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Good Questions Q&As (Page 3)

Our regular series of Good Questions Q&As take you inside the heads of leaders and thinkers who can illuminate the path forward for news organizations.

Many of the interview subjects are people in the news business doing interesting things. Others bring you powerful ideas from outside the news industry, from people like Harvard Business School professor and disruption theory expert Clayton Christensen, Microsoft researcher and youth culture expert danah boyd, or technology futurist Amy Webb.

Infusing design into your newsroom culture: 7 good questions with John Maeda

John Maeda’s work has crossed many disciplines — design, technology and business — and now, he works at the intersection of all three. Former president of Rhode Island School of Design, Maeda is now design partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and chairs the eBay Design Advisory Council. In both roles, he’s tasked […]

A reader-focused redesign: 10 good questions with the LA Times’ Jimmy Orr

The Los Angeles Times just redesigned their site with a focus on mobile and a goal of increasing reader engagement through pre-written tweets or “sharelines,” infinite scrolling, and a handful of other design specs. We talked with Jimmy Orr, managing editor of digital, to discuss what problems the Times was trying to solve with the […]

Turning subject experts into journalists: 9 good questions with Robert Steiner

A fellowship program at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs recruits subject-matter experts – from scientists and lawyers to economists and cyber-experts – and over eight months trains them to become beat reporters by mentoring their work for a growing network of newspaper partners including The Dallas Morning News, The Globe and Mail […]

How ‘restorative narratives’ shape communities: 9 good questions with Mallary Tenore of ivoh

Images & Voices of Hope (ivoh) is a 15-year-old nonprofit organization that highlights how media can foster change and healing in communities. It defines “media” broadly — to include journalism, photography, documentary film, gaming and more. Mallary Tenore came on board as managing director in December after seven years at The Poynter Institute. We spoke with Mallary about […]

A new partnership and revenue stream: 8 good questions with Robert Rosenthal of the Center for Investigative Reporting

This is part two of a two-part series on a partnership between the Alabama Media Group and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Part one focuses on the Alabama Media Group’s innovation in investigative journalism lab and part two is about CIR experimenting with new revenue streams as a nonprofit news organization. Read part one here. […]

Creating a culture around engagement and reporting: 9 good questions with Michelle Holmes of the Alabama Media Group

This is part one of a two-part series on a partnership between the Alabama Media Group and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Part one focuses on the Alabama Media Group’s innovation in investigative journalism lab and part two will be about CIR experimenting with new revenue streams as a nonprofit news organization. Read part two […]

How to lean against your biases: A conversation with Daniel Kahneman

It’s not hard to find a reason to recommend Daniel Kahneman’s book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. Kahneman’s book helps understand not only human behavior and decision making, but also journalism and how news stories are reported. His work describes the ways people interpret information incorrectly or with bias — flaws in thinking that can seep […]

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