Rachel Lobdell, Poynter

Rachel Lobdell


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Past articles by Rachel:

A new year for The Cohort –

In 2018, I wrote 20 columns for The Cohort, and what continually stood out to me was the women I talked to. I am grateful to the dozens of women who shared their time and insight to talk about the … → Read More

Pitch Us: Announcing The Vice Fellowship For Collegiate Reporting

Through dedicated mentoring and editing from the Vice staff, college journalists will have the resources to tackle on-the-ground reporting. → Read More

The Cohort newsletter: How to lead better brainstorms –

Programming note: Poynter closes briefly in December, so this newsletter will resume after the first of the year. I hope you enjoy the holidays. It’s that time of the year where we ask ourselves: What do we want to make next year? This typically leads to pulling people together in a room to brainstorm what this content could look like. Brainstorms can be magical — or they can be a complete bust.… → Read More

The stakes are higher for women in charge of safety

The first time I made a security decision, my stomach was in knots from the moment I said yes to the second I got the text confirming the → Read More

Rewarding, affirming, recharging: Why you should invest time in a women's digital media leadership academy

It’s an easy, cliché thing to say, but it’s true: Without Poynter-ONA women’s leadership academy, I wouldn’t be where I am today. → Read More

Raise your hand if you’re new here

On the first day of my first job in New York, I came into work with emails in my inbox linking to important documents and calendar invite → Read More

Write it down, cross it off

With 2019 just around the corner, here are eight recommendations for physical planners to make the most of your new year. → Read More

A new journalism conference wants to tackle power equity in newsrooms

OpenNews is hosting SRCCON:POWER in December, a place to dig deep into power structures, how they affect our journalism and most importantly, what we can do to make them more equitable. → Read More

‘How you doin'?’: It’s your turn to be Joey Tribbiani

Managers in these organizations won’t have the ability to shapeshift the entire process, but there are ways every manager can get the most out of annual reviews. → Read More

Know when to go

There’s a lot of excitement around new jobs, especially ones with shiny titles. But the Job Fairy didn’t slip an offer letter under my pillow one night. → Read More

The state of fertility benefits across the journalism industry

Data from the CDC shows that the number of women who have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term makes fertility issues more common than asthma. → Read More

An editor’s guide to creating an online portfolio

Crafting an online portfolio for these behind-the-scenes roles is all about showing the way you think. → Read More

More than two dozen resources journalists can use for mentoring, sourcing, invoicing and more

If you’ve ever looked at a website and thought “How did I live without you?,” this issue is for you. → Read More

Nearly three years later, a WDBJ anchor shares how her newsroom survived tragedy

On June 28, a man walked into the Capital Gazette newsroom and → Read More

Women in public-facing journalism jobs are exhausted by harassment

When Megan Greenwell started as Deadspin’s editor in chief → Read More

Advice for interns: Go beyond what's required, send handwritten thank you notes and find allies

Welcome to intern season. → Read More

Advice for interns: Go beyond what's required, send handwritten thank you notes and find allies

From person-to-person coaching and intensive hands-on seminars to interactive online courses and media reporting, Poynter helps journalists sharpen skills and elevate storytelling throughout their careers. → Read More

Finding a personal style at work is full of roadblocks for women

Blazer, blouse, skirt, heels. I pulled my go-to interview outfit out of my closet and tried it on in preparation for an upcoming job interview. → Read More

The Cohort: How to manage your money when you’re struggling

Last week I paid off my credit card. On the day I was laid off, I had $0 in credit card debt, and it took more than 530 days to get back to that spot. → Read More

The Cohort: We launched free coaching for women in journalism

Since the inception of the women’s leaderships programs by Poynter and the Online News Association in 2015, → Read More