Monthly Archives: February 2018

  • An announcement first. tl;dr: I’ve been sending this lovely semi-regular missive on Tinyletter for the past year, but for a variety of reasons, I’ve decided to move this newsletter to MailChimp. I’ve been thinking about this for awhile. Why MailChimp? First, it’s a platform I know,…

  • These things I have learned. I try not to present myself as an expert. I’m far from it. And the whole purpose of this semi-regular newsletter is to have a space for myself and others (I’d love for guest writers!) to share what we’re learning…

  • How to disagree It should be easy to say “Hey, I don’t agree with that.” But, it’s not. Often disagreements come with emotional attachments, personal feelings that muck up a lot of things. But hey, we wouldn’t be good managers if we didn’t care, right?…

  • The Gothamist and DNAinfo sites were just abruptly shut down (Hire these people). I am so sorry to anyone affected, and if you need a coffee I’m there. I had been thinking about failure a lot even before today, and how it’s interpreted differently depending…

  • Conference like a pro I’m headed to the Online News Association gathering this week, and so are many of my friends. I’m actually talking Middles with Emma Carew Grovum, if you want to join! When you’re managing-ish, attending a conference is a little bit different. Some…

  • The adultiest “I need adulting help,” they said. “I am not very good at adulting.” I admitted back, but I tried to help anyway. Here’s the thing, though. We all have to be adults and there’s this point, of which I’ve come to, where I…

  • I’m on vacation this week, so in lieu of a regular newsletter, I give you a task. One of the best things someone ever did for me was after a hard week. They asked me to take a walk around the block with them and…

  • I’ve mentioned job descriptions a couple of times before in this newsletter. I was writing one this week, (maybe the second of my career), and I thought out loud that a job description is the first transaction between myself as someone involved in hiring and…