“Leadership skills in the media profession are particularly underdeveloped,” writes Alexandra Borchardt in this article, explaining that journalists often get promoted because of their media skills and not because they are great managers.
To help you grow not only as a journalist but also as a manager in your newsroom, she compiled 10 pieces of advice.
In on tip, she explains that you will always be a role model, good or bad. It doesn’t matter what you preach, what is important is what you do. Your team will watch you closely and adjust. This will be the culture, this will set the pace. If you talk journalism first but act money first, they will understand.