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Mentorship is a hugely valuable way for veterans to pass on their knowledge and experience, and to break down the barriers for others to enter a profession. In journalism, this latter point is important as the news industry needs people from all backgrounds in order to better represent communities.

On the other hand, providing mentorship can be demanding. Busy journalists and editors might struggle to find the time to do it.

Here are five time-savers that can free up your calendar to be a mentor, courtesy of professors Dr. Adaira Landry and Dr. Resa E. Lewiss writing for Fast Company.

Here is a tip we can all value: be stricter with your schedule by trying to avoid rescheduling if possible. Doing this only clogs up next week's calendar.

"If possible, consider resolving the scheduling conflict by having the meeting turn to an email exchange," the authors write.

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