Leadership

#nutip Explain to writers what needs to be changed and why. “I don’t like it” is not a valid reason for edits. http://poy.nu/13tt0k6

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Editors should be able to explain to writers what needs to be changed and why. “I don’t like it” is not a valid reason for making a change.
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642

Five Fridays in August: Special Savings Through Monday on Poynter Training

4:14 PM Aug. 30, 2012 — by Vicki Krueger

We're wrapping up our Five Fridays campaign with special savings on courses by Poynter faculty. As a bonus, we're extending the savings throughout the Labor Day weekend.

#nutip If you say you want shorter stories, don’t give the longest, flabbiest stories the best play.

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Want shorter stories in your publication? Don’t give reporters mixed messages; if you say you want shorter stories, don’t give the longest and flabbiest stories the best play.
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346

#nutip When publishing content from community with staff-produced work, clearly label which content is which.

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If you're publishing content from your community alongside staff-produced work, always be sure to clearly label which content is which.
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265

#nutip Ideas are never enough. They become sustainable only when they're transformed into products or businesses.

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Every inspiring story of entrepreneurial adventure begins with an idea. But ideas, by themselves, are never enough. They become sustainable only when they're transformed into products or businesses.
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257

#nutip Looking for site contributors? Try active community members, elected officials, members of local orgs.

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Active community members, frequent posters to your website, elected officials and those involved in interesting local organizations are a few of the people who could fulfill your need for community contributors.
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256

#nutip Your plan for using community contributors should outline how you will find, train and manage them.

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A good plan for using community contributors should include details about how they will be found, trained and managed.
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250

#nutip It’s not enough to have a good idea. You have to learn how to pitch it to others.

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It’s not enough to have a good idea. You have to learn how to pitch it to others.
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273

#nutip Before posting breaking news online, ask: How quickly do you report information that may change?

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One critical question to ask when developing guidelines for publishing breaking news online: How quickly do you report information that may change?
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218
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