Innovation

#nutip When managing change in your organization, set priorities that allow you to engineer some short-term wins.

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When managing change in your organization, set priorities that allow you to engineer some short-term wins.
Tip Number:
631

#nutip Have an innovative idea? First ask: What are your goals? Are the benefits worth the investment?

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Have an innovative idea? Before you start developing it, ask: What are your goals? Are the benefits worth the investment?
Tip Number:
621

The Future of Journalism Education. A Personal Perspective

5:02 PM Jun. 04, 2012 — by Howard Finberg

Today (June 4, 2012) I gave the keynote speech at the European Journalism Centre's 20th anniversary celebration in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

I raised some ideas around the difference between journalism education and training and a journalism degree. I also focused on what I see is the disruption of the educational system (or industry) by the same technology forces that turned the media industry upside down and inside out during the past 20 years. In addition, I reported on the results of a study of professionals and professors about how they see the value of a journalism degree.

EJC has posted a video of the speech on the EJC's site, www.ejc.net/anniversary/. The Twitter stream is #ejc20. A recap of the tweets about the talk are at @hif Storify page.

What follows below is what I wrote for the speech, minus a few small pieces. Of course, I went off script a few times, but not to any major degree.

The Future of Journalism Education

By Howard Finberg

Director of Partnerships and Alliances, The Poynter Institute

Given 6.4.2012 to the European Journalism Centre conference on the future.

First, let me congratulate the European Journalism Centre on its 20th anniversary. I’m honored and thrilled to have been invited to give the keynote address this afternoon.

Two years ago, at the journalism session at the Amsterdam Picnic Conference, which was hosted by the EJC, I gave a presentation titled the “Future of Journalism.” It was a pretty lofty title for a 45-minute session. And because it was the last session, I stood in the way of the participants getting to the bar. I’m thankful I don’t have that challenge today.

Instead, I’m challenged to share my thoughts about the “Future of Journalism Education.”

#nutip To inspire innovation, create niche products w/ dedicated team to try different approaches.

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To inspire innovation, create hyperlocal niche products that a dedicated team can experiment with and approach differently. Their successes can be applied to the larger product.
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51

#nutip Competition can be the key to innovation. Hold a company-wide competition to inspire innovators.

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Competition can be the key to innovation inside a company — or among total strangers. Hold a company-wide competition to inspire all staff members to think like innovators.
Tip Number:
49

#nutip Make innovation a priority. Momentum protects status quo. No innovation, no change.

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Prioritize innovating. While the momentum of any organization serves to protect the status quo, there cannot be innovation without change. "Collaboration produces change, but leaders drive change," said Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
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43
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