Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:39 pm

One big lesson from the Jayson Blair/Rick Bragg/NYT mess …


… is made explicit today by Nancy Nall:

But I think the real lesson that will come out in all of this is how difficult it can be to manage a newsroom, and how important it is to do it well. You need to listen to everyone, because everyone knows something, and the more puzzle pieces you can accumulate, the clearer your picture will be. Sometimes the colleagues taking coffee-break potshots at the young star streaking across the sky? Sometimes they’re not jealous. Sometimes they know stuff. It is their job, after all.

Actually, I’d say this is good advice for any manager, not just the ones running newsrooms.

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