Human Resources

Sports Illustrated Staffers Become Latest to Try to Unionize
January 7, 2020 at 10:04 am

The 2019 trend of newsrooms unionizing shows no sign of running out of steam as a new year begins. The latest is Sports Illustrated, with the majority of its staff revealing today that they intend to form a union with the NewsGuild of New York and are demanding voluntary recognition from its new operator, Seattle-based…

How Transformational Leadership Impacts Your Bottom Line
November 18, 2019 at 9:12 am

As a transformational coach in the corporate world, I absolutely love working with companies that are interested in connecting more deeply with their customers. Today’s publishers and media companies are competing for reader’s attention, loyalty, and spend – especially now that so many companies are offering content as part of their value propositions. Publishers are…

Media Pitch: OutVoice Is Streamlining the Freelancer Invoicing Process
September 19, 2019 at 2:17 pm

If you follow any freelance journalists on Twitter, you’ve heard what a headache invoicing processes can be – and how frustrating it is not to be paid for your work in a timely manner. As publishers rely more on freelancers and less on in-house content creators, it’s increasingly important to have a seamless system in…

How Leaders Can Handle Change Management with Their Teams
July 19, 2019 at 11:13 am

Change does not want to happen. The status quo is tenacious. Change management is hard. Heck, Newton’s first law is the Law of Inertia. Things will stay as they are, unless a force pushes or pulls on them. And you, publishing leader, are that force. Because disruption is the natural state of business.

Death of the CDO, Rise of the CPO
July 16, 2019 at 12:48 pm

It was 1999 and the Internet was about to flip publishing on its head. The media called for the end of print with the debate being mostly about what month and not what year – a fait accompli. One of the top strategic M&A questions was, “Who’s your head of digital?” Fast forward 20 years.…

How ALM Is Connecting with Young Professionals & Fostering Industry Talent
July 8, 2019 at 2:55 pm

Before you can monetize an audience, you need to learn what motivates the people in it. The same holds true for retaining talent in a competitive industry like publishing – leaders must listen to employees and create environments where they feel comfortable bringing forth ideas, says Molly Miller, chief content officer at ALM. This approach to both audience and employee engagement led the B2B publisher to launch the ALM Young Professionals Network last month.