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How do you run a newsroom through these unusual times?

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Newsroom Notes: Leading through uncertainty
July 9, 2020

What does Ulysses Grant have to do with being a newsroom leader? Read on.

How do you run a newsroom through these unusual times? We’re providing a first-hand view from an industry veteran who agreed to lead the Missouri School of Journalism's KOMU newsroom — the only university-owned commercial television station and major network affiliate in the United States that uses its newsroom as a working lab for students — during a faculty search process; just as the COVID-19 crisis began unfolding. The challenges are no different from other newsrooms — just layered on top of the challenges facing the next generation of journalists.

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  • Newsroom Notes: The more things change, the more they stay the same?

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    Newsroom Notes: The more things change, the more they stay the same?
    May 19, 2020

    When it comes to the global pandemic we find ourselves in, are you tired of hearing the quote attributed to Winston Churchill? “Never waste a good crisis.”
  • Newsroom Notes: Meet your new anchorman. He’s also your governor

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    Newsroom Notes: Meet your new anchorman. He’s also your governor
    April 14, 2020

    Gov. Mike Parson began what he called a daily news briefing a few weeks ago. Broadcast organizations in Missouri immediately offered to help distribute the daily offerings, but Parson insisted on using only Facebook.
  • Newsroom Notes: The New Normal

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    Newsroom Notes: The New Normal
    March 27, 2020

    It’s Friday morning and we are closing in on our first week of “new normal” at KOMU. I am blessed that my “new normal” is only disrupting my intended trips home.
  • Newsroom Notes: A unique view at a unique time

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: A unique view at a unique time
    March 23, 2020

    How do you run a newsroom through these unusual times? We’re providing a first-hand view from an industry veteran who agreed to lead the KOMU newsroom during a faculty search process—just as the Covid-19 crisis began unfolding.

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