MANAGING DIGITAL Leadership Expectations for Newsroom Supervisors Handout from presentation for Mid-America Press Institute With Joe Hight, Director of Information and Development, The Oklahoman/NewsOK.com
Leaders inspire or expire 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 minutes
Understand power of one: Small groups great; champions important.
Target audience: Who needs to be there? What is mandatory?
Time: Must be shorter unless skills-oriented.
Surveys: Short ones to gauge issues and train accordingly.
Collaborate to bring trainers and high-profile journalists to your newsroom.
Do internal auctions to raise money for scholarships for students and grants for outside training. Ask staffers to give back with training for newsroom.
NIC Academy : Quarterly workshops over multiday period, with multiple 30-minute sessions. Topics have ranged from Flash to Wolfram Alpha to blogging to Internet research to details in storytelling to who is our audience to cultivating sources to better visual presentations. Goal: Create quick sessions to help staff improve their job performance or inform them on topics to do their jobs more effectively.
Multimedia Showcase: A series of monthly or twice-monthly discussions about planning for and implementing successful multimedia stories or projects. The format provides for a 15-minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussion. Usually held after morning planning meeting.
The Oklahoman’s NIC also brings in outside speakers and partners with other journalism organizations for training. It invites journalism/communication professors and instructors whenever possible.
Best of Month provides incentives for great work and provides examples.
Online Newsroom: Workshop notices, tips, praise, links, directories, handouts, etc.
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