Manage Yourself, Lead Others: The JAWS Leadership Workshop in Washington, D.C. on May 7

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May 7, 2016

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


1325 G St NW #730, Washington, D.C. 20005


Cost (includes lunch): $50 for JAWS members,

$85 for non-members (includes optional JAWS event membership*)

Sign up at


Workshop goals:

  • Provide participants with key leadership skills to help themselves and others succeed in today’s media environment.
  • Prepare existing and emerging leaders to step up in their organizations.
  • To improve journalism and media organizations through effective leadership.

Workshop description:

This one-day workshop for existing and emerging journalism leaders will address the skills needed in today’s media organizations, from legacy to startup.

Participants will leave with new tools for:

  • Assessing, establishing and sustaining positive, productive, and innovative workplace cultures.
  • Leading and accelerating change.
  • Helping others improve their performance through coaching and feedback.
  • Mastering negotiation and conflict resolution.

The workshop will be led by Jill Geisler, The Bill Plante Chair in Leadership & Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago. Geisler teaches and coaches media leaders worldwide. She will be joined by the following diverse team of veteran journalism managers who will provide customized coaching to participants:

roberta_baskinRoberta Baskin – Executive Director, AIM2Flourish

Baskin has served as the executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, the senior Washington correspondent for “NOW with Bill Moyers,” senior investigative producer for the ABC News magazine “20/20,” chief investigative correspondent for the CBS News magazine “48 Hours,” and contributed special reports to the “CBS Evening News.” In March 2014, she joined the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where her mission with AIM2Flourish, a global management school initiative connecting her with business school professors in 36 countries and counting, has been to expose radical innovation by companies who choose to be bold agents of change.

juliemoosmugJulie Moos – Senior Digital Editor for McClatchy’s Washington Bureau of McClatchy

As shared news director for McClatchy, Julie works across 30 newsrooms to lead digital innovation. Julie writes Morning from McClatchy, a daily newsletter ​enjoy​ed by thousands of readers, and manages a national news team, a breaking news team and a data team. She is also part of a small corps of Stanford-trained design thinkers who work with small teams in rapid cycles to create change across the company. Julie is a Sulzberger Leadership Fellow and a Georgetown adjunct faculty member. Julie joined McClatchy in 2013. Before that, Julie worked at the Poynter Institute for 12 years and at WRAL for seven years. She lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband Gary and son Colter.​

carline_watsonCarline Watson – Executive Producer of NPR’s “All Things Considered”

Carline Watson is the executive producer of NPR’s award-winning afternoon newsmagazine “All Things Considered” and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the show. Previously, she served as executive producer of NPR’s Identity and Culture Unit and before that she was executive producer of NPR’s “Tell Me More.” In January 1996, Watson came to work at NPR as an editorial assistant on “Weekend Edition Sunday.” Since that time she has worked on the first iteration of satellite radio, “News and Notes,” and was the first producer and on-air director of “The Tavis Smiley Show.” She later served as supervising senior producer for NPR’s news talk-show “Talk of the Nation.”

sheila_solomonSheila Solomon – Manager, Recruiting & Interns at Rivet Radio

Sheila Solomon is an award-winning former newspaper reporter and editor. Two years ago she signed on with digital startup Rivet Radio to work as a producer and manage the internship program. Among her honors is the Ida B. Wells award, given by Medill and the National Association of Black Journalists.

CarolGuensburg-mugCarol Guensburg – Writer and Editor, Voice of America

Carol Guensburg writes and edits for Voice of America (VOA News), which she joined in April 2014. She also co-founded the award-winning American Food Roots, an online magazine of food and culture; served as founding director of a University of Maryland program for working journalists to enrich coverage of child/family policies; and edited and reported for several newspapers, primarily the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Sign up for the event at

*Must meet membership criteria and be approved for new membership. During registration, those wanting to take advantage of the optional JAWS event membership should select “new member” on the online registration form. To opt out, select “non-member” on the online registration form.