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This month's International Journalism Festival out in Perugia had one striking theme: leadership. And in this week's podcast, we bring you some of the key talking points and takeaways from the festival.

The pandemic has been a catalyst for media companies to think about effective leadership strategies and employee wellbeing. But not everyone in a leadership position is well-equipped for the task of leading during a crisis on this scale.

Newsrooms are in a period of turbulence, with acute business challenges coupled with stressed-out, sometimes burned-out reporters and a history of toxicity in the industry. Good leaders are needed steer media companies through digital transformation.

But this is only part one. In our next episode, part two, we will move onto the leader themselves, the fact that these people have enormous expectations placed upon them and responsibilities that in some cases they never signed up for. Stay tuned.

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