Newsrooms are stressful and busy places to work, which is why having a good leader is important in order to get the most out of their teams. Unfortunately, the news industry has a history of poor management.
But these skills can be learned. Alexandra Borchardt, senior research associate at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) has shared ten helpful tips inspired by RISJ research and events.
The first step to take is to listen more than you talk, as this will help you get a deeper insight into what is going on in your team or actions that need to be taken.
‘”You will only find out what’s about to go wrong, what needs doing, who needs your support, and major changes in the industry once you shut up,” says Borchardt.