Leadership Report 2011
The traditional local news organizations of today are unrecognizable in many ways from the ones that existed just five years ago. Visibly smaller in size and ambition, many have embraced digital and social media platforms. But they struggle to break with tradition and to find a mission and a revenue model that will assure their future beyond print.
Leadership has never mattered more for these organizations. For most leaders in today’s newsroom, the challenge is actually three challenges: Transform yourself, transform your bosses and transform your organization.
Dramatic shifts in the news landscape call for different ways of approaching news leadership. The top-down, perfectionist newsrooms of the past seem ill fitted to a digital paradigm, which favors collaboration, experimentation and a willingness to make mistakes in the open and learn from them.
This report highlights best practices that top leaders of news organizations who participated in Knight Digital Media Center leadership programs say have made them more effective as they seek to move their organizations forward.
- Knight-McCormick leadership programs
Best practices: Insights from the field
- Links to KDMC resources