How to Approach Difficult Conversations: A Guide to Improve Your Newsroom Culture, Your Coverage and Your Life

Presented at ONA19
September 11, 2019
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Difficult conversations are, by definition, challenging. This session will provide tactics to handle tough and tricky newsroom talks that will help turn uncomfortable conflicts into productive resolutions, including role-playing and scenario work, conversation framing and disagreeing with empathy.

This session is designed for:

  • Newsroom leaders who would like to stop sublimating conflict and handle disagreements openly
  • Journalists with a specific difficult conversation they’d like to navigate
  • Anyone who would rather eat scorpions that confront a colleague

Speakers

Destinée-Charisse Royal
Senior Staff Editor, Graphics, The New York Times
Luisa Ortiz Pérez
Executive Director & Co-Founder, vita-activa.org
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