It's clear by now that pageviews and "likes" are not what keep publications alive. Our best bet is to become a habit, where people make room in their lives for what we do.
I realized last year that I'm in the top 10% in terms of longevity at my company. I literally was able to name every person who has been there longer (that list has since shrunk by one). I think about that fairly often. I was also reminded recently about how many people have come through…Read more Everyone has a last day at work
I’m trying to write more in February, and besides what I’ll write for work, I’ll also be writing about one of the few things I know about: digital media. What do I do? In short, I get the right information, at the right time, to the right audiences. And I’d like to help media, in…Read more Do you know where your most important readers are?
I’m trying to write more in February, and besides thing I’ll write for work, I’ll also be writing about one of the few things I know about: digital media. What do I do? In short, I get the right information, at the right time, to the right audiences. And I’d like to help media, in…Read more Paywalls are fine, but let’s make them more shareable
Bill Walsh was a great copy editor whose most important contribution -- in a life cut far too short -- was to teach editor and writers how to think. I'm one of those beneficiaries.
I didn't write as much as I hoped to this year. Part of this was being on a federal grand jury, part of it was having the flu twice (yes, really). But part of it was just not setting aside the mental space. I will be working on the latter in 2016.What do I want…Read more What I wrote (and didn’t write) in 2015
Brian Williams isn't just in a journalism crisis; he's demonstrating how leaders can be corrupted by their own hubris.
http://www.espn.com/core/video/iframe?id=12118361&endcard=false I don't watch SportsCenter all that often anymore, and not the late-night editions, which is where Stuart Scott was more in recent years. But, like so many others, I grew up on SportsCenter, remember when espn2 was the edgy, lowercase station, and yet am young enough to not remember an ESPN without Stuart Scott.…Read more “How you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live”
Forecasting is a fool's game, but let's assume that I'm in a decent position for 2015: I like my job and city, am liked back, and my personal life is mildly together.But I don't feel terribly put-together. Perhaps more accurately, I feel like there is a disconnect, at times, between the scrutiny I place on…Read more The challenge of challenging yourself
Cross-posted from LinkedIn.How many workers are going around, saying, “You know, I don't need any more money”? Only a few of us since the recession. And as employment has returned,wages have struggled to keep pace.Money alone is insufficient to motivate employees, the popular literature says. There is more to a happy, productive employee than compensation, so…Read more Why you shouldn’t assume money won’t motivate