Kathy Lu has more than two decades of experience in journalism as a leader and manager. She founded her consulting business, Audiencibility, to continue her passion for helping people succeed, especially in journalism. As the digital and social media editor for America Amplified, a public media initiative, she helped craft a playbook on community engagement journalism. Before that, she led features reporting teams at The Kansas City Star and The Roanoke (Va.) Times. She is a past president of the Society for Features Journalism and a current member of Asian American Journalists Association. Kathy is based in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Newsrooms, your edit test is where being inclusive starts
Using a rubric, giving feedback: Here are 7 ideas for newsrooms to make the edit test experience a good onePosted on
Newsrooms expect a lot from job applicants without giving much thought to what else could be going on in their lives. A freelancer applying for your job is not working on a paying gig. An edit test over a weekend means someone working full time is not getting space for rest. And the reward for all this work is: You might be a finalist—or you might never hear back. If you’re a newsroom working toward creating an inclusive culture, one that values its employees and their time, here are seven ideas to reimagine your application process.