In 20 years I’m going to run your newsroom. Here’s how to help me get there.



In 2019, I became editor-in-chief of Florida A&M University’s award-winning student magazine, Journey. I was advised to staff the student-led publication with senior-level students who didn’t need much guidance.

I ultimately hired a 95% new and young staff. I knew this would mean more time walking through projects and responsibilities, more mistakes, more long nights and busy weekends helping my team. But it was worth it.

At the end of my year as editor-in-chief, I had a team that understood the fundamentals of good journalism and were able to lead once I left. Yes, I spent more time supporting and assisting them, but I wanted to be an editor-in-chief who made sure her team grew.

Read the full article from Poynter: In 20 years I’m going to run your newsroom. Here’s how to help me get there.