Lead from where you are

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Jill Geisler of Loyola University; Manny Garcia of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 15 at 10:15am
  • Location: Texas D
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

You may or may not have a supervisory title, but you’re very likely managing change in your organization. Investigative journalists are at the forefront of using new technology and tools, working with new partnerships and platforms, and facing the ethical challenges that come along with all of them. How do you grow your influence in an organization? Manage your boss? Have tough conversations with good outcomes? Give feedback that motivates your colleagues, even on a rough day? How do you coach up-and-coming co-workers and not simply “fix” their work? 

Come to this session prepared to ask tough questions like that, and more, of the country’s leading expert on newsroom leadership. Jill Geisler speaks from newsroom experience and years of coaching media leaders across the globe with practical, evidence-based advice. Veteran IRE leader Manny Garcia will engage Jill and the whole room in a conversation on how to lead from where you are. 

This session was planned in collaboration with the News Leaders Association (ASNE and APME).

Speaker Bios

  • Manny Garcia is the Standards Editor at the USA TODAY NETWORK. He previously worked at the Naples Daily News, el Nuevo Herald & The Miami Herald. Manny received the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership. Projects by Manny and his teams have won the Pulitzer, Goldsmith, IRE and a national Edward R. Murrow. His work has led to convictions of public officials, changed Florida law and freed a man wrongfully convicted of murder. He's a past IRE president.

  • Jill Geisler is the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, and the go-to expert on media management and newsroom culture issues. She also guides the Freedom Forum Institute's Power Shift Project, to build workplaces free of harassment and discrimination. She believes the most important thing leaders do is help others succeed - and that life's too short to work with jerks. @JillGeisler 

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