The year of changing newsroom culture

By Steve Outing

In my latest Editor & Publisher Online column, I asked a smattering of news industry folks what they would have me fix at their organizations if I walked in the door with a magic wand. A common theme came through: We need serious cultural change in the newsroom in order to transform our companies, so fix everyone’s attitude so that they all embrace the change necessary to save us.

Mindy McAdams did a nice blog riff off my column, “Time to Get Crazy,” and presents some more pushing-the-envelope ideas.

(That column is actually my December one. Me bad. I turned it in during the week between Christmas and New Years Day, and E&P didn’t get to posting it till this week. I’ll have one more column during January.)

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!

One Response to "The year of changing newsroom culture"

  1. editor on the verge 10 years ago .Reply

    Newsrooms leaders, change or step aside…

    Effective organizational change requires a strong leader — leader who does not just embrace the message of change but models it. The problem facing the newspaper industry is that too many newspaper leaders do neither. So more than just change, wh…

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