Was asked today, in applying for the City U of NY daylong fiesta on networked journalism what mistakes I"ve made in the past. Had a chance to think about it:
Too many to mention. Most of the mistakes I find most important are in either a) declaring something I thought I "knew" when the reality was different or turned out to be so (perhaps a corollary of the fact that journalistic skepticism is not always useful, especially for an entrepreneurial mindset) and b) leading staff in a way that didn't achieve needed results. I now understand much better how to strategize, lead a team, etc. Also something journalists are not necessarily trained to do.