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October 31, 2013 - Posted in #wjchat archives , Web Journalism Posted by:

5:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Make sure your seat is in the upright position and your bag is safely stowed. We are cleared for takeoff #190. Wheels up. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Welcome to the 190th episode of #wjchat, a weekly discussion for Web journalists. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:01 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Ha! #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:01 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Tonight we’re sharing newsroom management tips and advice for the digital age. Congratulations, you’re all hosting this evening! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:01 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Let’s get going! Please introduce yourself, respond to questions & share your knowledge! #DontJustBeALurker #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:03 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Buck Borasky, Frontier Programmer – Hacking the Code of the West. #wjchat

PumpkinSpiceWerewolf
@znmeb


5:03 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Hi all! Alex here, checking in from Silicon Valley. Behind the @wjchat account tonight, but a manger since I was 22. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:03 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Hi, all at #wjchat! Martha here. Web journo at @KPLU in Seattle.

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:03 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Hey All @wjchat Clydeen McDonald from Trinidad. Writer/Photographer interested in New/Social Media in the Newsroom #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:03 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I AM THE HOST YAY #wjchat http://t.co/MWENK2nWHO

Digital First cat
@DFNewsCat


5:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@WJchat After such an awesome IRL meetup, sad I won’t be around for tonight’s #WJchat, but I’ll be speaking at #pdxchat. See ya next week!

Alexandra Manzano
@AliManzano


5:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Ugh. Manager, not manger. That’d be weird. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat After a 13-hour nightmare flight/delays back to #VT from #ONA13 Sunday, the flight reference isn’t working for me! #wjchat

Philip Tortora
@PhilipTortora


5:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
(REMINDER: It’s not too late to send us your Qs! Please direct to @wjchat) #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Let’s get going! Please introduce yourself, respond to questions & share your knowledge! #DontJustBeALurker #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:05 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
PROTIP: Spare non- #wjchat people by starting your reply with @wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:05 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Hey #wjchat, Naudia Jawad checking in from Memphis here. How’re y’all doing tonight?

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


5:05 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: PROTIP: Spare non- #wjchat people by starting your reply with @wjchat

Jennifer Gaie Hellum
@jghellum


5:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Yay! #wjchat Jennifer from @Florida_Today #entertainment #reporter tuning in

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


5:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Charles from the @OrlandoSentinel here…It was so nice to see many of you at #wjchat IRL.

Charles Minshew
@charlesminshew


5:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@naudsie quite splendidly. Thank you for asking. How’s Memphis this evening? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Student at @AmericanU, correspondent for @WashingtonWkly delivering politics through the eyes of millennials, newer to journalism #wjchat

Sarah Mooney
@howsarahseesit


5:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Be our friend on Facebook: http://t.co/z4j1gCNwc0 #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A little chilly, but thankfully quiet (so far)! Probably just jinxed it though. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


5:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Last piece of housekeeping: Pitch a host or topic to #wjchat http://t.co/vcsqlhZwRt

wjchat
@wjchat


5:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Another Jennifer here. I’m in NYC and do social media. #wjchat

Jennifer Gaie Hellum
@jghellum


5:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@naudsie Now we’ll know who to blame. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Howdy howdy folks. Greg from @SVBizJournal. This one’s gonna be great. I want to steal your ideas. #wjchat

Greg Baumann
@SVBizGreg


5:08 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Raise your hand if you’re here. Everyone in? Let’s get started… #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:08 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Melanie tuning in from NYC. Currently a native ad products manager at HuffPost, coming from journalism background. Hi all! #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:09 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: (REMINDER: It’s not too late to send us your Qs! Please direct to @wjchat) #wjchat

Mel Myers
@myers_mel


5:09 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
To kick things off, let’s test the waters: Who here tonight is or has been in a managerial position? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:09 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Hand raised! Justin, head of social at @abc7news, pleased to see you all. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Hand raised too #wjchat

Greg Baumann
@SVBizGreg


5:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Hey guys! I’m Ivan. I #journosauce and break things with @DailyFreeman and #DigitalFirst Media #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I’m currently my station’s manager of social strategy. Have been for about a year now. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
I’ve worked with (not allowed to say managed) #freelancers for years #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


5:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ivanlajara @wjchat @DailyFreeman Haa! #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Never formally a manager – was a ‘team leader’ once and they kept pushing me but I refused #wjchat

PumpkinSpiceWerewolf
@znmeb


5:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@byjensangalang don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone you just said that. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Managed staff of 200+ at my college paper, staff of 20+ at my grad school’s website & manage content now (does that count?) #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
OH YAY IT’S #wjchat! I’m on the magazine side, but in the digital age magazines are turning into always-on newsrooms.

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


5:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I’m a manager. Or at least that’s what they tell me. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I’m director. Of online production. Which is to say that I’ve become the 24/7 of this formerly monthly newsmagazine. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


5:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Hi all, I’m @saleemkhan, journalist and consultant focused on innovation, especially in news. This is my chat-only account. #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Hi All! I’m T. J. from WNYC & PRI. I am in an editorial management position as a digital editor. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I manage. But really, I just help others strategize. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Looks like we have a good mix of managers and non-managers here tonight. That’s very exciting. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: To kick things off, let’s test the waters: Who here tonight is or has been in a managerial position? #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Hi #wjchat’ters Dave Earley here – homepage/ #socialmedia /engagement editor @couriermail. But off work 4wks :D Ace. #socjourn

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


5:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat. I’m a cat. I cat. #wjchat

Digital First cat
@DFNewsCat


5:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q1a If you are in a management role, what do you know now that you didn’t then about the role? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@DFNewsCat you would cat. And you cat with the best of them. #wjchat #wjcat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:14 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1A Leading a newsroom with so much cumulative experience can be much more of a teaching experience than you’d expect. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:14 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @DFNewsCat: @wjchat. I’m a cat. I cat. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:14 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @DFNewsCat: @wjchat. I’m a cat. I cat. #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:14 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@TauhidChappell That’s me spittin’ that hot fire. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A little kindness goes a long way, and having your newsroom’s respect and trust is absolutely essential. #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
The best. // RT @DFNewsCat: @wjchat. I’m a cat. I cat. #wjchat

Hailey Persinger
@HaileyErin


5:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1A It’s never been more important to focus on copy quality than it is now. Competition is brutal! #wjchat

Greg Baumann
@SVBizGreg


5:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1A Just jumping in! I think I’ve learned it’s important to balance organization’s wants/needs with employee’s. Win-win #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat If they tell you that since you’re salaried you can work 30-hour weeks, it actually means your going to work 80-hour weeks. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @mdeziel: @wjchat A little kindness goes a long way, and having your newsroom’s respect and trust is absolutely essential. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
I’ve been a newsroom leader as editor, not officially management. I’ve had executive and management roles in nonprofi, startups. #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SVBizGreg: @wjchat A1A It’s never been more important to focus on copy quality than it is now. Competition is brutal! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q1a If you are in a management role, what do you know now that you didn’t then about the role? #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Checking in to #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


5:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Sorry I’m late! Was off doing managerial kinds of things. #wjchat

Oskar Garcia
@oskargarcia


5:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ShaunaReporter Welcome! #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat that I must have been a real pain in the arse to manage #wjchat

David Clinch
@DavidClinchNews


5:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ivanlajara how many hours does the cat work? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Greetings, #wjchat. I’m a digital manager for the Los Angeles News Group (part of Digital First Media). #notLAtimes

Gina D.
@GNAdv


5:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Haa! RT @DavidClinchNews: @wjchat that I must have been a real pain in the arse to manage #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @DavidClinchNews: @wjchat that I must have been a real pain in the arse to manage #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Second part of Q1 coming up! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q1b If you aren’t in management, do you aspire to be? Why or why not? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@DavidClinchNews @wjchat Definitely changes perspective. I always consider impact on company, finances & my manager’s manager now. #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
funny RT @DavidClinchNews @wjchat that I must have been a real pain in the arse to manage #wjchat

Nick Kellet
@NickKellet


5:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat *raises hand* Managed small teams in two recent jobs. #wjchat

Jessica Hilberman
@saysjessbess


5:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1a. Strategy/planning/execution take time. Long-term goals need a diff. level of attention vs. on the fly decisios. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A1a Managers can be friendly but when it comes to hard decisions, you will lose friends. You’ll have to find new confidantes.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I saw what you subtweeted there. #wjchat

Digital First cat
@DFNewsCat


5:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@GNAdv Welcome! #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @DFNewsCat: @wjchat I saw what you subtweeted there. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @DFNewsCat: @wjchat I saw what you subtweeted there. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SVBizGreg: @wjchat A1A It’s never been more important to focus on copy quality than it is now. Competition is brutal! #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @mdeziel: @wjchat A little kindness goes a long way, and having your newsroom’s respect and trust is absolutely essential. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat 1a big part of the job is to stay cool under pressure and help others think logically under pressure #wjchat

Pragati Verma
@PragatiVerma


5:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A1. Folks who say they want training aren’t always receptive to it. Lots of reasons why. Just as many ways to get around/through it. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


5:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Keeping eye on #wjchat: digital age #newsroom management tips. #tryingnottobealurker @wjchat, but kids need feeding too ;) #socjourn #fb

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


5:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Q1a Patience is key. And also trying to understand people/situations in 3D, whole beings. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1A It is also very important to be clear about expectations. Set goals, other parameters. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A1B: I love managing products; websites, launching a section, working w/others. It’s very rewarding @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


5:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1A It’s more about getting to know your team rather than getting copy from them. Working from personal capacity is impt. #wjchat

Shah Salimat
@shahsalimat


5:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A1B Absolutely, but a req for a lot of managerial positions is you need previous managerial experience. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


5:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @PragatiVerma: @wjchat 1a big part of the job is to stay cool under pressure and help others think logically under pressure #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A1a You have strategic goals objectives and targets to meet as a manager that can constrain your actions.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q1b If you aren’t in management, do you aspire to be? Why or why not? #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @PragatiVerma: @wjchat 1a big part of the job is to stay cool under pressure and help others think logically under pressure #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SVBizGreg: @wjchat A1A It’s never been more important to focus on copy quality than it is now. Competition is brutal! #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


5:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @DFNewsCat: @wjchat I saw what you subtweeted there. #wjchat

Silvia Pernsteiner
@casillia


5:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
True. RT @Martha_Kang @wjchat Q1a Patience is key. And also trying to understand people/situations in 3D, whole beings. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @NickKellet: funny RT @DavidClinchNews @wjchat that I must have been a real pain in the arse to manage #wjchat

Zelda Tabalada
@Zelda_Game


5:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @Martha_Kang: @wjchat Q1a Patience is key. And also trying to understand people/situations in 3D, whole beings. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @byjensangalang: A1B: I love managing products; websites, launching a section, working w/others. It’s very rewarding @wjchat #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @PragatiVerma: @wjchat 1a big part of the job is to stay cool under pressure and help others think logically under pressure #wjchat

Lyndal Cairns
@lyndalcairns


5:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SVBizGreg: @wjchat A1A It’s never been more important to focus on copy quality than it is now. Competition is brutal! #wjchat

Jonathan Chase
@johnochase


5:22 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1b I’m not in management but I would love to guide projects (interactive, print, etc.) in the future. #wjchat

Charles Minshew
@charlesminshew


5:22 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1a Change is hard. Managing change is herculean. And with technology, things change reallllly fast, so … oh hai Cerberus! #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


5:22 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1A Also, remember your employees are not you! They don’t always think the same way. Be open to listening, learn, too. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:22 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1a: Patience is key. Small victories, small steps. We want to change everything on day one. It takes time. Progress. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:23 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A1B I mostly just want to work directly with more people to help shape the org. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


5:23 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1a: Also, document each day. It’s a great way to keep track of progress toward goals and certain metrics #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:24 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Also, you’ve got to be the one to step up when called upon-holidays, nights, weekends & whenever else the situation demands. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:24 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat RT @amartinmedia: A1a: Also document each day. It’s a great way to keep track of progress toward goals and certain metrics #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Also, keep a folder (digital or otherwise) of compliments, awards, achievements. Makes the bad days not so bad. #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A1b A manager’s motivation should be to make things better.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@JoshCornfield @wjchat @cschweitz Totally agree with this. By taking responsibility now, you will understand the challenges. #wjchat

Charles Minshew
@charlesminshew


5:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q2 coming up! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@TJRaphael @wjchat Like in the middle of #wjchat — BRB

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


5:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A1b A manager’s motivation should be to make things better.

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A1a You have strategic goals objectives and targets to meet as a manager that can constrain your actions.

wjchat
@wjchat


5:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A1b A manager’s motivation should be to make things better.

wjchat
@wjchat


5:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q2 If someone wants to be a manager, but needs more experience, what should they do? Resources? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @helenhmosher: @TJRaphael @wjchat Like in the middle of #wjchat — BRB

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q2 If someone wants to be a manager, but needs more experience, what should they do? Resources? #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat sorry just joining, home page editor (+ manager). You don’t fully get how much time you’ll spend on people vs product. #wjchat

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


5:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@TJRaphael @wjchat totally agree #wjchat

Pragati Verma
@PragatiVerma


5:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A2 Beyond practical knowledge, get to know and work with everyone in your newsroom across all departments. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @charlesminshew: @wjchat A1b I’m not in management but I would love to guide projects (interactive, print, etc.) in the future. #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A1A – Let the most talented people lead. Give guidance, not answers. Inspire. Keep the compass, let others steer #wjchat

Greg Baumann
@SVBizGreg


5:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @jmm: Do you teach journal-tech as an adjunct in a journo prog? Help @MacDiva & I out: http://t.co/sVDBmBhZyX #ONA13 #wjchat (RTs apprec

Graham Clark
@hello_thankyou


5:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A2 Cont. Become the person known that plays nice with everyone. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A2 Lead where you can. Find a mentor who recognizes your knack for vision and helps your voice be heard. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


5:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A2 look for opportunities to mentor, run a project or a team to learn ups, down of managing. Look for training ops. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A2. Advice I got before my 1st (current) mgmt job: You can lead without a title. Show you can manage up, sideways. #wjchat

Oskar Garcia
@oskargarcia


5:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Start doing the job in your head. Watch and make suggestions to the person currently in the role. Get organized! #wjchat

Lyndal Cairns
@lyndalcairns


5:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A2 Pitch new projects and initiatives. Set the goals. Take the lead and build buy-in from peers. You are now managing. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @helenhmosher: @wjchat A2 Lead where you can. Find a mentor who recognizes your knack for vision and helps your voice be heard. #wjchat

Lyndal Cairns
@lyndalcairns


5:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Be proactive. Just because you aren’t a manager doesn’t mean you shouldn’t suggest ideas for improvement. They are needed! #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A2 If you need experience, seek leadership on projects, etc. Start something. Volunteer in orgs like @ONA. Skills transfer.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @jskarp: @wjchat A2 Beyond practical knowledge, get to know and work with everyone in your newsroom across all departments. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A2: Lead by example from what you’ve learned from past employers. What to do and what NOT to do. Also, show initiative @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


5:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A2 Take ownership of a project, even something small. Show what you can do. Go after it; don’t sit around and wait. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A2 Find a small project that you can create and run that helps the org. Execute and be collegial. Communicate. #wjchat

Greg Baumann
@SVBizGreg


5:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Yes! RT @oskargarcia: A2. Advice I got before my 1st mgmt job: You can lead without a title. Show you can manage up, sideways. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A2 If you need experience, seek leadership on projects, etc. Start something. Volunteer in orgs like @ONA. Skills

wjchat
@wjchat


5:30 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat propose new projects; take initiative to implement them and motivate others to join/ support them. You’ll be noticed #wjchat

Pragati Verma
@PragatiVerma


5:30 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Desire for more responsibility. Ability to work well independently but also the confidence to take the lead & guide others. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q2 If someone wants to be a manager, but needs more experience, what should they do? Resources? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


5:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
MT @Martha_Kang @wjchat A2 Take ownership of a project. Show what you can do. Go after it; don’t sit around and wait. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A2 @HarvardBiz, @Poynter, SmartBrief all great resources, as is a newsroom mentor in mgt (who’s not your boss) #wjchat

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


5:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A2: In my first position, I was a manager out of necessity. It was also an opportunity. Identify those in your org. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:32 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @annieisi: @wjchat A2 @HarvardBiz, @Poynter, SmartBrief all great resources, as is a newsroom mentor in mgt (who’s not your boss) #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:32 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@oskargarcia Not sure what you mean by “manage up.” Where I live, it means currying favour with managers at expense of colleagues. #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:33 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Let’s talk about building a good manager. Q3 coming up. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:33 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A2. Mimic & improve upon best practices of good managers in ur midst. ID shortcomings & seek training on those. DON’T STOP LEARNING. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


5:34 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q3 The digital manager’s toolbox: What tools (digital and otherwise) are inside? Which is the most important? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:34 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q3 The digital manager’s toolbox: What tools (digital and otherwise) are inside? Which is the most important? #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:34 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@SaleemChat Definitely NOT that, haha! Every (good) employee needs to know how to manage their bosses & how to navigate their org. #wjchat

Oskar Garcia
@oskargarcia


5:34 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q3 The digital manager’s toolbox: What tools (digital and otherwise) are inside? Which is the most important? #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:35 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A2. Improve your communication skills (written/verbal/nonverbal/in person), even if you think you’re already pretty good at it. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


5:35 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@SaleemChat The more you can master working w/ bosses, colleagues in productive way, the better. The more you dictate your own work. #wjchat

Oskar Garcia
@oskargarcia


5:36 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@TJRaphael Bosses can be great mentors, too. I’ve had a couple of them. What a difference it makes. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:36 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Data. Your gut feeling is not good enough – you need good quality, relevant and timely data. #wjchat

Lyndal Cairns
@lyndalcairns


5:36 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q3 The digital manager’s toolbox: What tools (digital and otherwise) are inside? Which is the most important? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


5:37 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A3 A digital manager’s toolbox must include, most of all, humanity. All else follows: Being organized, seeing big/small picture.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:37 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A lot of contacts. Half of being a good manager is knowing when you don’t know what you don’t know, and knowing who to ask #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:37 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A3. Communication. Smartphone. Patience. Cheat sheets. Respect. Most important: Realize we’re all students in digital world. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:38 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @lyndalcairns: @wjchat Data. Your gut feeling is not good enough – you need good quality, relevant and timely data. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:38 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A3 A digital manager’s toolbox must include, most of all, humanity. All else follows: Being organized, seeing big/

wjchat
@wjchat


5:38 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A3 the first tools in the manager’s tool box remains the same digital or not. Time and resource management are paramount. #wjchat

Jonathan Chase
@johnochase


5:38 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Knowing every inch of the CMS. Free tools (see here: http://t.co/6LT5K6iFI1). Great relationship w/ IT, among other things. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:38 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat:Q3 The digital manager’s toolbox: What tools (digital and otherwise) are inside? Which is the most important? #wjchat

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


5:38 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A3 Know the technical tools (CMS quirks and all) you expect your team to know. #wjchat

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


5:39 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ivanlajara @wjchat Patience is not a physical tool, but it’s by far the most important one to have. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:39 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q3 The digital manager’s toolbox: What tools (digital and otherwise) are inside? Which is the most important? #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:39 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @lyndalcairns: @wjchat Data. Your gut feeling is not good enough – you need good quality, relevant and timely data. #wjchat

Parse.ly
@parsely


5:39 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@annieisi @wjchat GOOD ONE. #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:39 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @annieisi: @wjchat A3 Know the technical tools (CMS quirks and all) you expect your team to know. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:39 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @jskarp: @ivanlajara @wjchat Patience is not a physical tool, but it’s by far the most important one to have. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:39 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I’m not a manager, but I’m getting some great advice! #SorryforLurking #WJChat

Sarah Mooney
@howsarahseesit


5:40 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A3 Technologies and tools come and go. Core skills are always relevant. That said, tools and tech are part of our trade; know them.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:40 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A3. Ability to not take things personally/get defensive (focus). Ability to not check phone/email for 10-20 minutes (listening). #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


5:40 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @LiciBev: @TJRaphael Bosses can be great mentors, too. I’ve had a couple of them. What a difference it makes. #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:40 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Which transitions us wonderfully to Q4… #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:40 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A3 A stethoscope, a plan, organization, ability to listen, lists of resources, NoDoz, and yeah, a smartphone #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:40 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @lyndalcairns: @wjchat Data. Your gut feeling is not good enough – you need good quality, relevant and timely data. #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:40 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A3 A digital manager’s toolbox must include, most of all, humanity. All else follows: Being organized, seeing big/

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:40 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A3 Digital = change in newsroom. So aside from web-related tech knowledge, you have to help entire newsroom evolve. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:40 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@jskarp @wjchat Indeed! And veins on foreheads are very physical ;D #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:41 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@LiciBev A stethoscopeha! :D #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:41 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q4 What skills are imperative for a manager to hone in order to successfully run a digital newsroom? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:41 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
I’m learning great skills from tonight’s #wjchat! Great resources for managing a team!

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


5:41 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ivanlajara @wjchat And so, so prevalent in high stress situations :) #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:41 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q4 What skills are imperative for a manager to hone in order to successfully run a digital newsroom? #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:41 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ivanlajara @jskarp I’m convinced whenever a reporter comes to you with a problem, you address it with the perfect GIF. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:42 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Sorry, #wjchat, I’ve got to head out. Time to leave my own ghost town/newsroom for the night. Thanks for chatting and be in touch!

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:42 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A4 The most important skills for a manager to hone are people skills. Being able to see and appreciate perspectives is an asset.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:42 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A4 Depends on your core mission. In general, a mastery of all platforms used and a eye on future endeavors. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:42 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat:Q4 What skills are imperative for a manager to hone in order to successfully run a digital newsroom? #wjchat #StreamBoard

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


5:42 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @jskarp: @ivanlajara @wjchat Patience is not a physical tool, but it’s by far the most important one to have. #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:43 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
I wish I could take part in #wjchat tonight, but #RedSox.

Craig Newman
@craignewman


5:43 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@LiciBev Ahha! #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:43 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A4 Key skills: Planning, workflow systems, documentation, real time quality control. Inspiration. Story magic. #wjchat

Greg Baumann
@SVBizGreg


5:43 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Non-tactile ones include patience, openness, approachability and the ability to lead by example. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:43 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Resisting the urge to RT every answer to #wjchat. Instead, just follow the conversation and participate next time! And follow @wjchat!

Parse.ly
@parsely


5:44 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A3 bonus: A Menacing Pica Pole of Snarky Curmudgeonry #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:44 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
.@wjchat: QUESTION: What are some ways to teach new digital skills to journos who are eager to learn, but VERY pressed for time? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


5:44 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@howsarahseesit @wjchat they don’t call me a manager either but if people depend on you to say yes or no you are managing. #WJChat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:44 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A4 Listening. Multi-tasking. Flexibility. Clear goals/plans. And a little je ne sais quoi. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:44 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@oskargarcia I agree. The key is understanding your manager. But if your manager is under pressure, he/she gets unpredictable. #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A4 The most important skills for a manager to hone are people skills. Being able to see and appreciate perspective

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @LiciBev: @wjchat A3 A stethoscope, a plan, organization, ability to listen, lists of resources, NoDoz, and yeah, a smartphone #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Stay calm on your feet. If you’re at a legacy brand, be the advocate for the digital editorial dept. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @earleyedition: RT @wjchat:Q4 What skills are imperative for a manager to hone in order to successfully run a digital newsroom? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A4 The ability to facilitate/inspire the many moving pieces involved in reaching the team’s long-term product vision. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @jskarp: @wjchat A4 Depends on your core mission. In general, a mastery of all platforms used and a eye on future endeavors. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#wjchat, I am late and only partially here! But will tweet what I can.

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@Martha_Kang @jskarp I’m also known for saying “YAY VICTORY LAP!” or doing Darth Vader’s “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”! with arms raised. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Be humble enough to ask intern in order to learn MT @mdeziel Half of it is knowing when you don’t know & knowing who to ask #wjchat

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@mdeziel learning SO much tonight! #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


5:45 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A4. Learn tools that will help you help others and/or lead by example (organization & leadership), like spreadsheets, @Tweetdeck. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


5:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A4 The most important skills for a manager to hone are people skills. Being able to see and appreciate perspective

wjchat
@wjchat


5:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @jskarp: @wjchat A4 Depends on your core mission. In general, a mastery of all platforms used and a eye on future endeavors. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q4 What skills are imperative for a manager to hone in order to successfully run a digital newsroom? #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimbui Always good to see you. :) #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @jskarp: @ivanlajara @wjchat Patience is not a physical tool, but it’s by far the most important one to have. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


5:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A4 Workflow is a big one. So find ways to help reporters find time/embrace digital opportunities. Also help strategize #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A4 A cool head under pressure is an essential leadership trait. But the distinguishing one is ability to make hard decisions well.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @TJRaphael: @wjchat Stay calm on your feet. If you’re at a legacy brand, be the advocate for the digital editorial dept. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I’m late, but here I am. Can’t wait to catch up #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


5:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @TJRaphael: @wjchat Stay calm on your feet. If you’re at a legacy brand, be the advocate for the digital editorial dept. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:47 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimfox I like that we both showed up at the same time. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


5:47 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A4 And by “well,” I mean being able to make hard decisions that are not only beneficial, but doing so with humanity.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:47 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @jskarp: @wjchat A4 Depends on your core mission. In general, a mastery of all platforms used and a eye on future endeavors. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:47 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A4: workflow and communication are the most important in moving toward a common goal. Operations >>> #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:47 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimbui High-five #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


5:47 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat use that phone your asking reporters to use. Visualize the time it takes to do things. Know when to ask for help. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:47 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A4: Interpersonal skills, strategy, a positive outlook @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


5:47 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Your people skills. Never forget that the computer don’t run themselves. You have to always thank people. #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:47 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#wjchat A4 skills to run a digital newsroom: similar traditional – time/ppl management, communication, plus mastery of digital tools

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


5:48 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @ShaunaReporter: I’m learning great skills from tonight’s #wjchat! Great resources for managing a team!

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:48 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
YES! MT @ClydeenMcDonald: @wjchat they don’t call me a manager either but if people depend on you to say yes or no you are managing. #WJChat

Sarah Mooney
@howsarahseesit


5:48 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @TauhidChappell: Really good advice for managers who are navigating the digital age in their newsrooms. Check out #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:48 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A4 The most important skills for a manager to hone are people skills. Being able to see and appreciate perspective

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:48 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @earleyedition: #wjchat A4 skills to run a digital newsroom: similar traditional – time/ppl management, communication, plus mastery of d

Susan Johnson
@sjreaders


5:48 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@earleyedition I concur #wjchat

Marisa Wikramanayake
@mwikramanayake


5:48 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A4 managers should get in trenches with those they supervise. It’s OK to pick up tasks below pay grade. Builds camaraderie #wjchat

Claritza Jimenez
@ClaritzaJimenez


5:48 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @earleyedition: #wjchat A4 skills to run a digital newsroom: similar traditional – time/ppl management, communication, plus mastery of d

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:49 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @LiciBev: @wjchat A4 Listening. Multi-tasking. Flexibility. Clear goals/plans. And a little je ne sais quoi. #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:50 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q5 @Poynter had a piece on the lack of managers with digital skills. How can we, as individuals and an industry, change that? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:50 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A4 Another key skill for managers: Make it easy for your staff to do their work. Shield them from politics and workplac battles.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:50 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@SaleemChat Not good ones. :) Even still, on you to anticipate reasonable range of reactions. Never said it was easy. #wjchat

Oskar Garcia
@oskargarcia


5:50 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q5 link: http://t.co/ZBODVWR17a #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:50 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
From Robert Hernandez, aka @webjournalist: Those required courses in journalism school are there for a reason http://t.co/BCbzKUOeCp #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


5:50 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A4 add-on: Organization, cool head under pressure, accuracy, accountability, eagerness to learn as well as lead @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


5:50 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A5 Adapt, embrace, preach. Repeat. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:51 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
PREACH! RT @Martha_Kang: @wjchat A5 Adapt, embrace, preach. Repeat. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:51 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#wjchat A4 mastery – or at least intimate understanding – of the digital tools you expect reporters/subs/photogs/digital team to use

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


5:51 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A5 Young digital leaders should take the initiative to show their higher-ups exactly how digital is advancing the mission. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:52 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ivanlajara @wjchat exactly. Too many managers ask for the impossible without understanding the limitations. #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:52 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A5 Start teaching yourself digital skills. That’s what I did. And younger people with digital skills can be managers, too. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:52 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A5 Bottom line is it’s our industry to lose or protect. Change won’t happen on its own. so we should all be evangelists #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:52 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @earleyedition: #wjchat A4 skills to run a digital newsroom: similar traditional – time/ppl management, communication, plus mastery of d

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


5:52 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat @Poynter groups like @Poynter @copyeditors etc. offer online webinars, but offer to share what you know w/ internal sessions #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:53 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A5 Also … managers should understand what digital is all about! It’s not just about spewing news. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:53 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Q4: I think one of the most important skills is project management. Experiences outside of a newsroom (digital) useful too #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


5:53 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimfox @wjchat Hi, Kim! :) #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:54 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
And willingness to be on call 24/7 amirite? ;) MT @earleyedition #wjchat time/ppl management, communication, plus mastery of digital tools

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


5:54 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A% If a manager lacks digital skills you have, manage them to success by sharing skills and coaching #wjchat

Greg Baumann
@SVBizGreg


5:54 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A5 tough one. Some think they can delegate digital/technical tasks to “younger/tech savvy” workers. No incentive to learn. #wjchat

Claritza Jimenez
@ClaritzaJimenez


5:54 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Teach your managers digital skills they’ll need down the road. Ensures your value and, boom, there you are managing again. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


5:54 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
How goes it, #wjchat-ers? Checking in, saying hello, & lurking tonight…

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:54 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat empower early adopters, those passionate about digital tools by making them lead workshops/discussions in newsrooms. Win-win #wjchat

Anthony Adornato
@AnthonyAdornato


5:54 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @TJRaphael: @wjchat Stay calm on your feet. If you’re at a legacy brand, be the advocate for the digital editorial dept. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


5:54 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@annieisi It’s definitely difficult, but essential. It’s all a part of creating a good work environment for your staff. #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:55 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@acnatta Hey there! #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:55 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
+1 MT @kimfox: @wjchat Q4: One of the most important skills is project management. Experiences outside newsroom (digital) useful too #wjchat

Angela Pacienza
@AngelaPacienza


5:55 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
We’re cruising right along… Q6 is coming up… 2-parter! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:55 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@Martha_Kang @wjchat Hi madam : ) #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


5:56 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Yes. Me 2 – have mad skills RT @LiciBev: @wjchat A5 Start teaching …younger people with digital skills can be managers, too. #wjchat

Mary Beth Coudal
@MaryBethC


5:56 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q6a Age shouldn’t matter: What can you do to make managers and newsroom leaders take you seriously? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:56 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A5 The only way to grow digital leaders in newsrooms is to be digital leaders in newsrooms and outside of them. Don’t talk, do.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:56 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q6a Age shouldn’t matter: What can you do to make managers and newsroom leaders take you seriously? #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:56 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A6 Work hard. Stay humble. Produce results. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


5:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat:Q6a Age shouldn’t matter: What can you do to make managers and newsroom leaders take you seriously? #wjchat #StreamBoard

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


5:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Step up to the plate when problems arise and you’ll be recognized as a go-to person. #wjchat

Melanie Deziel
@mdeziel


5:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat @Poynter it’s easy to learn tools. Bigger issue is to embrace understand the dynamics of digital newsroom and an open mind #wjchat

Pragati Verma
@PragatiVerma


5:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A6A Not that I’m some spring chicken, but anyone can show their value by doing. Do more. Fill in gaps. Show foresight. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


5:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A6 Know things. Have ideas and vision (and share them). Be willing to learn and work your butt off. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


5:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A5. ID those w/ standout skills & start mentoring them for leadership positions + encourage peer training. #wjchat @Poynter

Gina D.
@GNAdv


5:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q5. What to do with digital managers with no digital skills? http://t.co/RSMca9dj4w #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@acnatta Hey Andre! It was great to meet you at #ONA13 the other evening. #wjchat

Charles Minshew
@charlesminshew


5:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A6A be consistent,authentic in how you carry yourself. Try not to have a “work persona.” Consistency cultivates credibility #wjchat

Claritza Jimenez
@ClaritzaJimenez


5:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A5, start new companies as digital entrepreneurs #wjchat

Nick Ward
@nicvatar


5:58 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Q6a Age has never been a factor for me as a young mngr. Lead. Share great ideas. Show don’t tell. Senior folks take notice. #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


5:58 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Pulling out a cliche: Actions speak louder than words. Your level of professionalism/enthusiasm should speak for itself. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


5:58 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Right – farm it out – miss fun of engaging w/ readers, clients, each other RT @ClaritzaJimenez: @wjchat A5 ..No incentive to learn. #wjchat

Mary Beth Coudal
@MaryBethC


5:58 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
I’m struggling to answer some of these #WJchat things because I was specifically promoted because of my digital experience.

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


5:58 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @naudsie: A6 Know things. Have ideas and vision (and share them). Be willing to learn and work your butt off. #wjchat

Sara Carothers
@sLcarothers


5:58 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A6. Don’t sweat age. Try to be a rock for those around you. I’m youngest in my newsroom, also happen to manage. #wjchat

Oskar Garcia
@oskargarcia


5:58 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Hi everyone! Tuning into #wjchat for a bit, sorry I’m late – conversation looks great so far.

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


5:59 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A6a If you’re young and want to be taken seriously by newsroom leaders, be serious about the work. Show interest. Show leadership.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


5:59 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A6a If you’re young and want to be taken seriously by newsroom leaders, be serious about the work. Show interest.

wjchat
@wjchat


5:59 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A6: Hard work, #positive #feedback from readers, co-workers, having a #socialmedia following @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


5:59 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
So on the one hand, “do this,” but on the other hand… “be this.” #digitaltranslator #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


5:59 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Have fun RT @jskarp: @wjchat A6 Work hard. Stay humble. Produce results. #wjchat

Mary Beth Coudal
@MaryBethC


5:59 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Have lots and lots of fun (and cake) RT @MaryBethC: Have fun RT @jskarp: @wjchat A6 Work hard. Stay humble. Produce results. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


6:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q6b Age should matter: How do you get managers to see experience as an asset vs. a salary premium 3x that of an early-career hire? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat show that you know your stuff & are a JOURNALIST regardless of the medium that precedes it in your title (digital vs. print) #wjchat

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


6:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Q6a I also think it helps to never fear being fired. If you shake fear, and follow your passion, work hard it’s easy #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@nicvatar Great advice – for digital entrepreneurs, if you build it, they will come #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


6:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Nice! RT @helenhmosher: I’m struggling to answer some of these #WJchat things because I was specifically promoted because of my digital…

Mary Beth Coudal
@MaryBethC


6:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A6a. Sorry, but all the old catch phrases apply here: Lead by example. Show, don’t tell. Experiment, then assess. Try, try again. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@charlesminshew great to meet you too! #ONA13 was a lot of fun, wasn’t it? #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


6:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A6 Absolutely. I think we all have strengths to play off/play up. You share your best, I’ll share mine. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @nicvatar: A5, start new companies as digital entrepreneurs #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @LiciBev: @wjchat A6 Absolutely. I think we all have strengths to play off/play up. You share your best, I’ll share mine. #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


6:01 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@MaryBethC @jskarp @wjchat Agree, fun is an essential component in anything that you do #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


6:01 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@acnatta There were times it might have been too much fun (but some of that is a little blurry – lack of sleep ;) ) #wjchat #ONA13

Charles Minshew
@charlesminshew


6:01 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A6 For managers, this is still a results-oriented business. Show you can draw more attention and eyeballs. Win the day. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


6:01 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@helenhmosher I think some digital folks have been able to move over but not up. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:01 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A6b The proof is in the puddingor the quality of your work. Cover original stories. Offer context. Quality always wins. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:01 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
I’m not exactly young, but (a) graduated in 2004 so people think I’m yngr & (b) I’m one of the youngest on staff, so I get age bias. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


6:02 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q6a: 1. Be awesome across digital spectrum. 2. Take chances,experiment in your own time,produce. Digital leaders will notice #wjchat @wjchat

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


6:02 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A6a. Bonus points if you can measure & track results of your efforts. #extracredit #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:02 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A6b If older, having skills AND experience can help, but not always. First, don’t seek junior-level jobs. Move upmarket.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:02 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@GNAdv Question on that: What happens when you’re in a place where you cannot experiment? Iv’e been there before. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:02 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A6B That’s a toughie. I think knowledge and experience is good, but you also have to show you an be innovative, too. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:02 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimbui I think there’s a ceiling many of us are struggling to get past. I’m not even sure I’m past it. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


6:02 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Even if you’re doing groundbreaking digital work, old school ethics, fairness, perspective increase your value , #wjchat

Neal Augenstein
@AugensteinWTOP


6:03 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A6a Learn. Lead. Repeat. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


6:03 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@helenhmosher We’re roughly the same age….I started wearing makeup to work so people would stop assuming I’m younger than I am. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:03 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Q6b 3x salary of a new hire = show 3xs the experience/innovative ideas. Take experience & find ways to utilize it digitally #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:03 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimbui @helenhmosher Ha! Nice. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:03 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A6: You have to be your own cheerleader, too. If you have experience, prove it. Show and tell @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


6:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A6b Most important: Understand the goals and environment of the organization in question. There are can only be so many managers.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@helenhmosher This sounds crazy, but it’s seems easier to get to a leadership position within digitla team than on overall newsroom. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @helenhmosher: @wjchat A2 Lead where you can. Find a mentor who recognizes your knack for vision and helps your voice be heard. #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


6:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimbui I had the same problem, too. When I was 25 I looked 12! Makeup didn’t help. Just made me look silly. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @ivanlajara: @wjchat A6a Learn. Lead. Repeat. #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Experienced journo’s Institutional knowledge is an invaluable asset. Put it to use. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


6:04 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
MT @wjchat Q6b Age should matter:How do you get managers to see experience as asset-v-salary premium 3x that of early-career hire? #wjchat

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


6:05 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
For sure! RT @byjensangalang A6: You have to be your own cheerleader, too. If you have experience, prove it. Show and tell @wjchat #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:05 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
What’s that? You want more? Q7 coming right up. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:05 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @ivanlajara: @wjchat Experienced journo’s Institutional knowledge is an invaluable asset. Put it to use. #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:05 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @AugensteinWTOP Even if you’re doing groundbreaking digital work, old school ethics, fairness, perspective increase your value , #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:05 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@LiciBev It makes me mad that I have had to age myself to be taken seriously with some people. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q7 What are some of the common pitfalls (digital or otherwise) for new managers? How can they be avoided? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ivanlajara You are one of my favorite innovators. :) #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A6b Understand that an organization may not be seeking someone with that much experience as a hire, but may need help now and then.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
.@ConnieKHo I know it’s not possible for everyone but breaking away and starting new ventures is crucial for the entire eco-system. #wjchat

Nick Ward
@nicvatar


6:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat waving to all the new #ona13 friends : ) #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@GNAdv @Instagram @Tout Yeah, I think that’s when you start your own thing. I started stuff on my time. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Good evening #wjchat -ers. Lurking tonight bc I’m still bitter no one tipped Micky off abt my availability @ ONA13 #wjchat

Sarah Mulvey
@SarahMulvz


6:06 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimbui @kimfox Very true, I think. Plus that can create friction when the digital team needs stuff from the legacy people. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


6:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat No kidding! Egad. I still have that from time to time. It’s very sad. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A7 Frustration with late adaptors or resistant attitudes. You will never reach everyone, but you can try your best. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


6:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Thinkin that because they’re a manager, they’re now too high up to rol up their sleeves and do the “grunt” work #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Experienced managers should always be learning. Bring the experience+firm understanding of new skill sets needed to thrive. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


6:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A6b Your best option may not be to work in a traditional organization. The solution may be to leave and start something new.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I think the #1 pitfall is not being transparent with what you *don’t* know. esp. if a young manager. A good #wjchat (1/2)

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A6b. Find your niche & digify it. Example: Write a local history blog. Use social to promote it, social photo/video to enhance it. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat:Q7 What are some of the common pitfalls (digital or otherwise) for new managers? How can they be avoided? #wjchat #StreamBoard

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


6:07 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q7 What are some of the common pitfalls (digital or otherwise) for new managers? How can they be avoided? #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:08 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A7 Some people are good at manipulation to get out of doing things. Be kind, but keep your expectations high. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:08 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimbui: @wjchat Thinkin that because they’re a manager, they’re now too high up to rol up their sleeves and do the “grunt” work #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:08 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimfox: @wjchat I think the #1 pitfall is not being transparent with what you *don’t* know. esp. if a young manager. A good #wjchat (1/

wjchat
@wjchat


6:08 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat leader plays to their strengths and manages/hires to their weaknesses. Older I get more comfortable I am with this #wjchat (1/2)

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:08 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@LiciBev Aw! Thanks. Do note that I’m not modest about showcasing what I do. People have to know what one’s doing. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


6:08 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@helenhmosher Yeah, I think it’d be better if that split we’renot so clear in many newsrooms. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:08 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ShaunaReporter @wjchat What kind of skills? (Coding & CSS/CMS, or analytics, etc?) #wjchat

Nitesh Arora
@Nitesh_Arora


6:09 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@jskarp Sometimes you win them over when you least expect it! #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:09 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A7: When you become a manager, you have to be able to separate work/friends. Make tough decisions. Be accountable @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


6:09 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A7 Top errors/pitfalls of managers: Focusing on beig top dog instead of seeking, hiring and supporting staff who are more skilled.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:09 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
+1 RT @kimfox leader plays to their strengths and manages/hires to their weaknesses. Older I get more comfortable I am with this #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:09 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimbui Exactly! It’s so satisfying when that happens. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


6:09 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A7 Making the best w/what they have; playing to newsroom’s strengths, etc. instead of insisting on narrow, personal vision. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:09 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ivanlajara Absolutely! Who would know what you’re doing if you don’t tell anybody! #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A7 If you’ve been promoted, watching your relationships w/coworkers as they re-evaluate whether they can trust you. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat This is a more general statement: I think one of the biggest issues w/ manager in newsroom: Often 0% biz experience #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Trying to be liked. Can’t happen all the time. Instead, try to be fair. Trust your gut. #wjchat

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@Nitesh_Arora @wjchat All of those actually. Both digital content creation AND performance measurement #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@LiciBev @ivanlajara The NSA, that’ who. #wjchat #badjokealert

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A7. Thinking everyone will listen to you b/c your title changed. In reality, I’m pretty sure you have to earn every promotion twice. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @jmm: Do you teach journal-tech as an adjunct in a journo prog? Help @MacDiva & I out: http://t.co/sVDBmBhZyX #ONA13 #wjchat (RTs apprec

Katie Emory
@katie_emory


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A7 Bad managers jealously seek control. Good managers always hire and support people who are better than them at different things.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I also think growing up in a newsroom isn’t ideal. Move back & forth. Bring other lessons from other POVs bk to newsroom #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@SaleemChat If your staff is awesome and self- sufficient, you have tiem to do cool big shit and/or play Candy Crush! #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ShaunaReporter @wjchat What would you suggest, to a news junkie like me? (good Q!) #wjchat

Nitesh Arora
@Nitesh_Arora


6:10 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A7 Top errors/pitfalls of managers: Focusing on beig top dog instead of seeking, hiring and supporting staff who a

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimbui: @SaleemChat If your staff is awesome and self- sufficient, you have tiem to do cool big shit and/or play Candy Crush! #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ShaunaReporter @wjchat I really, really want to learn to code. Nothing fancy but I want a bit more than the basics down. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


6:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Accountability is paramount. Being a leader meanswillingly going to bat for your team and taking one between the numbers. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


6:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat That baseball reference is brought to you by World Series Game 1. #wjchat

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


6:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A7 Not delegating. If you’re having trust issues, train them up, take responsibility for sharing knowledge. #wjchat

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


6:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A7 Bad managers jealously seek control. Good managers hire/support people who are better at diff. things.

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @LiciBev: @TJRaphael Bosses can be great mentors, too. I’ve had a couple of them. What a difference it makes. #wjchat

David Plazas
@davidplazas


6:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ConnieKHo @wjchat I’ve been really lucky along the way, so I’m doing my best to pay it forward. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


6:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
.@kimbui I would hope the mangers with awesome staff are doing more awesome things rather than playing Candy Crush! #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A7 Bad managers jealously seek control. Good managers always hire and support people who are better than them at d

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#wjchat A7: Thinking you’ll have more time for the ‘important’ stuff. Equally,thinking you won’t have to do mundane tasks anymore @wjchat

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


6:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @annieisi: @wjchat A7 Not delegating. If you’re having trust issues, train them up, take responsibility for sharing knowledge. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


6:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
What I am not sure that many managers get is that I need you more as moral support than to give me a to-do list. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@TJRaphael @wjchat I really want to improve my programming, coding skills as well. It’s a work in progress. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


6:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimbui If there’s anyone around you to glom onto, do it. If no, look to a digital community for support. Like, @wjchat or anyone in #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A7 A good manager seeks to learn from his/her staff as much or more than staff can learn from them.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Q7: Also, worst leaders I’ve had keep employees under thumbbest managers I’ve had see success as those under mvng on #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@SaleemChat You would hope! But I’d rather a maanger who lets me be me and goes to bat for me than one who is all up in my stuff #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@SaleemChat @kimbui Hey, I make a specific point of not asking my staff for lives. LOL. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


6:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @Martha_Kang: @wjchat RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A7 Bad managers jealously seek control. Good managers hire/support people who are better

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
!!!! RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A7 A good manager seeks to learn from his/her staff as much or more than staff can learn from them.

Justin Karp
@jskarp


6:13 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@SaleemChat I think you would be a good boss, sir. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:14 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimfox: @wjchat I think the #1 pitfall is not being transparent with what you *don’t* know. esp. if a young manager. A good #wjchat (1/

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


6:14 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @jskarp: !!!! RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A7 A good manager seeks to learn from his/her staff as much or more than staff can learn from the

Shannon Green
@ShannonRaeGreen


6:14 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@GNAdv @ONA is my support system and my family. I would not have survived without them and my #wjchat friends. Woulda quit so many times.

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:14 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimbui: What I am not sure that many managers get is that I need you more as moral support than to give me a to-do list. #wjchat

Shannon Green
@ShannonRaeGreen


6:14 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I totally agree. RT @kimbui: @SaleemChat I think you would be a good boss, sir. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:14 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A7 A big management pitfall: Micromanaging. Leave staff alone to do their work. Trust you’ve made good hires until disproven.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:15 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@annieisi @wjchat Very true – teaching others can only make people better employees and make it less necessary to micromanage #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


6:15 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Okay, gotta duck out. Great conversation, good talking to y’all, #wjchat!

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


6:15 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimbui Yes. The best feedback I got from someone last year was that they appreciated me advocating for them. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


6:15 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A7 A big management pitfall: Micromanaging. Leave staff alone to do their work. Trust you’ve made good hires until

wjchat
@wjchat


6:15 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @helenhmosher: So on the one hand, “do this,” but on the other hand… “be this.” #digitaltranslator #wjchat

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


6:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A7 A big management pitfall: Micromanaging. Leave staff alone to do their work. Trust you’ve made good hires until

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimbui: What I am not sure that many managers get is that I need you more as moral support than to give me a to-do list. #wjchat

Jason Meucci
@jmeucci


6:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@SaleemChat Indeed. You did hire them, right? If you hired them, they should be good enough to trust. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:16 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@davidplazas @wjchat Agreed. Onward! #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A7 List too long. SO, to avoid mngmt pitfalls: work together; take responsibility; be supportive AND stern #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


6:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A7 A big management pitfall: Micromanaging. Leave staff alone to do their work. Trust you’ve made good hires until

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


6:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@Martha_Kang @kimbui Thanks! I’ve heard that from people I have managed and others I haven’t. I try to be the manager I’d want. #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@ivanlajara @wjchat Firm but fair! #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:17 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @ivanlajara: @wjchat A6a Learn. Lead. Repeat. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A7 AND LEARN TO HAVE FUN, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


6:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat NO ONE TOLD ME THAT, WAHHH. RT @ivanlajara: @wjchat A7 AND LEARN TO HAVE FUN, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q8 How can managers stay focused on long-term goals while fostering loyalty/creativity in an era of layoffs and difficulties? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A7: Micromanaging, bad. Taking credit for others’ work, bad. Not asking for help, the worst. No one is above learning @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


6:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@helenhmosher The best bosses I’ve ever had said thanks, but also told everyone else how awesome I was. They held me up. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:18 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @ivanlajara: @wjchat A7 AND LEARN TO HAVE FUN, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


6:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @TJRaphael: @wjchat Stay calm on your feet. If you’re at a legacy brand, be the advocate for the digital editorial dept. #wjchat

David Plazas
@davidplazas


6:19 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@kimfox your alliteration is alarmingly alluring #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


6:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Coming in late @wjchat but here’s the best advice I’ve received http://t.co/MMe41qZ6Og [about 10yrs ago from a veteran journo]. #wjchat

Lynnette Hoffman
@NomadLynnette


6:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Q8: Be straight-up. Make sure staff understands the ‘why’ of hard decisions right away. Get lean & creative. (1/2) #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A8 The only constant is change. Acknowledging that, and letting staff know you will do everything you can to empower them is key.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A8: Reward the employees who work hard. Don’t ignore the other employees. Spread the wealth when giving compliments @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


6:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A8 Find ways to bring people together. They are still looking to you for leadership, for answers, for focus. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @LiciBev: @wjchat A8 Find ways to bring people together. They are still looking to you for leadership, for answers, for focus. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A8 Be as transparent as possible with staff. Keep them in the loop. Don’t sugar-coat bad news, and don’t gild good news. Be real.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @ivanlajara: @wjchat A7 AND LEARN TO HAVE FUN, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Q8: Provide more creativity & freedom (free) to experiment. Empower staff to help solve business probs so they invest (2/2) #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:22 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
MT @kimfox @wjchat Q8: Be straight-up. Make sure staff understands ‘why’ of hard decisions right away. Get lean & creative. (1/2) #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:22 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A8 Find out what your employees want to do that can further your mission. Loss of financial rewards, let them define softer ones. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


6:23 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Q9 How do you balance the demands of the 24-hour news cycle while also helping your team members evolve professionally? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:23 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
So true! Chocolate works great! @byjensangalang: @LiciBev @wjchat Food in the newsroom is a big motivator #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:23 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A8 Goals are targets that move in this business. The best you can do is aim and adjust, and persist in your efforts.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:23 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A9 Focus. Do what you do best. Don’t try to be everything to everyone. In the end, focused coverage = better anyway. #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:24 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
MT @kimfox @wjchat Q8: Provide more creativity & freedom to experiment. Empower staff to help solve biz probs so they invest (2/2) #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:24 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Truth. RT @LiciBev: So true! Chocolate works great! @byjensangalang: @LiciBev @wjchat Food in the newsroom is a big motivator #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:24 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat:Q9 How do you balance the demands of the 24-hour news cycle while also helping your team members evolve professionally? #wjchat

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


6:24 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I believe that with better planning (80% news can be planned) you can build in development time for staff (ala Google). #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:24 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A7 A big management pitfall: Micromanaging. Leave staff alone to do their work. Trust you’ve made good hires until

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:24 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat hey guys – I need to take off. Thanks to @Martha_Kang for taking over and thanks to the whole #wjchat crew. Great chat! Xoxo, alex

Alex J. Martian
@amartinmedia


6:24 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A8 Show that you are committed to achieving your goals and supporting your staff, and they will support you as you support them.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q9 How do you balance the demands of the 24-hour news cycle while also helping your team members evolve professionally? #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A8 Show that you are committed to achieving your goals and supporting your staff, and they will support you as you

wjchat
@wjchat


6:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
MT @wjchat:Q8 How can managers stay focused on long-term goals while fostering loyalty/creativity in era of layoffs &difficulties? #wjchat

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


6:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A8: Remind employees why their work matters. Editors, reporters, photographers & digital producers, every role is important @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


6:25 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
I am so glad I dropped in for #wjchat tonight: Management in newsrooms. One of my favourite topics in #journalism (esp project management)

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A8. Channel creative efforts into projects that accomplish (or begin to chip away at) long-term goals. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @wjchat: Q9 How do you balance the demands of the 24-hour news cycle while also helping your team members evolve professionally? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


6:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Yep. Money tight? Look for time. MT @helenhmosher Find out what employees want. Loss of financial rewards, let em define softer ones #wjchat

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


6:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A9 It’s important to let staff (and yourself) have time for long term and pet projects. Fosters creativity and motivation. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


6:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
There’s process management, project management, and people management. figuring out how to stay balanced is key. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


6:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @ivanlajara: @wjchat Experienced journo’s Institutional knowledge is an invaluable asset. Put it to use. #wjchat

David Plazas
@davidplazas


6:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A9 Help staff achieve their goals is to make space for them. Discuss, plan, and implement. Ride out the waves together.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @helenhmosher: There’s process management, project management, and people management. figuring out how to stay balanced is key. #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @helenhmosher: There’s process management, project management, and people management. figuring out how to stay balanced is key. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:26 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @helenhmosher: There’s process management, project management, and people management. figuring out how to stay balanced is key. #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


6:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A8. Teach, lead and explain goals. Then get out the way. Intervene if needed, but we’re all grown ups over here. #wjchat.

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


6:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A9 Help staff achieve their goals is to make space for them. Discuss, plan, and implement. Ride out the waves toge

Justin Karp
@jskarp


6:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Have to scoot, good night #wjchat!

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


6:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A9 Planning and focus. Set expectations & trust it will get done. Set goals & outcomes. Reward innovation. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:27 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @davidplazas Biggest challenge for me 9 yrs ago was managing someone w/more experience than me. It was about gaining confidence. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @helenhmosher: There’s process management, project management, and people management. figuring out how to stay balanced is key. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @LiciBev: @wjchat A9 Planning and focus. Set expectations & trust it will get done. Set goals & outcomes. Reward innovation. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@TJRaphael Good night! Thanks for your insights. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@LiciBev @kimfox @wjchat Yes totally agree. Flexibility, autonomy and trust…. (and chocolate, as previously discussed;-)) #wjchat

Lynnette Hoffman
@NomadLynnette


6:28 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Digital age has shown us that the ‘command & control’ approach doesn’t work. Biggest lesson for all managers #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#WJChat #A9 It’s easy to get sucked into the daily cyle. Do things/keep things to remind you of why you’re doing this. Give your team time.

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimbui: What I am not sure that many managers get is that I need you more as moral support than to give me a to-do list. #wjchat

Chris Keller
@ChrisLKeller


6:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@NomadLynnette @LiciBev @wjchat Always, chocolate ; ) #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
We’re just about out of time. A huge thanks to all of you for playing host and adding to this discussion. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat my #wjchat tattoo final scrubbed off from @ONAConf #ONA13

Bethany Swain
@BethanysStories


6:29 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat I have an advice question to ask, any way I can get some from a freelancer? DM me, don’t want to air dirty laundry! #wjchat

Sarah Mulvey
@SarahMulvz


6:30 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#wjchat A9 pt1: Remind team&yourself that 24hr news cycle will continue without you. Make time/allowance to step out of it

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


6:30 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
We’ll be back next Wednesday at 5 PST for another great discussion about web journalism! See you then! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:30 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A9. Get newly acquired skills into the main workflow ASAP. Start small, assess results, celebrate successes & learn from failures. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:30 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@BethanysStories @wjchat @ONAConf Ha! Mine too #wjchat

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


6:30 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
.@BethanysStories So, what you’re saying is that you need some more #wjchat tattoos. @wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:30 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@NomadLynnette @wjchat Wonderful advice from @dgbxny. #wjchat

Shirley Brady
@shirleybrady


6:30 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#wjchat A9 pt2: Then do something that matters beyond a few extra hits today.

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


6:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat A9. journo evolution and deadlines are now constant. Workflows must reflect that. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


6:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
I love these chats. They don’t interrupt my workday, and I learn a lot. Free professional development and awesome networking. #wjchat

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


6:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
A9: Take notes, folo up. Find employees’ strengths, play them up. If things get crazy take a breath. Managers are only human @wjchat #wjchat

JenniferSangalang
@byjensangalang


6:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
All of this advice is great, but I think you can’t keep piling work onto dwindling staff. Outsource to specialist freelancers…:) #wjchat

Lynnette Hoffman
@NomadLynnette


6:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Thanks to you all, friends. #wjchat

Justin Karp
@jskarp


6:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@davidplazas @wjchat More experience does not make a person a good manager. Perhaps he/she was comfortable not being in charge. :) #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:32 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Almost forgot! BONUS: Audio of session on new mgmt skills at #ONA13 featuring @jimbradysp and @cschweitz: http://t.co/UqiDw3ngx3 #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:32 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat @LiciBev @byjensangalang DID ANYBODY SAY FOOD? http://t.co/jWXjEl8Z2u #wjchat

Digital First cat
@DFNewsCat


6:32 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
MT @SaleemChat: So, what you’re saying is that you need some more #wjchat tattoos. @wjchat. // Yes, @webjournalist has been my dealer

Bethany Swain
@BethanysStories


6:32 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat journalism chops, lots of coffee and a sense of humor. Unique to digital: willingness to bridge content/product #wjchat @jskarp

Sara Catania
@Catanify


6:33 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
OK (for real this time). Thank you, and good night! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:33 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@davidplazas Agreed. Especially these days, wecan be caught up in routine. Easy to forget staff are individuals with unique needs. #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:33 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@LiciBev @davidplazas Great to see you and share ideas! Onward! #wjchat

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:33 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
he he he catnip pizza! RT @DFNewsCat @wjchat @LiciBev @byjensangalang DID ANYBODY SAY FOOD? http://t.co/DIUoaSDccM #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:33 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
That’s all for me tonight. I’m @saleemkhan if you want to connect. This is my chat-only account. #wjchat

Saleem Khan
@SaleemChat


6:34 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @ivanlajara: @wjchat A7 AND LEARN TO HAVE FUN, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. #wjchat

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:35 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Being realistic/straight about expectations/resources. Give time for projects. But breaking news means all hands on deck. #wjchat

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


6:36 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @BethanysStories: MT @SaleemChat: So, what you’re saying is that you need some more #wjchat tattoos. @wjchat. // Yes, @webjournalist

Michael O’Connell
@frolixmike


6:36 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Thanks, #wjchat!! And one final plug from me: If you’re an @ONA member (you should be!), please vote for me for the board of directors!

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:36 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimbui: Thanks, #wjchat!! And one final plug from me: If you’re an @ONA member (you should be!), please vote for me for the board of di

Martha Kang
@Martha_Kang


6:36 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Same to both of you! @Martha_Kang: @LiciBev @davidplazas Great to see you and share ideas! Onward! #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:37 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat good one! Night, all! #wjchat

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


6:37 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
MT @wjchat BONUS: Audio of #ONA13 new mgmt skills session feat @jimbradysp @cschweitz http://t.co/0W4OnDRJER #wjchat #fb

Dave Earley
@earleyedition


6:37 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@davidplazas @wjchat It is definitely not easy. But you can’t show weakness or they will eat you alive! #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:38 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Curious whether anyone in #DFMchat or #wjchat has used @buffer. Am currently experimenting with it myself. Would love some pro-tips.

Gina D.
@GNAdv


6:39 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@GNAdv I have bought it! I love it. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


6:39 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
#wjchat looks like it was a great discussion, I’ll try to get in at the start next week. cheers!

Lynnette Hoffman
@NomadLynnette


6:46 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@NomadLynnette And/or narrow your focus to lighten the load. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


7:00 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @SaleemChat: #WJChat #A8 Show that you are committed to achieving your goals and supporting your staff, and they will support you as you

Michael Campbell
@campbell_m


7:08 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
@wjchat Grt quote for managers #wjchat “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Zombie Fox
@kimfox


7:11 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimfox: @wjchat Grt quote for managers #wjchat “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” Elean

Mila Sanina
@pgMila


7:12 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimfox: @wjchat Grt quote for managers #wjchat “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” Elean

SocialKimLy
@SocialKimLy


7:20 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
BTW, if you did #wjchat, you’re probably not a Mr. Burns. Sometimes, the boss really is a psycho http://t.co/mXSgxUeMlP by @allisondlinn

Anne Godlasky
@annieisi


7:21 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimbui: Thanks, #wjchat!! And one final plug from me: If you’re an @ONA member (you should be!), please vote for me for the board of di

Saleem Khan
@saleemkhan


7:31 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
RT @kimfox: @wjchat Grt quote for managers #wjchat “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” Elean

Clydeen McDonald
@ClydeenMcDonald


8:48 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
Hey, thanks for following me, #wjchat folks! Glad to be connected and looking forward to learning and sharing.

Helen Mosher
@helenhmosher


8:57 p.m. PDT | 10.23.2013
So. How long did it take everyone to wash off the #wjchat tattoo? Lisa Frank has nothing on that thing.

Deanne
@deannerevel


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