by CCJ Staff, http://www.newsimproved.org/
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Tomorrow's Workforce recently announced a new book - "News, Improved: How America's Newsrooms are Learning to Change." Knight and Tomorrow's Workforce have a website devoted to the book at www.newsimproved.org and will be holding both a conference and a breakfast to discuss to the book's findings during the ASNE convention in late March.
The book, website, and conference will feature information about how to make your newsroom training program more effective in driving audience growth and appeal. The book explores how dozens of newsrooms have used strategic training to drive print and online quality and innovation. You can read the book's introduction and reserve a free copy of the book at newsimproved.org.
The book draws in part from research CCJ conducted on the impact its Traveling Curriculum program was having on the individuals and organizations that participated. You can find out more about those findings here. The conference associated with the book - "Learning to Change" - looks at why employee development is vital for news organizations that want to succeed in the 21st Century media marketplace. The conference will feature newspaper editors who are improving their workplace cultures and growing readership, a new Knight national survey on mid-career training for journalists, and Michele McLellan and Tim Porter - the authors of "News, Improved." RSVPs for the conference are required. You can RSVP here.