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| July 9, 2020 – 5:29 pm | 104 views

Lockdown and working from home has not been easy the media professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.

As Lucy Küng, senior research fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, noted at the Newsrewired virtual conference (29 June 2020), everyone is feeling the stress – and that will only increase as furloughed staff return to work and teams get up to full capacity.

“The realities of leadership is that covid-19 has been absolutely exhausting,” she says.

“But as leaders, one needs to be tremendously sensitive about where people are on their journey and what experiences they’ve had.”

It is likely that our makeshift newsdesks will be a mainstay feature for a while. lt is why Fergus Bell, CEO and founder, Fathm, stressed the importance of observing a healthy work culture and morale in the times ahead. That is not just about keeping to sane work hours, but also strengthening team communication – how a simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way during stressful times.

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| December 3, 2009 – 4:04 pm | 5,163 views

By Judith Townend, senior reporter, Journalism.co.uk
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#newsrw: Will Lewis’ new Telegraph division to develop new products and revenue

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| November 20, 2009 – 5:34 pm | 4,345 views

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| November 20, 2009 – 4:52 pm | 5,046 views

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| November 20, 2009 – 4:20 pm | 7,205 views

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Thoughts from #1pound40: Can Twitter curate journalism?

| November 20, 2009 – 4:16 pm | 3,893 views

Last week Journalism.co.uk attended Reuters and Amplified’s #1pound40 conference. More details on the event at this link – but essentially a series of discussion on the impact and potential for social media in journalism and politics.

@documentally aka Christian Payne was hopping from table to table capturing audio of the discussion which he kindly shared using Audioboo.