Advice from an old, crusty editor who doesn’t smoke cigars (anymore)
Aimed at people newish newish to the business and the people who have to manage them, from someone who’s been an online news manager for 16 years and now runs Reuters.com.
Key insights include: You’re smarter than everyone else in the newsroom. But that’s your deepest secret. Don’t tell anyone.
Find the grizzled old hand who can teach you more with one withering glance than all your professors in J-School.
Never mention any of your professors in J-School.
Be bored and then do something about it.
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