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The Lede

A blog about building newsrooms where people love to work and improving management and organisational culture in journalism

This is journalism's largest exit interview

This is journalism's largest exit interview

27 journalists (for now) on why they stopped working in news

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
The Lede
The management tool too many newsrooms lack

The management tool too many newsrooms lack

A career ladder is a roadmap to promotion.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
The Lede
What does a job offer that self-employment does not?

What does a job offer that self-employment does not?

And other thoughts prompted by the Changing Newsrooms 2023 report

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Careers
A vintage illustration of mechanical chainlink

Smells like print spirit

Five things you should read this weekend

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
The Lede
A comic illustration in black and white of a middle-aged white man in business wear yelling and gesturing at his staff.

Newsroom culture shouldn't be an accident

We need to train editors as people managers, not just story processors

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
The Lede
The burnout crisis is a workload crisis

The burnout crisis is a workload crisis

Hire more, ask for less. That’s where we need to start.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Essays
The right tools can transform your solo media business. Here's how to pick them.

The right tools can transform your solo media business. Here's how to pick them.

You may not have employees, but you’re still hiring.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
The Lede
We don’t need a global news brand. We need a globally literate media.

We don’t need a global news brand. We need a globally literate media.

The Smiths may not be the ones to bring together the world’s news consumers. But should anyone?

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Essays