How to train your newsroom when time and money are short

By Kristen Hare, Poynter

Amy Kovac-Ashley’s job is a kind of mix between a therapist and a personal trainer. As senior newsroom learning program manager at the American Press Institute, she works with newsrooms around the country to figure out what journalists want to learn, what the newsrooms need them to learn and how to make those things work together.

Amy worked as a reporter in local newsrooms for a dozen years before switching to academia, where she spent another five years. She’s been with API for the past year, and she’s focused on skills that persist through an often turbulent business.

“There’s also a broader look at knowledge and also the appropriate mindset to have in what is an evolving, ever-changing, sometimes maddening industry,” she said. “I do a lot of listening in my job.” Click below to access the entire article.

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