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Project Management in Newsrooms

By Robin Kwong

This guide aims to help anyone interested in practising project management in a newsroom environment to do so effectively.

Reporters and editors with no previous project management experience will benefit from our practical overview about the role of project managers in a newsroom environment. The guide demystifies and lays out best practices for each stage of an editorial project's lifecycle from planning and execution through to project wrap-up.

"Better project management skills are critical to the continued survival of the news industry. We continue to face rapid changes in technology and reader habits that require us to reinvent how we work. We can only discover new best practices through doing. This means more experiments, more work that falls outside of ‘business as usual’, and more one-off efforts - in other words, more projects." – Robin Kwong

This guide will walk you through the entire project process, from seeking approval to launch a project all the way to sunsetting (or closing down) existing projects.

About the author

Robin Kwong has two decades of journalism experience working in a variety of roles in newsrooms across Asia, Europe and North America. He has been a reporter, editor, special projects editor, and a senior leader and manager in the newsrooms of the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.

He has won multiple awards for projects including The Uber Game and The WSJ Six-Week Money Challenge. He graduated from Yale University and is an honorary fellow of the Association for Project Management.

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