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Parenting in the Digital Newsroom, Speed Dating Style – ONA19

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Being a parent in digital media is hard. Attend this small group, speed-dating-style session for insights into topics impacting journalist parents, from pumping in the newsrooms to talking to your kids about bad news, and share tips, tricks, and the best parenting hacks to make our day-to-day jobs better.

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Parenting in the Digital Newsroom, Speed Dating Style – ONA19

  1. 1. Parenting in Digital Newsrooms Tips, Tricks, and Hacks to make work and life the best they can be #ONA19Parents
  2. 2. Psst. Over here. This is important. To promote the most honest conversation, this session is *OFF THE RECORD* Feel free to social big thoughts and good moments with #ona19parents but please, no identifiers
  3. 3. Get fresh Eat Drink Be merry But keep all food and drink in this room
  4. 4. Block 1: Work Parental Leave Returning from Leave Advice for parents who manage parents Managing work travel Advice for being managed as a parent
  5. 5. Parental Leave Policies What is your company’s policy? ● What would you change, if anything? What were some of the challenges you had negotiating leave/using your leave? ● How did you overcome those challenges?
  6. 6. Re-Entry ● How did you prepare to go back to work? ● What were those first few days like? ● How did you manage your workload? ● Did you change your schedule? ● Did you change responsibilities? ● What helped you return to work? What made it harder?
  7. 7. Parents managing parents ● How do you help the parents on your team thrive? ● What are some of the challenges you face in managing parents? ● How do you, as a parent, use your experiences to guide the parents on your team?
  8. 8. Work travel ● Do you take the family with you? Leave them at home? ● How do you communicate while on the road? ● How do you negotiate work travel at your workplace? ● What are some of the challenges you face as a traveling parent in digital news?
  9. 9. Being managed as a parent ● Is your manager a parent? Does that change how you talk to him/her? ● What are some of the challenges you wish your supervisors understood about your family situation?
  10. 10. Block 2: Life Self care: Managing yourself as a manager with kids Talking Trauma: How to cope with tragedy Single parents: when it’s all up to you Self care: Finding your work/life chemistry
  11. 11. Self Care: managing yourself as a manager with kids ● What are some of the ways you carve out time for self care? ● What does self care look like to you? ● How do you encourage your team to care for themselves? ● Do you practice what you preach?
  12. 12. Talking Trauma: How to cope with tragedy ● Describe a traumatic event in your newsroom. How did your managers respond? ● What would you change, if anything? ● What language do you use with kids to talk about difficult things in news? ● How do you manage your mental health in a tough news cycle?
  13. 13. Single Parents: When it’s all up to you ● What are some of the things you wish your co-workers and bosses understood about your situation? ● How do you organize and manage your work and home lives?
  14. 14. Finding your work/life chemistry ● How do you define your job? ● What are some of the challenges you face in finding the right chemistry? ● What could your managers/employers do to help you find that chemistry?
  15. 15. Block 3: Stages Prospective parents Infants and Toddlers Elementary School Middle/High School
  16. 16. Prospective Parents ● What are some of the things you worry about in terms of work and responsibilities? ● Do you know your company’s leave policy? ● Do you have parent-mentors in your newsroom?
  17. 17. Infants and Toddlers ● How do you manage child care? Who does that work in your house? ● Does your kid understand what you do for a living? How do you explain it? ● Has having a little kid changed the way you work or your work schedule?
  18. 18. Elementary School ● How do you talk to your kids about what you do for a living? ● What news do you let your kids watch/read? ● How do you manage summers with your work schedule?
  19. 19. Middle School/High School ● What are some of the challenges you face with your child? ● How are you preparing for college or post-high school life for your kid and for *you* ● How do you talk to your kids about social media, especially if you use it for work?
  20. 20. Continue the conversation ● Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/344180556487717/ ● Network: find a mentor here!!! ● Stay tuned for a blog post It takes a village. Let’s support each other.
  21. 21. Thank you! Be sure to visit the many ONA19 exhibitors in the third floor Exhibit Hall. Stephanie Backus Megha Satyanarayana Continue the conversation at #ona19parents

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