Closing Remarks

At the end of the meeting, each participant was asked to name an insight or idea that they were taking back to their workplace.  Here is what they said:

  • Thinking & Writing visually
  • Excellence
  • Patience
  • Thinking ahead
  • Listen to the 10th degree
  • Networking
  • Manage by listening
  • Bring writers and editors together as creative outlet
  • Treat sources as human beings
  • Cultivate photo-reporter relationships
  • Reporters are human, too
  • Standards
  • Listen,¬†listen and listen some more
  • Care and encourage to care about readers
  • Passion
  • Dissect positive, replicate it
  • Articulate what matters
  • Give story time it deserves
  • Willing to take risks
  • Go after what intrigues you most (despite what your boss says)
  • Appreciate writing
  • Carve out time
  • Smooze
  • Look deeper
  • Finance stories can be compelling
  • Resignation: Don’t.
  • Have humility
  • Frame what we do from the reader’s perspective
  • Take criticism as a positive
  • Learn from listening
  • Find and tell good stories
  • Don’t give up; be persistent
  • Be hard-nosed
  • Devil’s in the details
  • Put yourself in the place of those in your newsroom.
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