OLD Media Moves

One day newsroom management course

March 17, 2006

Does this conversation sound familiar?

“Congratulations! You are the new Assistant Managing Editor/Business, with 20 business section staff reporting to you. Welcome on board!

“And by the way:
• You must cut 10% of your department budget within two months. We need your proposed cuts by next Friday.
• Performance appraisals for all your staff are due in two weeks. HR will email you a memo on that any day now.
• As you know, the previous Business Editor Joe left the paper so there won’t be an official handover to the new job. The files he left are over there.

“Don’t be late for the Page 1 meeting in 10 minutes.
Good Luck.”

Do Good Journalists Automatically Make Good Editors and Managers? NO!

Then Why Does The Conversation Above Take Place So Often In Newsrooms?

For just $50, You Can Take the One Day Newsroom Management Course that Reuters America Gives Its Own New Managers:

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2006 (One Day before the SABEW Conference Begins). Workshop begins at 9 a.m. and finishes around 5 p.m. Lunch Provided by Reuters.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
WHO: The Workshop is Ideal For All Newsroom Managers or Aspiring Managers.
WHAT: The Workshop is Hands On, Practical Tips on Journalism Management Including:
· Knowing Your Staff and Motivating Them
· Management Styles and Adapting to Situations
· Administration Vs. News, And Time Management
· Effective Coaching and Communicating
· Developing Good Teams
· Practical Management Problem-Solving, such as:
o Difficult Boss
o Difficult Staff
o Poor Performer
o Egomaniac
o Having a Life Outside Work

TO SIGNUP FOR THE CLASS SIMPLY EMAIL greg.mccune@reuters.com or call 312-408-8701. Limit of 20 in the class, so signup now.

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