May 7, 2021
Top stories
Sally Buzbee named executive editor of The Washington Post (Washington Post) / Bezos was in DC last week interviewing final candidates to replace Marty Baron as top editor at Washington Post.’ (Peter Kafka) / ‘I don't have any particular opinions about this hire, but my question for media reporters is why is this the first time we're hearing Buzbee's name attached to this job? Why did we have to suffer through so many think pieces that ended up being way off?’ (Hanaa’ Tameez)  / AP says the search for a new AP editor will take a few months. (Brian Stelter) / ‘Factoid: while @SallyBuzbee will be first woman to edit @washingtonpost, she followed @kathleencarrll as top editor of @AP’ (Margaret Sullivan) / Women are in charge of the following newsrooms: ABC News, CBS News, CNN Digital, The Economist, Financial Times, The Guardian, MSNBC, NPR, Reuters, USA Today, Washington Post’ (Elana Zak)  
“Career Connection: Defining your digital footprint” is a weeklong series of hands-on workshops to help you create and maintain the professional identity you want to showcase to sources, employers, and publishers. The series will meet from noon to 1 p.m. ET daily, from Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 14.

Last call to register for: How to leverage LinkedIn in your journalism job search

Level up your LinkedIn profile to maximize its algorithms in your favor during this hands-on virtual workshop. Instructor Yumi Wilson, journalism educator, personal brand expert and former corporate communications manager for LinkedIn, will guide participants through the key changes to their profiles that will yield high-impact results. Work on your profile alongside Ms. Wilson as she shares content strategies and conducts live improvements of participant profiles.

Register here for one program in the series or all off them, which are available at no cost. Registration includes access to the video recordings and resources referenced in all sessions.

Advice from Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair in Leadership & Media Integrity, Loyola University Chicago, Freedom Forum Fellow in Women’s Leadership

You'll get tips on:

  • Energizing tired writing
  • Structuring stories that center inclusivity
  • Crafting irresistible headlines

Teachers include Steve Padilla, Column One editor at Los Angeles Time. Register now for this program, which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. ET Friday, June 4, on Zoom. Tickets are $50 for general registration and $40 for National Press Club members.
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