Quit the hand-wringing, and start building your community

Here we go again. The newsprint nostalgia will never end. Those of us who have been fighting for digital transformation since the silly “blogs can’t possibly ever be journalism!” days feel like it is Groundhog Day. It is 2016, and Twitter is abuzz wondering if the newspaper industry made a “colossal mistake” in adopting a […]

News organizations can learn from Google on team building, too

Understanding the psychological underpinnings of how we work together helps us adapt to change There are some key lessons for news leaders in the “What Google Learned from Its Quest To Build the Perfect Team” piece in The New York Times Magazine that remained on the “most-emailed” and“most popular on Facebook” lists for over a […]

Think of newsroom ‘tribes’ when making change — API report

As someone who has been studying organizational change in newsrooms for many years, I think the recent American Press Institute report on a culture-based strategy for innovation in newsrooms is well worth a look. I especially liked the way it described newsroom structure as one of “tribes.” Human beings naturally organize into groups based on […]

A resolution for journalism in 2015

Journalists aiming for success in social media in 2015 and beyond need to awaken from their bubble of like-minded media mavens and join digital conversations in ways that enhance authenticity and build trust. While I love “journalism Twitter” as much as the next person and find it a valuable source of ideas and inspiration, I […]