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/Identify the Problem - them formulate the solution - Well said, and excellent advise, Earl..
Good leadership is nutured and their part encouraged by good followership. It is quite apparent that the members are not too keen to play to see that such an organization stakes it claim as the authentic collective voice of the people. This is not to say that uninspired leadership should be excused but the relationship between members and leadership is symbiotic. If the Third Estate of our country is in such disarray and exhibit such an unmistakeable lack of pride in their profession it is a bad augury for the press in our country and a poor reflection of us as a people. This laissez faire attitude pervades all our important institutions and their leadership. Certainly not the way to build a strong nation.
Anonymous 4:56 PM meant to say... Good leadership is nutured and encouraged by good followership. It is quite apparent that the membership of such and organization are not too keen to stake their claim as the authentic collective voice of the people....
....here is a 'new idea': let us hear from the membership!
/It has started. If an entire U.S. fleet can't find an airplane with 300 people on it, what makes them think these U.S. soldiers will find the girls, unless . . . Looks like those African Heads of State bent all the way over for their European masters. Soon, the U.S. will have troops in every country on the African Continent except Eritrea.WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help locate the nearly 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria last month, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_NIGERIAN_GIRLS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-05-21-15-34-14.
Perhaps an online (minimal cost and time management) journal that allows members to research & publish scholarly pieces related to their practice, member tools of the trade, forums, etc. Most of said journal can be secure for members only and some parts sold as subscription. Said journal could buy post articles of interest for members.E.g., health concerns. I've often wondered why the late Peter Jennings who worked at the news desks of Europe and N.America and commanded top salary contracts -was a chronic chain smoker.News media professionals share input modalities similar to grief counselors. Those who cover crime especially must take on the demeanor of a garbage hauler.How does one cope with the fresh grizzly crime scenes, often times before the forensic techs arrive. Or maintain empathy while interviewing a victim of rape or physical battery. Worst yet when kids are victimized.The needs of media workers are many and the subtle ones run deep. An interactive platform that protects privacy while providing access to therapeutic as well as work efficiency tools will increase member engagement and propel the body forward.
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