McGuire on Media

Monthly Archives: May 2010

Sometimes a newspaper’s ethics guidelines have to be flexible

Okay, class, here’s your ethics hypothetical: Your veteran columnist and your investigative reporter have been aggressively covering abuses in the probate court system. They cover them so well the State Supreme Court Chief Justice sets up a 17-member commission to investigate probate practices.  The chief justice names as chair of that judicial committee your columnist’s […]

Arizona Republic has centered the debate and is on the right track

One of the breakthrough management concepts I learned running a daily newspaper was “catch people doing good.” Life became easier, and I became more effective, when I successfully focused on what people did well rather than obsess about the bad stuff.  I don’t claim I ever mastered the skill, but I think I got better […]