From a simple to-do list to more techno-savvy methods of organization via Google, two well-respected digital journalists spoke to a crowd of about 50 at a Press Club of Long Island lecture on time management Thursday on multiple facets of proper management skills to help journalists get by on a daily basis.
Tami Luhby, a senior writer covering the economy at CNNMoney.com and a former reporter on Newsday’s business desk, uses the to-do list as her go-to method.
A triathlon and marathon runner, she equated management to efficiency.
That’s what it’s all about, she said.
Among her many points of interest:
- Creating a central list with the day’s pertinent information available in one spot
- Utilizing your time by preparing the night before
- Focusing and finishing individual tasks, instead of overloading on a bunch
- Taking a break, rebooting and get reenergizing when possible
Jeremy Caplan, the director of education for the new Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, and contributor for Time Magazine, took a more digital approach with his sound advice.
With handouts dispelling various useful websites to better utilize the cavalcade of digital media tidbits available these days, Caplan focused on Google as a strength in management.
Efficiency is about a vision and understanding where you’re heading, he said.
He offered 27 tips for organizing your digital life, many of which involve managing email, digital information and content.
With a mock call via Google Voice, Caplan captivated the audience as he spoke of Google’s recording capability and many hidden values.
Some of Caplan’s helpful websites include:
- Rescuetime.com to gain insight into how you’re utilizing your time
- Evernote.com exactly what it sounds life, a everlasting notepad
- Knowapp.com break projects into pieces
- Journotech.com interesting devices to help digital journalists
The event, moderated by Newsday business columnist Patricia Kitchen, was hosted at Newsday.