Monthly Archives: May 2012
After you’ve been hurt, it’s hard to be open-minded about whatever hurt you. That’s worth keeping in mind in your journalism life, especially if you’re a leader.
At a large daily newspaper not so many years ago, I moved from a “downtown” editing job to a reporting position in a suburban bureau and made friends with several experienced reporters there. I was surprised one day to find myself arguing with two of them about the two former top editors of our metro department.
At age 6, Madison went to a friend’s dance recital. She instantly decided to become a dancer. Her mother enrolled her in a class and then took her to a store to buy dance clothes. Standing in front of the mirror in the fitting room, wearing her chosen black leotard and skirt, Madison said, “Mommy, I am freaking out with joy! I was born to dance!” Three years later, she still was dancing.