Stealth project management: How to get work done even if you're not "technically" in charge

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Erika Owens of OpenNews; Pattie Reaves of Bangor Daily News; Hanna Sender of International Business Times
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Colorado E
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Some aspects of newsroom workflow are really well defined and documented. And others, well, let's say they're more flexible. Especially when it comes to working on the web, it can sometimes take some pretty creative thinking to make sure what needs to get done, gets done clearly, correctly, and quickly. You'll learn some tactics that have worked in different types of newsrooms and develop a newfound respect for the magical management elves who help our teams function.

Speaker Bios

  • Erika Owens is a journalist and organizer based in Philadelphia. As Director of OpenNews, Erika convenes people and projects in journalism and open source technology. Erika and the OpenNews team seek ways to build enduring connections by supporting a thriving network of creating inclusive, caring spaces for the journalism-tech community. Previously, Erika was web editor at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. 

  • Over the last eight years Pattie has held key roles building products and developing audience at two of Maine's largest media companies. Working on small teams, she's worn many hats — engagement editor, community manager, web developer. She began her career in newspapers because she was interested in engaging readers through design. What she loves about working in new media is the potential to innovate and the instant feedback about our work's impact. @pazzypunk

  • Hanna is the data visuals editor for International Business Times. She was previously the Infographics Designer at Vocativ where she worked on data-driven stories. She graduated from Parsons The New School for Design with a BFA in Communication Design and received her BA in Culture and Media Studies from Eugene Lang College. Other loves include Brooklyn, podcasts, cold brew and feminism.

    @no_such_zone

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