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How employers can support the health of their employees

Companies are beginning to recognize that keeping their employees healthy and happy is to their benefit, Ron Friedman writes. In journalism, long hours and stress can make healthy habits harder to maintain, but there are steps employers can take to help employees. Friedman rounds up some of the smartest, research-backed tactics he’s seen companies use […]

UK journalists are considering ‘industrial action’ over Trinity Mirror’s individual traffic targets

The National Union of Journalists is planning to poll journalists at local Trinity Mirror publications on the publisher’s individual digital traffic targets. Targets were introduced this summer at the Birmingham Mail and Coventry Telegraph to make journalists more focused on digital growth, but NUJ says the goals undermine public-interest journalism and encourage “click-bait.”

How Upworthy gets its staff to bond when most employees are working remotely

Upworthy’s co-founder Peter Koechley says the company’s culture is driven by the desire to make a difference with its work, but building that culture wasn’t simple when most employees are scattered across the country. Some ways that Upworthy brought employees together to build that culture is through company-wide “watch parties” where employees tune in through […]

Tribune’s offering indicates it is interested in buying the Orange County Register, adding to its dominance in Southern California

You might have heard: Tribune Publishing offers $3 million to fund Freedom Communications’ bankruptcy case (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: Tribune Publishing offered $3 million to Freedom Communications’ bankruptcy case in exchange for a right to bid on the Orange County Register when the proceedings are complete. If Tribune is able to buy […]

Research shows that treating workers well leads to more innovation

There’s a reason a job at Facebook or Google comes with so many perks, Walter Frick writes: Research shows companies who treat their employees better are more innovative. In a paper currently under review, researchers from Monash University and LaTrobe University in Australia found that companies with higher “worker treatment scores” produced more highly cited […]

Grantland was important to journalism because it ‘represented an ambitious leap into the future’

You might have heard: ESPN abruptly announced Friday it would discontinue publication of Grantland effective immediately (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: Though the closure of Grantland isn’t especially surprising, Chris Cillizza writes, it’s still disappointing considering what Grantland represented. Instead of focusing on the “what,” Grantland asked “so what” and “now what” of […]

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