It’s the season of thanks and I, for one, am thankful for all of the amazing #EditorTherapy guests we have lined up this month.
The following is the #EditorTherapy schedule for November, complete with information about this month’s guests.
Nov. 1 – What I Learned at Convention
Nearly 1,400 journalism students and advisers from about 260 schools attended ACP/CMA National College Media Convention on Oct. 25-29 in Dallas.
We learned a lot while we were at convention, but it’s impossible to attend every session, and many college media outlets can’t attend at all or can’t take their entire staffs. The inability to learn that comes with these limitations sparked my idea for the Nov. 1 chat.
I invited a group of collegiate journalists who attended #collegemedia17 to serve as guests, sharing what they learned and answering your questions about convention.
The student journalist guests confirmed so far are:
- Samantha Douty, news editor for The Shorthorn,
- Katelyn Mary Skaggs, news editor for the Southeast Arrow,
- Grace Pateras, editor-in-chief for The Daily Iowan,
- Maya Eaglin, reporter for the Elon News Network,
- Kyle Cotton, reporter for The Shorthorn,
- Ryan Bieri, editor-in-chief for The Alestle, and
- Alyssa Pajarillo, editor-in-chief for The Southwestern College Sun.
That’s a lot of power in one chat! It should be a great learning experience.
Nov. 8 – Editor Stress with Robert Rigo
Robert Rigo, professional journalist and former editor-in-chief of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, was open as a student editor about his struggles with mental illness. His willingness to talk about his issues even resulted in his writing being published in The New York Times.
I invited Robert to share his story and the unique challenges of being a student journalist/editor with mental health issues. His advice will be helpful to many of you, I’m sure.
Nov. 15 – Expressing Gratitude
I’m sure you’ve heard that there’s always something to be thankful for. Expressions of gratitude are important when managing others. You’re likely to keep staffers longer and they’ll work harder for you if they feel like you appreciate them.
Join me during this chat to talk about the 5Ws and H in relation to expressing gratitude, and how to show and tell you staff you’re grateful for them, even when it makes you uncomfortable to do so.
Nov. 22 – No chat
We’ll skip this week of #EditorTherapy because of Thanksgiving break. Enjoy your holiday!
Nov. 29 – Attracting Advertisers with Piper Jackson-Sevy
The bottom line is a regular concern for today’s editors. And, let’s face it, none of our publications are bringing in way too much money.
There they are, your November speakers! If you have specific questions you’d like me to ask the speakers during the chats, please message me @profkrg or email me.
As always, your participation in Editor Therapy is critical. The chat cannot work without you, but I will continue hosting it as long as you show up.
Participating in Editor Therapy chat is as easy as logging onto Twitter at 9 p.m. CST Wednesdays and using the #EditorTherapy hashtag to join the conversation.
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I hope to see you during the next #EditorTherapy!