U.S. Photojournalist Was South African’s Biographer Obama-Farrakhan Photo Published for First Time Blacks, Latinos Cite CNN for Objectivity on Cable A ‘Best Actor’ Surprised by Lack of Black Reporters 2 Win $100,000 Each for Freelance Reporting ESPN The Magazine Focuses on the Black Athlete Black Journalist Accuses Progressive Outlet Short Takes U.S. Photojournalist Was South African’s Biographer It is unlikely that any American journalist knew Hugh Masekela better than D. Michael Cheers, professor of photojournalism at San Jose State University and co-author of Masekela’s 2004 autobiography, Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela. He has been Masekela’s friend for 30 years. “This is tough: two mighty trees have fallen....Edwin Hawkins and I were in the 4th year of a documentary project, ‘And Live Rejoicing Every Day - Oh Happy Day’, when he passed last Monday,” Cheers messaged Journal-isms on … [Read more...] about Masekela ‘Placed Me on the Front Row of African History and Culture’
Gallup report on employee engagement
Three Describe the Night of King’s Death 1. White: Editors Had ‘Domino Theory of Rioting’ 2. West: A Need ‘to Put Our Imprint on the Stories’ 3. Caldwell: ‘I Took It to Be a Bomb’ The Athletic Making Little Progress on Diversity NAHJ Reaches 7-Year Membership High Immigrants Found to Drive Crime Down, Not Up Ex-Anchor Depicted as ‘Raunchy Philanderer’ Black-Owned Broadcasters Urge ‘Buy Black,’ Voting Palestinian Journalists Injured in Gaza Protests Jim Vance and Tom Sherwood of Washington’s WRC-TV look back at the 1968 uprising in 2008. (YouTube) Three Describe the Night of King’s Death The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis 50 years ago on Wednesday. Earl Caldwell, reporting for the New York Times, was at the scene and phoned in the story to his newspaper. To this day, he told Journal-isms, he is more convinced than ever that the killer was never apprehended. Riots … [Read more...] about April 4, 1968, as Told by Black Reporters
Okay, folks, we have a new guest speaker today (or guest poster if you want to be literal). Welcome Shampa Bagchi, CTO of ConvergeHub. I've known Shampa for about three years - since ConvergeHub (then called Converge Enterprise) was a contestant in CRM Idol. She and her co-founder and husband Manash Chaudhuri have built a very good small business focused CRM/customer engagement platform. I've stayed in touch, even done a little bit of consulting with them, but mostly have been able to watch their platform evolve to something worth considering. In the course of my discussions with them, I found out something else. Shampa not only was able to build a really good product, but also can write and has some seriously well-evolved ideas on how a small business can be engaging. We hear it a lot for the enterprise, but not as much for the small business - yet the customer dealing with the enterprise in one way, might be the same person trying to engage with a small business in some other … [Read more...] about How small business needs to think about customer engagement
Currently, only 13% of employees across 142 countries worldwide are "engaged" in their jobs — meaning they are emotionally invested in and focused on creating value for their organizations every day. That's the word from The Gallup Organization, which recently published the results of a global study of worker attitudes, based on input from 230,000 employees. The good news is that there has been a slight uptick in the proportion of employees worldwide who are engaged in their jobs -- from 11% to 13%, while the proportion who are “actively disengaged” has fallen slightly from 27% to 24%. Still, it's pretty sad commentary on the state of management that one out of four employees have just completely checked out. The region with the most active engagement among employees is Central America, with Panama and Costa Rica leading the list, and Guatemala and El Salvador making top spots on the list. Here are Gallup's 12 leading nations: Panama 37% Costa Rica … [Read more...] about 12 nations with the most highly engaged workforces
With so much of our business work being done today within digital environments, the overall user experience of the digital workplace as an entity in its own right has recently reached major organizational significance. Put simply, providing an easy-to-understand and employ digital toolkit that's well thought-out genuinely matters in today's complicated and fast-moving work environments. Key business indicators, from the levels of worker productivity and efficiency to employee engagement and retention, are all meaningfully affected by the nature and quality of the digital tools that are put into workers' hands.However, it's not the individual tools themselves -- which on the whole are becoming more powerful and easier-to-use than in previous years in my experience -- that has become the new strategic design challenge. (Though it's also true that individual tool and platform battles still abound as well.) Instead, it's the overall picture of the ever-more elaborate -- yet largely … [Read more...] about Can we achieve a better, more effective digital workplace?