Here’s everything that makes the workday actually work: communicating better, functioning more efficiently—remotely and in person, taking charge of your own learning, making the tools your team needs, and much more.
The Whole of Work
By Mandy BrownPosted on
More and more, building anything online requires increasing levels of specialization. This primer takes a historical and philosophical look at the costs and benefits of generalizing vs. specializing—and offers practical ways to find your sweet spot.
Good Code Runs on Good CommunicationPosted on
Working across teams in the newsroom comes with its own set of challenges. Here’s how to communicate more productively, with less friction.
How to Run Projects on Time—and Keep Your SanityPosted on
Mitigate chaos and manage time better with these three important practices, which keep the Vox Product team running smoothly.
The Evolution of News Tech TeamsPosted on
Getting rid of obstacles and adapting to the processes and tools that news developers and designers really need to collaborate with others in the newsroom.
By Tiff FehrPosted on
This is one of our most comprehensive articles on improving your own mental state and personal toolset. Dive into new modes of self-assessment, lose some old baggage, unlearn bad habits.
Making Remote Work WorkPosted on
Everything you need to know about working away from the main hive without turning into a ghost. (One of our most popular articles ever.)
Telling Your Boss “No”
By Matt WaitePosted on
Sometimes the best answer is “no.” Here’s how to argue with your boss more productively.
Surviving the News Business
By Tiff Fehr and Alyson HurtPosted on
Burnout is real, and many (many) people in our industry feel more than a little exhausted by a lack of work-life balance. At SRCCON 2015, we dug into everyone’s biggest frustrations and best strategies.
When They Don’t Want You To Lead
By Emily Chow and Kaeti HinckPosted on
Leadership isn’t easy, and it’s especially precarious for women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups and communities. Here’s a practical list of strategies, based on a session at SRCCON 2016.
Guerrilla QA for Tiny Teams
By Tracie LeePosted on
Instead of skimping on QA, here’s how Serious Eats worked to set priorities, rally help from outside their team, and get it all done on a shoestring.
Lonely Coders, Here’s How to Get Things DonePosted on
Solo newsroom coders face a special set of circumstances, and it pays to stick together. Here are some best practices on getting things done, from a SRCCON 2015 session filled with lonely coders who’ve been there.
Our IKEA-Inspired Kit for Newsroom Processes
By Robin KwongPosted on
An open source, modular toolkit for better project management—and better communication—on newsroom technology/interactive teams.
5 Things To Build Into Your Digital Workflow
By CJ Sinner and MaryJo WebsterPosted on
Better workflows lead to better products and higher-functioning teams. Here’s a roundup of best practices, based on a session at SRCCON 2015.
What I Learned from Researching Newsroom On-boarding and Off-Boarding ProcessesPosted on
As a Knight-Mozilla fellow, I wanted to do some type of research during my fellowship that could benefit the news community. During my 10-month fellowship in Berlin in 2016, I spent about eight months researching, collecting data and interviewing reporters, editors, managers, and directors about their on-boarding and off-boarding processes.
Feats Thru Sheets: The Wonders of Go-To TemplatesPosted on
Sometimes just a few simple tools can patch big cracks in your newsroom’s workflow. Here’s a template that increased everyone’s speed and efficiency, helping reporters and news devs collaborate better.