Why I’m Worried About Newsroom Training

Knight Foundation’s Eric Newton: “We’re still struggling to sort out the three traditional types of [newsroom] training — craft skills, professional expertise and topic knowledge.  Here comes the digital age with a fourth category: “change competencies.” These include curiosity, creativity, currency, flexibility, innovation, iteration and change management. Once thought to be unteachable, they’re now unavoidable. Show me a wholly creative journalist and I’ll show you a person who can thrive in a future no one can predict.”