Editors, and how bad ones are ruining the newspaper business
Friday, September 27, 2013
A Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper trying to buck the trend
A good read on a newspaper that still values great investigative reporting.
My favorite part of the piece:
"Stanleysays giving reporters freedom — and a feeling of being engaged with quality work — is one of the most important steps to keeping staffers happy. “People like to have a lot of say in how they do their job, and they like to have a degree of independence in what they do,” Stanley told me. “People also want to be master craftsmen, they want to be master journalists, they want to be master mechanics. But the most important thing is a sense of purpose larger than ourselves. You want to work for something that matters.
“If you provide those three things, you have a happy and engaged workforce and the sky’s the limit on what you can accomplish.”