Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category

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Lessons from ONA14

I found many of ONA’s speakers were motivational, even though many did not directly apply to work in local newsrooms.


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Heading to ONA14

For the second consecutive year, I’m headed to the Online News Association’s conference for three days of reflection on the industry and lessons for the future.


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Star Trek taught me some bad management skills (and some good ones)

For all its optimistic prose and preaching about moralistic cooperation, Star Trek’s captains didn’t always set a good example for future managers.


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Becoming a troll whisperer

Simply put, it is easier for people to be assholes online. A troll whisperer wins people over by reminding them they are still dealing with real people on the web.


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Drones, disasters and journalistic ethics

There is no doubt in my mind that responsible, legal drones could potentially enhance disaster coverage, for both affected and curious audiences.