Another NPR departure; Woodward out at Yale; Rethink ‘paying your dues’

February

  • February 28, 2022: ‘Captain Intense’ is CNN’s next CEO; CBS Ukraine apology; Danny Fenster’s ’60 Minutes interview
  • February 25, 2022: ‘I’m newsed-out’; ‘Total terror’ witnessing history; When Wordles collide
  • February 24, 2022: TV’s window into war; The next Maddow; Miss Manners on newspaper subs
  • February 23, 2022: Gridiron returns; Mom surprises reporter in the field; Binging ‘West Wing’
  • February 22, 2022: Covering Ukraine in 6 languages; Journalist murder NFT; #NaturalHairOnAir
  • February 18, 2022: NYT editor’s farewell interview?; ‘We are deeply and profoundly sorry’; Rams to pay photographer’s hospital bills
  • February 17, 2022: Photographer injured during Super Bowl parade; Oprah’s journalism talks; ‘Girls on the Bus’ headed to HBO
  • February 16, 2022: CNN fallout; What Palin jurors knew; Journalists’ favorite app may be leaking sources
  • February 15, 2022: Black City. White Paper; AP adds 20 climate jobs; Nina Totenberg’s RBG book
  • February 14, 2022: Judge tosses Sarah Palin lawsuit against New York Times; Nerd prom returns, with Trevor Noah
  • February 11, 2022: Washington Post orders staff back to office; Photographer to shoot 56th Super Bowl; Wordle TV
  • February 10, 2022: Washington Post adding 70 jobs; The book Trump fears most; Your Wordle streak is over
  • February 9, 2022: Goodbye Entertainment Weekly; Reinventing CNN; Newsroom diversity changes & challenges
  • February 8, 2022: ‘This is my fault,’ Ex-NYT editor testifies in Palin trial; Livetweeting the Olympics; Journalism scholarships
  • February 7, 2022: CNN ‘grieving’; 5th journalist killed in Mexico this year; Olympics journalist quarantine; Super Bowl ads
  • February 4, 2022: News Corp hacked; Epstein victims sue journalist; ‘Dear White Staffers’; Wordle alternatives
  • February 3, 2022: CNN fallout; New York Times-Sarah Palin trial begins; Paywalls coming down; ‘Gaslit’
  • February 2, 2022: CNN after Zucker, Cuomo’s ‘burning the place down’; New White House press seating chart; Advice for extroverted leaders
  • February 1, 2022: Fox News’ streak; Newsrooms’ diversity progress; Why Wordle was a ‘good buy’ for NYT; The cost of empathy

January

  • January 31, 2022: Maddow hiatus; Biden v. Doocy; ‘Annihilating journalism’; Those snowfall totals
  • January 28, 2022: Protecting journalists from threats; Journalism bailout; 6 tips for new leaders
  • January 27, 2022: ‘There is no truth’; Slain journalist’s father running for Congress; That ‘Jeopardy’ news alert
  • January 26, 2022: CNN’s hiring spree; Reporters who now drive cabs; Owning your mistakes
  • January 25, 2022: Biden’s ‘hot mic’; How to hold police accountable using public records; Mantra for aspiring leaders
  • January 24, 2022: Sarah Palin vs. NYT; ‘Reporter voice’ is real; 5 ways leaders can become better listeners
  • January 21, 2022: ‘She’s not clarifying anything!’; Journalism’s 15-year outlook; Recraft newsroom systems before a crisis
  • January 20, 2022: Reporter hit by car during live shot; Costa to CBS; The one habit managers should stop
  • January 19, 2022: Biden presser preview; Justices rebut NPR report; New $20 million newsroom
  • January 18, 2022: ‘I never wanted to be the news’; Reporter’s rabbi held hostage; CNN mourns
  • January 14, 2022: Journalism heroes; Bernstein’s advice to rookie reporters; Absurdle
  • January 13, 2022: L.A. Times legacy; Do people leave bosses or companies?; The perfect pandemic game
  • January 12, 2022: DC’s new ‘Grid’; NPR’s pay problems; ‘We fought the good fight’; 3 ways to beat imposter syndrome
  • January 11, 2022: Neo-Nazi targeted journalists; Taking Axios seriously; ‘On the record by default’; How to know when it’s time to quit
  • January 10, 2022: Politico’s new CEO; The Post’s culture wars; 6 ways to lead right from the start
  • January 7, 2022: Journalist hiring spree; Bernstein’s new book; 3 tips for saying no
  • January 6, 2022: ‘Trauma rushed in’; Empathy & exhaustion; Kristof vs. Oregon; Elmo’s feud
  • January 5, 2022: ‘NPR was the pinnacle’; Baltimore’s new newsroom adds journalists; Covering Jan. 6 then and now
  • January 4, 2022: The Smiths’ new media venture; NPR crisis; Journalist, senator snowbound on I-95; Holding people accountable for mistakes
  • January 3, 2022: White House Correspondents emergency session; Big WaPo departure; Betty White correction; 5 tips for leading with empathy and accountability

Newsletter archives 2021

December

  • December 17, 2021: AP photographer beaten; New York Times firing; The year’s best craft tips; News leadership advice roundup; 2022 journalism conferences
  • December 16, 2021: ‘The media variant’; Journalists targeted on Facebook; The obit everyone’s talking about
  • December 15, 2021: CNN firing; Washington Post changes return-to-office plan; Lie of the Year
  • December 14, 2021: ‘We’re all helpless’; News that broke through in 2021; Journalist gifts on a budget
  • December 13, 2021: CNN arrest; Chris Wallace’s ‘very well-kept secret’; Covering tornado devastation; 4 hymns for editors
  • December 10, 2021: Biden’s vexing press strategy; Journalism survival tips; Sustaining connections
  • December 9, 2021: Fox News investigation; 2021 jealousy list; How to deal with naysayers
  • December 8, 2021: Reporter runs for governor; Fox News Christmas tree fire arrest; COVID coverage timeline; Ode to middle managers
  • December 7, 2021: ‘It’s not journalism’; CNN vs. Chris Cuomo; Managing through the holidays
  • December 6, 2021: Winter Olympics boycott; BuzzFeed goes public; Cuomo off SiriusXM; Tips to build empathy
  • December 3, 2021: White House journalist tests positive; WHCA dinner returns; NYT reporter gives the Pope a dreidel
  • December 2, 2021: BuzzFeed walkout; News orgs join Bannon; How to manage the ‘checked out’
  • December 1, 2021: Cuomo CNN fallout; Watergate ‘scandal igloos’; Bad managers vs. good

November

  • November 30, 2021: New Miss USA is a journalist; CBS seeks DC bureau chief; When staff won’t take time off
  • November 29, 2021: New Cuomo revelations & CNN response; ‘A divided Politico’; How managers’ messages miss the mark
  • November 19, 2021: Fox anchor’s long COVID; Female senators call out NYT; The power of empathy
  • November 18, 2021: MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial; Project Veritas beats NYT in court; Trusting a colleague who betrayed you
  • November 17, 2021: Politico reporter’s COVID; Reviving obituaries; Forget work-life balance
  • November 16, 2021: New York Times staff protest; Rudd reacts to headlines; How to regain trust when you’ve lost it
  • November 15, 2021: Inside the Washington Post lawsuit; Danny Fenster freed; 12 ways newsroom leaders waste time
  • November 12, 2021: Post corrects Steele dossier stories; Detroit journalist sentenced to 11 years; Run for Austin this weekend
  • November 11, 2021: Reporter arrested for murder; From journalist to farmer; The best leadership books
  • November 10, 2021: New York Times office mandate; Who’s next at MSNBC?; CIA recruits Gen Z; Customize your communication
  • November 9, 2021: Politico recognizes union; ‘Journalists of color are scared’; The one question to ask your boss
  • November 8, 2021: NYT writers strike deadline; What ‘Voxxy’ means; The communication hack you’ve been missing
  • November 5, 2021: McClatchy-Report for America split; The importance of encouragement; ‘Lay it out’ for sources
  • November 4, 2021: ‘Peak newsletter’; CNN milk meltdown; Thinking of leaving journalism?
  • November 3, 2021: Fox wins election night; Managing ‘imposter syndrome’; Planning your legacy
  • November 2, 2021: ‘Build Back Better’ without journalism; Blunder that boosted Politico union; Why shouldn’t people ‘pay their dues’?
  • November 1, 2021: Politico’s union; Word of the Year; How managers can prepare for 2022

October

  • October 22, 2021: ‘Cutthroat deal’ for Politico; How to diversify op-eds; Plan your legacy
  • October 21, 2021: Politico paywall ‘mistake’; CBS defends reporter after ‘horrific, racist’ attacks; Baby crashes press conference
  • October 20, 2021:  ‘Ask better questions,’ McAuliffe tells reporter; Sean Penn’s Washington Post companion
  • October 19, 2021: Dying woman calls newsroom; ‘Newsroom’ speech saved Jeff Daniels; Why is it so hard to delegate?
  • October 18, 2021: Politico’s new owner removes editor after NYT report; Washington Post traffic drop; Work-life ‘balance’ is doomed
  • October 15, 2021: Politico paywall coming & the new owner’s other plans; What’s enough feedback?
  • October 14, 2021: ‘I am resigning — very reluctantly’; New Baltimore Sun rival; How to deal with pushback
  • October 13, 2021: Houseless reporter lived in van for 2 years; Couric’s RBG ‘edit’; Leaders who hate office politics
  • October 12, 2021: ‘Nick for Oregon’; ‘60 Minutes’ deepfake; Managing ‘Roomies’ and ‘Zoomies’
  • October 8, 2021: Reporting during chemo; Nobel Peace Prize for press freedom; Who’s an emerging leader?
  • October 7, 2021: Nobel prize for press freedom?; Fox News, 25 years later; Talking to the imposter in you
  • October 6, 2021: When Gannett came to town; Couric returns to ‘Today’; Rule 1 for managing your boss
  • October 5, 2021: Journalists refusing vaccinations; Katie Couric banned; When do I give up on an underperformer?
  • October 4, 2021: Facebook outage; Reporter fired over vaccine mandate; Manager’s mantra, ‘Q before A’
  • October 1, 2021: Fox’s new DC bureau; NPR board resignation; Jon Stewart’s new show

September

  • September 30, 2021: Plot to intimidate journalists; Stunning memorial photo; The best way to resign
  • September 29, 2021: Veep or West Wing?; Washington Post lawsuit response; Resilient leaders
  • September 28, 2021: Capital Gazette gunman; Evicting the White House press corps; When managers hoard information
  • September 27, 2021: TV station suspends newscasts; Outsmart ‘Imposter Syndrome’; Scholarship winners honor journalism excellence
  • September 24, 2021: CNN’s Cuomo accused of harassment; Politico COVID case; Our biggest mistakes during tough conversations
  • September 23, 2021: Psaki vs. the Press; ‘Professional toxicity’; Battling burnout
  • September 22, 2021: Trolling Politico; Becoming Matt Drudge; 4 questions for understanding data
  • September 21, 2021: Gannett under fire; Who are the Sunday show guests? When a great team member leaves
  • September 20, 2021: WaPo adding 41 editors; CNN delays newsroom return; 8 ways managers make teams feel unimportant
  • September 15, 2021: Defamatory tweet?; Marshall Project wins Sheehan award; Jon Stewart’s new show
  • September 14, 2021: Fraudit or audit?; ‘This shit is just embarrassing’; Hallmarks of a great boss
  • September 13, 2021: Journalists debate working unpaid hours to get ahead; Big benefits of small talk
  • September 10, 2021: 20 years of 9/11 coverage; Michael Jordan’s $1M journalism pledge; How to ignite inspiration
  • September 9, 2021: Washington Post lawsuit fallout; ‘Grandma badass’; Overscheduled? How to say no
  • September 2, 2021: Afghan journalists arrive in U.S.; Reporting through COVID fog; What makes an ideal meeting?
  • September 1, 2021: AP’s new top editor; Covering 9/11; Tips for reporting on polls

August

  • August 31, 2021: What now for Afghanistan’s media?; Covering Ida; How to handle union organization efforts
  • August 30, 2021: Journalists attacked; Aubuchon honorees; Lou Grant’s journalism legacy; Say goodbye with grace
  • August 27, 2021: Pulitzer’s special Afghanistan journalism prize; Playing Linda Tripp; 10 communication tips for leaders
  • August 26, 2021: What’s next for Politico; ABC News investigation; Journalists left behind in Afghanistan; What managers should never do
  • August 25, 2021: Washington Post’s new plan; Lewinsky’s story; Working with jerks
  • August 24, 2021: Reuters journalist killed; 5 ways to transform education coverage; How do I apologize?
  • August 23, 2021: AP vs. Florida’s governor; How journalism saved ‘Jeopardy!’; Make your team the favorite
  • August 13, 2021: Plagiarism at Snopes, Help #FreeAustinTice; Tracking source diversity; Are you ready for management?
  • August 12, 2021: Maddow mulling MSNBC exit; ‘The press will destroy her’; Are introverts better leaders?
  • August 11, 2021: CNN’s next Cuomo headache; Detained journalist Austin Tice turns 40; 5 strategies to uncover bias in data
  • August 10, 2021: Dave Chappelle rescues public radio station; ‘Ignorance is a virus’; Is being an extrovert an advantage?
  • August 9, 2021: How Albany paper gets Cuomo right; Gannett reworks crime coverage; Words for managers to avoid
  • August 6, 2021: Politico owner emails anti-union memo to staff; WH journalists must report vaccination status
  • August 5, 2021: CNN fires unvaccinated employees; Newsrooms delay reopening; Foxes like ‘the mouthfeel of a newspaper’
  • August 4, 2021: ‘Many people at CNN love Chris’; Lester Holt is the 2021 Fourth Estate honoree; How can I stop my colleague’s complaints?
  • August 2, 2021: Washingtonian battle; WaPo lawsuit raises questions; What your meetings *really* say about you

July

  • July 30, 2021: NYT indefinitely postpones reopening; Can the Capital Gazette survive? Your views on journalists protesting
  • July 29, 2021: Can journalists protest, march, rally? NPR says yes; Numbers are not neutral; How to follow through
  • July 28, 2021: NYT journalists detained; White House reporters re-mask; Gawker returns; The values leaders share
  • July 27, 2021: The Post’s vax requirement; Journalist wanted (to staff Victorian hotel); Why young employees expect feedback
  • July 26, 2021: Top editor exit; CNN journalist’s long Covid; 4 tips for difficult conversations
  • July 23, 2021: Public radio exit; Olympics coverage; Better stories about where we live; First steps with a new team
  • July 22, 2021: Washington Post reporter sues paper; Dying journalist’s ‘last rewrite’; Managing time
  • July 21, 2021: Dallas’ new history-making editor; Kristof’s governor groundwork; How often can I switch jobs?
  • July 20, 2021: White House talks with Fox News; Succession turmoil; What loyalty looks like
  • July 19, 2021: NYT journalist testing run for governor; How to choose a deputy; ‘Thunder Road’ correction
  • July 16, 2021: Reuters journalist killed; ‘Facebook is helping save lives’; End the week with a thank you
  • July 15, 2021: Capital Gazette shooting verdict; Rolling Stone’s next editor; Can you ever regain trust once it’s lost?
  • July 14, 2021: Journalist kidnapping plot; Covid vaccine disinformation war; Fear as a motivator
  • July 13, 2021: The Atlantic’s multi-million $ losses; $250K Substack salary; How do you know when it’s time to quit?
  • July 12, 2021: New DC journalism startup; Does your team play well with others?; Covering housing & racism
  • July 9, 2021: TV news crews at risk; How to mess up tough conversations
  • July 8, 2021: Reporter’s COVID longhaul; Black or black, revisited; How to avoid the ‘idea trap’
  • July 7, 2021: Editor jailed; AP attack arrest; WHCA tie; When an employee cries
  • July 6, 2021: Traumatized Capitol reporters; Nikole Hannah-Jones to Howard; 3 tips for hybrid newsrooms
  • July 1, 2021: PolitiFact lawsuit; Springsteen’s photographer; Vacation time struggles

June

  • June 30, 2021: UNC tenure vote protests; ‘Given a second chance’; The feedback you didn’t get
  • June 29, 2021: Fox agrees to $1M fine; Median editor & reporter wages; I broke my boss’s ‘no surprises’ rule. Now what?
  • June 28, 2021: Newsroom shooting 3 years later; Surprise tenure vote; Say no without shame
  • June 25, 2021: The women running DC’s newsrooms; Wanna be a manager?; Rebuilding trust in news
  • June 24, 2021: L.A. Times DC dustup; Do people leave bosses or companies?; Room Rater Handbook coming
  • June 23, 2021: Washingtonian unionizing; NPR reporter’s cancer secret; Free training to shift your newsroom’s culture
  • June 22, 2021: ‘That’s a moray’; Taking young managers seriously; Pitching editors
  • June 21, 2021: Tribune exodus; 4 must-have skills for today’s managers; Rethinking burnout
  • June 17, 2021: WSJ cuts; Capital Gazette departures; Changing leadership lessons
  • June 16, 2021: Biden apologizes to CNN reporter; Plagiarism lawsuit; ‘Soft’ skills are hard
  • June 15, 2021: Politico top editor exit; AP stops naming suspects; How to get results if you’re not the boss
  • June 14, 2021: CNN, Post meet with AG; Amanpour’s diagnosis; 5 keys to a ‘high-performing happy hybrid’ culture
  • June 11, 2021: Pulitzer firsts & backstories; Ed Yong’s advice to journalists; Leaders, ask for feedback
  • June 10, 2021: Jeffrey Toobin returns to CNN: ‘Nobody is ever just a victim’; Am I succeeding as an ally?
  • June 9, 2021: CNN, NY Times, WaPo editors meeting with Attorney General; Numbers are not neutral; Be generous with information
  • June 8, 2021: Today’s ProPublica leak being investigated by Biden admin; Should managers ever shout?; Weirdest cicada stories
  • June 7, 2021: Pulitzer preview; Covering hate crimes; Feedback is not one-size-fits-all
  • June 4, 2021: TV news cyber attack; Top editor’s ‘true self’; Can I stop being a manager?
  • June 3, 2021: To prison for BuzzFeed leak; Manager’s secret weapon against stress
  • June 2, 2021: AP digs in on ‘clear bias’; You, your team & your boss; 🚨 LAST CALL 🚨 for writing workshop

May

  • May 26, 2021: Historic White House briefing; Tribune begins buyouts; LinkedIn for journalism job seekers
  • May 25, 2021: Racist cartoon; Reporter now drives Lyft; Tips for rebuilding trust; 3 mistakes to avoid when assessing talent
  • May 24, 2021: AP staff push back on firing; Rule 1 for managing your boss
  • May 21, 2021: AP defends firing staffer; Tribune sale drama; How to make learning stick
  • May 20, 2021: CNN says Cuomo behavior ‘inappropriate’; What hiring managers want you to know; Efficient teams
  • May 19, 2021: Only journalists of color can interview Chicago mayor; UNC denies tenure to NYT Pulitzer winner; Effective meetings
  • May 18, 2021: ‘On the Media’ host fired; New reporting grants; Promoting someone the boss doesn’t like
  • May 17, 2021: Israeli intel on AP Gaza bureau; Zucker staying at CNN?; To lead or to follow in meetings
  • May 14, 2021: Women at the Washington Post; ‘Save local news’ rally; When personalities clash
  • May 13, 2021: White House journalists go maskless; ‘B**** I wrote it’; Managers who hate planning
  • May 12, 2021: Washington Post reopening; Fining fact-checkers; Israel-Gaza tech interference
  • May 11, 2021: Washington Post names top editor; White House quote approval; 3 blind spots for managers
  • May 10, 2021: Newsroom forms union, layoffs follow; 6 things to know before becoming a manager
  • May 7, 2021: Washingtonian walkout; L.A. Times buyouts; Juggling the vacation backlog
  • May 6, 2021: Satisfying the White House press corps; Federal Writers Project; The secret to collaboration
  • May 5, 2021: ‘Please buy this newspaper’; Management advice you reject
  • May 4, 2021: CNN, PBS promotions; Getting Guiliani wrong; Your team’s stories
  • May 3, 2021: L.A. Times names new top editor; 7 reasons job candidates turn you down (and good employees leave)

April

  • April 30, 2021: Reporter snared in ‘virtual kidnapping’; AI wins crossword tournament; 3 things employees never forget
  • April 29, 2021: 100 days of Biden coverage; Gannett responds to reported pay discrepancies; Stop doing your old job
  • April 28, 2021: News crews attacked at 20% of TV stations; Be a ‘strategic interrupter’; New career workshop speakers
  • April 27, 2021: Gannett’s gender pay gap; New broadcast diversity scholarship; Leaders are learners
  • April 26, 2021: NYT retires ‘op-ed’s; 3 ways to upgrade your reporting; 80 lawmakers send #FreeAustinTice letter to Biden
  • April 23, 2021: NYTimes vs. Substack; Your weekend team; New reading group
  • April 22, 2021: Journalist preps for ‘surreal’ Oscars; Are you emotionally exhausted?; Read-aloud memos
  • April 21, 2021: NYT’s new Global Days Off; ‘Project Mayhem’; Giving tough feedback well
  • April 20, 2021: Readying for the Chauvin verdict; ‘Stick to the facts’; Managers, help your exhausted teams
  • April 19, 2021: Assaults on journalists in MN ‘chilling’; #FreeAustinTice today; Communication reminders for managers
  • April 16, 2021: Mass shooting — ‘Now it’s happening to us’; America’s pandemic senioritis; Add care in today
  • April 15, 2021: Substack’s $1M local news plan; J&J pause a ‘perfect storm’; Teach how, not just what
  • April 14, 2021: ABC & CBS get new News presidents; ‘One great question’; Should I follow my staff on social?
  • April 13, 2021: Covering J&J ‘pause’; New CBS News chief?; Vaccinating against jerks
  • April 12, 2021: Newsroom layoffs; Covering Chauvin trial; How to be approachable
  • April 9, 2021: ABC News makes history; Drawing new voting law; How to diversify sources
  • April 8, 2021: Reporter pepper-sprayed; Bring back public editors?; Planners & plungers
  • April 7, 2021: CBS shakeup; Defamation buzzwords; Am I a bad boss?
  • April 6, 2021: Where are the leaks?; ‘Emerging leader’ mistakes; DIY newspaper crafts
  • April 5, 2021: Tribune considers anti-Alden bid; News Leader of the Year; Help free journalist Austin Tice
  • April 1, 2021: LA Times surrogate owner; New workshops 🎉; Fake collaborators

March

  • March 31, 2021: That ‘Voltswagen’ scoop; Google’s $1 billion for news; Repeating yourself
  • March 30, 2021: Editor exits; 1,400 DC journalists vaccinated; Cameras in court; Be the calm
  • March 29, 2021: Post reverses coverage ban; Tribune’s new bidders; How do you define ‘high performers’?
  • March 26, 2021: LA Times reporter detained; AP, Fox News sued; Two-way feedback
  • March 25, 2021: Meteorologist on air as tornado hits house; What Biden was(n’t) asked; When leaders are burn out
  • March 24, 2021: Tribune’s savior spurned; WaPo’s unicorn search; Don’t let the ‘suck of today’ win
  • March 23, 2021: Journalist’s father killed in Boulder shooting; Reporter fired over caption; The cost of bullying
  • March 22, 2021: Fox producer dies of COVID; CNN ratings plummet; How to push back productively
  • March 19, 2021: ‘Massage parlor’ or spa?; Post’s editor search narrows; Silence isn’t feedback
  • March 18, 2021: Teen Vogue editor out over tweets; Newseum icon finds new home; What is work culture really?
  • March 17, 2021: Covering Atlanta shootings and anti-Asian hate crimes; Award-winning journalist killed
  • March 16, 2021: NYT newsroom return; Headline ‘blind spot’; Cost of bad management
  • March 15, 2021: Tribune savior?; Tips to open records (and doors); Know your boss
  • March 12, 2021: Reporter accuses Cuomo; 242 editions later; Manage & lead
  • March 11, 2021: Cop poses as reporter; CNN, CBS returning to newsrooms; Your ambitious team
  • March 10, 2021: Reporter acquitted; WaPost plans newsroom reopening; COVID coverage flashback
  • March 9, 2021: ‘Massive’ HuffPost layoffs; Oprah interview lessons; ‘I’m just doing my job’; How to be a real ally
  • March 8, 2021: Battling vaccine misinformation; Brennan on refocusing Face The Nation; What Oprah can teach journalists; Setting work/life harmony
  • March 4, 2021: LA Times sale grows more likely; Fox News rebound?; 3 tips for remote leaders
  • March 3, 2021: Who is a politico?; Fake news engagement; 3 levels of feedback; How to go easy on yourself
  • March 2, 2021: Cuomo interviewing Cuomo; Newspaper/liquor store; Top communication tips
  • March 1, 2021: NYT reporter’s n-word resignation; Baron’s goodbye; 3 FOIA tips that work anywhere

February

  • February 26, 2021: Charging WH journalists for COVID tests; Khashoggi report reaction; Texas Tribune engagement tips
  • February 25, 2021: WaPo reporter harassed; Covering extreme weather aftermath; Coaching questions
  • February 24, 2021: ‘That’s not Timesean’; Polk honorees named; Managers, stop this habit
  • February 23, 2021: WaPo’s new top editor (for now); BuzzFeed sues Capitol Police; Ex-NASA engineer fights media bias
  • February 22, 2021: COVID deaths milestone; New Watergate series; Preparing for pushback
  • February 19, 2021: LA Times sale?; Tribune fears ‘valid’; Name Cruz’s dog; [email protected]
  • February 18, 2021: First Amendment coming down; Interviewing from bed; Is your team exhausted?
  • February 17, 2021: Limbaugh’s legacy; Tribune sale ‘gut punch’; Feeling taxed? Journalists’ 2021 answers
  • February 16, 2021: CNN anchor leaves; ABC’s COVID suspension; NYT reporter blames ‘recovered memories’; How to tell if you’re a good (or bad) manager
  • February 12, 2021: ‘I will destroy you,’ WH press aide threatens reporter; Read that spiked NYT column; Tips for battling burnout; Love inspires
  • February 11, 2021: NYT ‘erupts’; Bloomberg layoffs; Flynt’s legacy; 3 tips to listen better
  • February 10, 2021: CNN at a crossroads; Rose resurfaces; Where are the dinosaur stories?; Decoding your boss
  • February 9, 2021: Media impeachment restrictions; Manage your boss; ‘I’m not a cat’; The case for semicolons
  • February 8, 2021: Journalists unravel murder-for-hire; Covering impeachment; Thank your manager
  • February 5, 2021: Big New York Times resignations; How to build trust; Inside NPR’s Life Kit; Super Bowl ads
  • February 4, 2021: Fox’s $2.7 billion lawsuit; NYT racism fallout; ’Pandemic wall’; Fear’s flaw as a motivator
  • February 3, 2021: CNN decision time; CBS racism claims; McClatchy folds Experiment; Rebounding from mistakes
  • February 2, 2021: Bezos steps down; ‘Pandemic fine’ in the newsroom & how to ask for help; Delegate or DIY?
  • February 1, 2021: Removing comments; Never tweet?; Be a collaborator, not a competitor; From slave to newspaper publisher

January

  • January 29, 2021: How WSJ sorts news from opinion; The Post rumor mill; Difficult conversations
  • January 28, 2021: ABC News boss steps down; TV crew’s question spurs arrest threat; How to cover climate; Close the loop
  • January 27, 2021: Famed photographer dies of COVID; NYT ‘Caliphate’ moves; Next Washington Post editor; How introverts show interest
  • January 26, 2021: Marty Baron steps down from Post; Trump supporter charged with threatening journalist; 4 ways to make better decisions
  • January 25, 2021: Photojournalist dies of COVID; NYT firing response; CBS investigation; Communicating through change
  • January 22, 2021: WAMU firings; Brokaw retires, Rather returns; Wise pitches; New program Feb. 12
  • January 21, 2021: NYT journalist’s ‘long COVID’ nightmare; ‘We’re partners in truth’; How to make someone’s day
  • January 20, 2021: ‘There is truth and there are lies’; VOA head out; Sanders newspaper memes; Newsrooms’ rites and rituals
  • January 19, 2021: Inauguration Day coverage updates, safety card, style reminders; Fox News ‘purge’
  • January 15, 2021: ‘On even higher alert’; What does your team need?; Writing resolutions
  • January 14, 2021: Politico’s Playbook pushback — ‘We stand by every word’; Class of 2020 takeaways
  • January 13, 2021: Iconic DC show to end; ‘Why I lost it on live TV’; COVID vaccine reporting tips; What’s keeping journalists sane
  • January 12, 2021: New NYT ‘Caliphate’ fallout; How to edit audio investigations; Inclusion as a way of life
  • January 11, 2021: Covering Capitol Police without FOIA; When the mob turns on you; Leading traumatized journalists
  • January 8, 2021: Neo-Nazi apologizes to reporter; ‘Race is the story’; Allyship without applause
  • January 7, 2021: ‘Is this really happening?’; CNN’s historic day; Leaders, be bold and angry; Coping with uncertainty
  • January 6, 2021: Siege at the Capitol; Journalists capture chaos; Language to use; Questions to ask
  • January 5, 2021: Georgia’s photo finish; New top editors; ‘Writing is a muscle’; Leaders manage the clock
  • January 4, 2021: ‘Coup’ or ‘Anarchy’, ‘Conservative’ or ‘Radical Right’; What’s your ‘snack-to-sentence ratio’?; Job search lessons

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December

  • December 23, 2020: Fallen Journalists Memorial Act becomes law at midnight; ‘Almost everything becomes service journalism’; Great leaders say thank you
  • December 22, 2020: When will Post’s Baron step down?; Weather Channel reporter’s 2020 takeaways
  • December 21, 2020: Bloomberg journalist exposes relationship with source; ‘Adapting was easier’; Why ‘Gilligan’s Island’ fronted WSJ; Lead with empathy
  • December 18, 2020: New York Times’ major ‘retraction’ and its impact; What’s next for White House coverage; The value of slow news cycles
  • December 17, 2020: Axios buys local news startup; 10 leadership lessons from 2020; ‘We had no choice but to adapt’
  • December 16, 2020: Washington Post’s 2021 plans; Biden reporter tests positive; ‘I’m saying yes less’; Helping others succeed
  • December 15, 2020: New Playbook authors; ‘When you’re sure, be brave’; Confident or arrogant? Job search tip
  • December 14, 2020: WSJ Dr. Biden op-ed fallout; Newsroom heroism medal; ’Question everything’; Finding new things to create
  • December 11, 2020: Newspaper apologizes for election endorsement; ‘Reporters have to be even more sensitive’; Leaders’ New Year’s resolutions
  • December 10, 2020: Gannett layoffs; ‘We learned to power through fatigue’; How to coach, not fix
  • December 9, 2020: CNN’s post-election surge; What NPR’s media writer learned in 2020; Your best sound; De-stress gifting
  • December 8, 2020: Should journalists get COVID vaccine early?; What reporters should know about GA voters; Grow great deputies; Journalism class of 2020 revisited
  • December 7, 2020: MSNBC’s new president makes cable news history; Covering the Georgia runoff; Renew feedback; Eye strain tips
  • December 4, 2020: What’s next for ‘The Daily’? Anticipate pushback; Break through burnout
  • December 3, 2020: Congress passes Fallen Journalists Act; Investigator sues reporter over Epstein; Leaders catching up; Your year-end lists
  • December 2, 2020:  White House journalists test positive for COVID; Gridiron resignation; Don’t delegate these decisions; Desk fatigue
  • December 1, 2020: Playbook competitor coming; Is Patch the new Substack? Making time for what matters

November

  • November 30, 2020: Journalist COVID deaths; Record media layoffs; How do you handle mistakes?
  • November 20, 2020: Vox exodus; Loyalty’s limits; Handling holiday FOMO
  • November 19, 2020: BuzzFeed’s big buy; Snarky pool reports; Watch Susan Zirinsky, Maria Ressa, Ed Yong, Linda Tirado honor journalism
  • November 18, 2020: Magic Wall addiction; Fauci’s journalism award; Newsletter boom (or bust)?
  • November 17, 2020: ‘Every serious reporter in DC knows…’; Premature obituaries; Contagious emotions; Use your benefits
  • November 16, 2020: L.A. Times pay problems; Hate mail; The secret to inspiring leadership; 3 deep breaths
  • November 13, 2020: White House journalist tests positive; Next-gen CNN; Playing favorites; Friday rituals
  • November 12, 2020: ‘He plans to wreck Fox’; CNN libel suit; Leaders help others succeed; Thanksgiving planning
  • November 11, 2020: Toobin fired from New Yorker; Journalists & veterans; Should you start a side hustle?; Final Fourth Estate sales
  • November 10, 2020: Will Fox News’ loss be this network’s gain?; Reporter had COVID during Election Day interviews; From doomscrolling to joyscrolling
  • November 9, 2020: Biden speechwriter; From GMA to ‘Jeopardy’?; Lead like it’s January; Win or lose with grace
  • November 6, 2020: A President-Elect by any other name?; King-Kornacki love; Grace under pressure; Weekend wandering
  • November 5, 2020: Calling Arizona; NYT digital subs top print; Freelance journalists win; Time to sleep?
  • November 4, 2020: How TV anchors kept going; Polling post-mortems; Those tough post-election conversations
  • November 3, 2020: All eyes on AP; Journalist’s 1st vote; Transition planning; Ditch the doomscrolling
  • November 2, 2020: Election Night coverage plans; How the Big Story brings out our best; Pre-order your pizza

October

  • October 30, 2020: CNN reporter attacked; Election night changes; Toles’ final cartoon; Stretching past burnout
  • October 29, 2020: Greenwald quits; Fox’s future; Break barriers to collaboration; Winter hobbies
  • October 28, 2020: The ‘Anonymous’ reveal & his CNN connection; Endorsement fallout; Make work meaningful
  • October 27, 2020: Lesley Stahl death threat; ‘Our staff was burning out’; Why you should overcommunicate
  • October 26, 2020: Fox COVID cases; Best political reporters by state; Your ‘Murphy’s Law’ Election checklist; Winterize your masks
  • October 22, 2020: ’60 Minutes’ video leak fallout; Debate countdown; Most likely polling errors; Silence is not feedback
  • October 21, 2020: Quibi shutdown; ’60 Minutes’ interview photos; ‘Do you have a minute?’; War photographer forages for peace
  • October 20, 2020: Trump abruptly ends CBS interview; Those viral COVID charts; Plan your PTO now
  • October 19, 2020: Toobin suspended; Debate demands; 10 truths about planning; Clear out clutter
  • October 16, 2020: Town Hall ratings; The Post’s ‘What day is it?’; Fourth Estate tribute
  • October 15, 2020: C-SPAN suspends editor after Twitter hack lie; NBC’s Town Hall test tonight; How journalists can document harassment
  • October 14, 2020: Why these journalists reveal how they’ll vote; Dueling Town Halls; The danger of ‘just tell me what you want’
  • October 13, 2020: TV news crew guard kills protester; 1619 revisited – ‘I’m absolutely tortured by it’; How to close the loop
  • October 9, 2020: Debate moderator hacked?; New Twitter ‘timeout’; IndyStar’s Spanish-language newsletter; Feedback beats imposter syndrome
  • October 8, 2020: Debates debated; VP ratings; Media reparations; Coach instead of fix; Fake your commute
  • October 7, 2020: Reporter pulled from White House; Why the Globe endorsed for 12 voter types; The importance of low-key chats
  • October 6, 2020: Journalist presses charges against Trump supporter; More WH press test positive
  • October 5, 2020: LA Times editor steps down; Debate changes; About your manager; Take an ‘awe walk’
  • October 2, 2020: WH journalists test positive; Miami Herald’s new leader; Managing relentless breaking news; 9 memoir writing tips; Rediscovering the classics
  • October 1, 2020: Trump supporter attacks journalist; Star NYTimes reporter’s ‘lies’; ‘Question everything’; Schedule health screenings

September

  • September 30, 2020: Next debates will have a ‘kill switch’; Wallace’s regrets; Woodward’s Biden archive; Dealing with disappointment
  • September 29, 2020: Debate prep; Top editor resigns; Reinventing praise (remotely); Food and mood
  • September 28, 2020: The Latest: Exploring the NYT tax story; LAT apologizes for systemic biases; How to cover health policy; The first step to self-care
  • September 25, 2020: Vindicating Jim Acosta; Austin Tice’s invitation to his brother; ‘Talking to myself on Twitter’; Self-care bingo
  • September 24, 2020: Daily Caller reporters arrested; 3 pitching tips from Atlantic editor; Springsteen as self-care
  • September 23, 2020: Facebook false victory, lawsuit, leaks; ‘Explosive reporting’ rewarded; Leading with intention; Budget for self-care
  • September 22, 2020: Wallace reveals presidential debate topics; NYT reporter’s 6th month with COVID; The uncertainty spiral
  • September 21, 2020: L.A. Times succession planning; Fox & Friends apologizes; ‘Unpacking the why behind the why’
  • September 18, 2020: Chuck Todd’s critics; When to call this hotline; Newspaper collages; Travel planning eases FOMO
  • September 17, 2020: L.A. reporter arrest update; WAMU told not to fire harasser; Pastor’s pulpit apology for journalist email; ‘Let the storm come to you’
  • September 16, 2020: ‘When I read my own obituary’; Journalists under attack; Leaders empower others; Manage with mantras
  • September 15, 2020: Bloomberg layoffs; Scientific American’s first endorsement; Conflict communication; 15-minute self-care tips
  • September 14, 2020: NPR affiliate’s reporter tackled, arrested; Reporting the pandemic in a college town; 7 managers on what brings them joy; How trauma experts can help
  • September 11, 2020: 9/11 front pages; Stars & Stripes saved; ‘It’s about them winning, not you’; Stress-free scents
  • September 10, 2020: ‘Let Woodward be Woodward’; CBS News president gets top NPC honor; What brings managers joy; Text check-ins
  • September 9, 2020: Woodward criticized for ‘Rage’ reporting; Get the most out of virtual conferences; ‘Everyone has a secret power’; Organize your inbox
  • September 8, 2020: TV reporter stabbed; Publisher locks out journalists; What motivates managers; Small comforts
  • September 4, 2020: Stars and Stripes shutdown; ‘The ultimate shoe leather’; 8 leadership lessons for Labor Day
  • September 3, 2020: New York Times bonuses; ‘Facts are not partisan’; Making time for feedback
  • September 2, 2020: Meet the debate moderators; Meaningful internships; Turn a new page
  • September 1, 2020: That viral tweet about the wrong Portland; NYT succession; Ask now for holiday time off

August

  • August 31, 2020: McClatchy’s goodbye; 3 tips for writing about grief; Great middle managers; Got vitamins?
  • August 28, 2020: ‘Not one lie should go unchallenged’; How to help when they’re stressed; Self-care on the fly
  • August 27, 2020: Hurricane journalism during a pandemic; Barriers to collaboration; Create a personal COVID contract
  • August 26, 2020: How to follow local journalism about Laura; Question authority, even yours; WFH desk refresh
  • August 25, 2020: RNC ratings; How to stay resilient as a journalist; Find your ‘safe venting zone’; Take control of tasks
  • August 24, 2020: Editing out ‘officer-involved shooting’; Allies hold themselves to account; Take Bingo on your walk
  • August 21, 2020: Is journalism helping save USPS?; How to practice antiracist journalism; ‘Nature is my sanctuary’
  • August 20, 2020: Linda Tirado receives Aubuchon Press Freedom Award; That ‘tipping point’ Postal Service story; Voting at work; Kick off creativity
  • August 19, 2020: The Mail delivers US Postal Service news; Leading with empathy; Avoid the fall juggle struggle
  • August 18, 2020: NPR, Dallas Morning News, Washington Post diversity leaders on changes ahead; Culture check – compliance or integrity?; Learn a new language
  • August 17, 2020: That ‘[email protected]#k’ headline; The live-from-your-couch convention; Mute, pause, delete for self-care

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AUGUST

  • August 14, 2020: Trump asks Syria to free Austin Tice; What can go wrong on live TV Election Night; ‘Pass it forward’ free designs
  • August 13, 2020: 3 tips when covering faith; To fight newsroom inequity, look up; 5 breathing exercises to try now
  • August 12, 2020: Tribune leaving newsrooms; 3 steps to equity in local news; 4 signs of burnout you may be brushing off
  • August 11, 2020: Kamala Harris’ first media appearances; Journalist Austin Tice begins 9th year of detention in Syria
  • August 10, 2020: End of NYT in print?; 7 newsrooms, 1 goal; Who’s in the trench with you?; Rethink your pandemic journal
  • August 7, 2020: WAMU GM ousted; McClatchy’s new CEO; Gritty journalists, resilient kids; 5-minute reset; A fond farewell
  • August 6, 2020: Editor apologizes for ‘Journalism Matters’ t-shirts; From Beirut: ‘I needed to photograph to stay sane’; Profiling a sex trafficking survivor
  • August 5, 2020: Biden hits back at reporter; Public records search strategies; Good leaders invest in others; Ready. Set. Play!
  • August 4, 2020: Staff demand resignation at WAMU; How to catch a recruiter’s eye; Reveal your intentions; Reading as self-care
  • August 3, 2020: 100th edition; Journalist covering Trump tests positive; How COVID could hurt newsroom diversity; Remote work check; Labyrinths as self-care

JULY

  • July 31, 2020: Editor killed in crash; A ‘flash of interest’ in crime & policing; Check your tech
  • July 30, 2020: WaPo uppercases White (and Black); CIA agent takes on fake news; The mummy’s X-ray; Schedule time off
  • July 29, 2020: LA Times, NYT journalists on opinion journalism; Don’t work with jerks; Kickstart creative thinking
  • July 28, 2020: For baseball writers, the game has changed; Raiding Area 51; Coaching without controlling; Trade chaos for calm in the morning
  • July 27, 2020: Notre Dame drops out of presidential debate, where’s next?; When government ‘gags’ its experts; ‘I’ or ‘We’ managers; Working in working out
  • July 24, 2020: Why (and how) to diversify your I-team; leadership legacies start now; reset your pandemic routines; ‘I’m never not writing’
  • July 23, 2020: 17-year-old journalist gassed; Miami Herald’s COVID audience strategy; Resolving conflict remotely; Shift your WFH setup (and attitude)
  • July 22, 2020: From cow to customer – explaining a pandemic journey; Keep feedback frequent; “The news never sleeps”; Water can make you smarter
  • July 21, 2020: NYT reporter punched; A college town’s ‘crazy news cycle’; Lead values first; Heat and WFH
  • July 20, 2020: Fox News lawsuit; Terry Gross & Michael Barbaro swap interview tips; Connections at work; Self-care for freelancers
  • July 17, 2020: Fox News staffers erupt; How NYT makes sense of COVID-19 data; A witness to ‘history being written’; Make the most of webinars
  • July 16, 2020: Vox layoffs; LinkedIn for journalists; Feedback’s no luxury; Marvin Kalb & Ken Burns program; Holistic self-care habits
  • July 15, 2020: NPR ratings collapse; ‘We can expect, and should demand, scrutiny from our colleagues’; Feeling stuck at work? Take a break.
  • July 14, 2020: Vanity Fair’s historic cover; A national database for local journalists; Plants as self-care; Lead with empathy
  • July 13, 2020: New programs with Terry Gross, Michael Barbaro, Nikole Hannah-Jones; Are you easy to manage?; Interviewing the Candy Bomber; Managing your student debt
  • July 10, 2020: Last reporter in town; Black editors on leading through BLM; Cold War pen-pals; Rev up your run/walk routine
  • July 9, 2020: White House reporter tests positive for COVID-19; How a style guide keeps up with changes; Lead the change; Who to check in on right now
  • July 8, 2020: Journalists share best reporting advice; ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi on ‘the simple set of words’ that guide him; Restarting your workouts; Upcoming Conventions
  • July 7, 2020: NBC News’ new quota; How NFL reporters are handling COVID-19 coverage restrictions; What about routine check-ups?
  • July 6, 2020: These DC media orgs got PPP loans; Job hunting tips for mid-career journalists; Take control of the to-do list; In a lucid dream
  • July 2, 2020: Emerging journalists demand diversity; Inclusion starts in the classroom; Leading WFH parents; how to celebrate safely
  • July 1, 2020: Trouble at the LA Times; Unpublishing ‘suffering’; Virtual job interview tips; Tax deadline is July 15

JUNE

  • June 30, 2020: Journalist with COVID snaps final family photo; Trans Journalists Association launches; Thank your team; Manage, not deny, anger
  • June 29, 2020: Will McClatchy be purchased by nonprofit savior? Mizzou journalism grad changes NFL; From symbolic to systemic newsroom change
  • June 26, 2020: Maria Ressa to receive Aubuchon award; A TV station explains itself; Last interview with ‘Friends’ songwriter; Screen cleaning
  • June 25, 2020: L.A. Times settles bias lawsuit; Mask up; Facing furloughs; Taking psychological breaks
  • June 24, 2020: Pulitzer Prize winner dies of COVID; ‘The stories we tell ourselves’; Ed Yong’s advice to emerging journalists; Kick the caffeine
  • June 23, 2020: WHCA cancels dinner; ‘There is no pipeline problem’; Life after a layoff
  • June 22, 2020: AP journalist dies of COVID; Making time for your team; Covering sports’ ‘Granddaddy of them all’
  • June 18, 2020: Inside ‘The Unwritten Rules’; How journalists can hold police accountable; Free design tools for any journalist
  • June 17, 2020: Design hacks if you don’t usually create visuals; Missing trans voices; The danger of ‘paying your dues’
  • June 16, 2020: Pittsburgh paper sued for discrimination; Be a sponsor, not just a mentor; Unplug for your health
  • June 15, 2020: Cartoons: Polarized ink?; Mental health fund for Black journalists; How to turn off work
  • June, 12, 2020: Blame the pollsters?; How to network virtually; How to spend your weekend outside; ‘Second-home’ on campus
  • June 11, 2020: Covering disability during a pandemic; Mugshot galleries are ‘pure schadenfreude’; How to face uncertainty
  • June 10, 2020: How to navigate PACER; Pop culture hype amid pandemic; Face mask best practices
  • June 9, 2020: ‘A reckoning moment’ for newsrooms; Smart leaders read the room; Helping others, virtually
  • June 8, 2020: 3 top editors resign in 3 days; Can journalists donate to charity?; Class of 2020 grad’s Nyota magazine
  • June 5, 2020: When police want your video or photos; ‘Never be complacent’; The power of a midday nap
  • June 4, 2020: Philly, NYT journalists revolt; Black American or African American?; When protest stories end; Breaks, boundaries, bonding
  • June 3, 2020: ACLU sues on behalf of journalist; Leaders build trust; ‘Always be hustling’
  • June 2, 2020: Legal, physical safeguards essential; Do you qualify as an ally?; LGBTQ coverage during pandemic; Difficult conversations with family
  • June 1, 2020: Journalism groups’ open letter to law enforcement; Reporting under curfew orders; Hostility ‘a feature, not a bug’; Contact your EAP

MAY

  • May 29, 2020: CNN team’s arrest illegal, NPPA says; Avoiding loaded language; Covering context, not just conflict
  • May 28, 2020: From ingenious street reporter to furlough; Bad sushi + Surrogate family = Big win; The gift of empathy; Sleep deprived?
  • May 27, 2020: ‘Just get some words on a page’; How will you remember the pandemic?; ‘Meet Merlin the Rescue Duck’; Level up wellness with video game
  • May 26, 2020: NYT editor on ’emotionally taxing work’ of honoring COVID lives lost; Give thanks, platinum-rule style; Free finance classes
  • May 22, 2020: Behind the scenes of the Big Scribble; How to onboard in a pandemic; Interviewing Arabic Sesame Street viewers; Try a scavenger hunt
  • May 21, 2020: NewsGuild lobbies Congress; How to be a good human; Who’s your beneficiary?
  • May 20, 2020: Journalism union releases guidance for reopening newsrooms; Work friends matter; The case for real pants
  • May 19, 2020: Reporting for details in a pandemic; Lead with humanity; Try an outdoor office space
  • May 18, 2020: Managers as guides, not guards; Virtual job hunting help; Letter-writing revival
  • May 15, 2020: NBC News death; ‘We can win again,’ says Navajo Times editor; Covering a rapper flap; Spring cleaning – now what?
  • May 14, 2020: How many journalists have COVID-19?; Beware of ‘recency bias’; Rescue pandemic conversations
  • May 13, 2020: NYT live-chats SCOTUS; Class of 2020 advice from ‘Snow Fall’ reporter; Tips for teammates
  • May 12, 2020: NYT journalists on having COVID-19; Shop talk while social distancing; Redefine journaling
  • May 11, 2020: Who is left behind in education reporting?; An internship with ‘impact’; Start a “love me” file
  • May 8, 2020: Designing the post-pandemic newsroom; The real ‘View from my Window’; A class of 2020 surprise graduation gift; Give coaching a rest
  • May 7, 2020: Americans support gov’t COVID funds for news; Small gestures, big impact; Your pandemic routines
  • May 6, 2020: COVID-19 deaths; How readers are thanking news orgs; Class of 2020’s ‘bulletin burger’
  • May 5, 2020: NPPA’s ‘urgent’ needs; How to help when they’re stressed; ‘She Said’ is Book Bracket champ
  • May 4, 2020: Antiracist reporting on COVID-19; Derby Day for local heroes; stay-at-home adventure photography
  • May 1, 2020: Tech reporting and the ‘new normal’; Connector etiquette; Organize your WFH space; “She Said” v. “All The President’s Men”

APRIL

  • April 30, 2020: Journalists prepare as states reopen; How to be a ‘connector’; Caring for your face mask
  • April 29, 2020: Writing, resilience and community in crisis; Vox podcaster’s advice to class of 2020; Just breathe
  • April 28, 2020: COVID-19 reporting trends from Motor City; Sip away stress; Best journalism books face off
  • April 27, 2020: Watch COVID-19 coverage evolve in timeline; Bipartisan ad praises Kentucky journalists; Stop annoying your coworkers; The myth of multitasking
  • April 24, 2020: White House seat swap; Lessons from a recession j-school grad; Keeping newsrooms resilient; The case for taking a break
  • April 23, 2020: Know your legal rights; Informing indigenous communities; Avoid screen fatigue
  • April 22, 2020: Cuomo’s son recovering; Robin Roberts’ advice to j-school grad; 1,000 masks for photographers; Puzzling peace
  • April 21, 2020: Ex-Newsday reporter dies of COVID-19; Covering protests; New emergency funds available; Sky-high self-care
  • April 20, 2020: Deep business dives for reporters; Translating for Spanish-speaking readers; Meet the class of 2020; Set down some roots
  • April 17, 2020: Writing through grief; The “hyperproductivity high”; Virtual gallery nights; Book Bracket pop quiz
  • April 16, 2020: Encryption while WFH; Brevity is efficient until it’s deficient; The home stretch
  • April 15, 2020: Connecting COVID-19 and climate change; How’s your team?; Build your digital portfolio; Mute the notifications
  • April 14, 2020: L.A. Times cuts; Cartooning through crisis; Follow the Fault Lines; Virtual volunteering
  • April 13, 2020: New job listings; Journalism’s class of 2020; Chair yoga for journalists; Cast Book Bracket round 1 votes
  • April 10, 2020: Nurse-photographer captures hospital’s last ‘normal’ days; New reporting, writing & leadership programs open; Reset your sleep routine
  • April 9, 2020: White House tests journalists for COVID-19 before today’s briefing; How UC Berkeley students are helping NYT; ‘Weird’ pandemic book launch
  • April 8, 2020: How Politico is taking care of the newsroom; Intern captures ‘era-defining’ photo; Avoid the ‘Quarantine 15’
  • April 7, 2020: How CBS podcast makes sense of pandemic briefings; Bringing policy stories to life; No gym gear? No problem
  • April 6, 2020: How to uncover economy stories; Science writer: Explain the uncertainty; Providing feedback when you’re swamped
  • April 3, 2020: AP editor dies; How to humanize policy stories; Unsung heroes to applaud; Chiropractor’s WFH tips
  • April 2, 2020: How to engage Latino communities; Tipping point moments; WaPo graphic animates grounded industry
  • April 1, 2020: Journalists skip briefings; Better email interviews; Balancing WFH give and get; Book Brackets open for picks

MARCH

  • March 31, 2020: CNN’s Cuomo quarantined; your legal rights when covering the outbreak; reporting takeaways from S. Korea
  • March 30, 2020: Gannett furloughs, Tampa Bay Times cuts print; When your team is hurting; Reporting on the ‘invisible’ campaign
  • March 27, 2020: “A relationship forged in fire”; WFH bingo; News “essential” in 29 states — and so is student journalism
  • March 26, 2020: A risk scientist’s tips for journalists; How to be an instant editor; First-person accounts from reporters
  • March 25, 2020: Politics readers still want their Fix; How to be a manager who ‘gets it’; AI & COVID-19 ideas
  • March 24, 2020: Post’s Von Drehle on surviving COVID-19; New questions for religion reporters; WFH ergonomics
  • March 23, 2020: New case at New York Times; Editor memos that work; Graphics to share; COVID-19 & FOIA
  • March 20, 2020: 1st news staffer coronavirus death; handling real conflict virtually; ‘Nobody recovers in isolation’
  • March 19, 2020: How student journalists stay local; Help your team be resilient; Book Brackets sub in for March Madness
  • March 18, 2020: Photojournalists describe the frontlines;  WaPo simulation draws reader thanks; Meteorologist: ‘Learning shouldn’t stop’
  • March 17, 2020: What *not* to call the coronavirus; Information is currency for managers; Explain your story choices
  • March 16, 2020: Will COVID-19 grow-subscriptions? Next-wave coverage plans; Put down your phone, really.
  • March 13, 2020: How sports journalists are adapting; Communicating remotely with your boss; ‘This is our calling’
  • March 12, 2020: Why everyone is sharing *that* graphic; ‘the Olympics of explanatory journalism’; Classified coronavirus meetings