Freelancer Appreciation Week

Freelancer Appreciation Week

How to show freelancers you care, this week and every week. Like a lot of agencies, we rely on freelancers. And as a former freelancer myself, I work hard to follow that old golden rule and treat people like I'd want to be treated. Here are some tips for showing your...

Holiday Gift Guide for Writers

If you're still looking for gift ideas for writers, co-workers and friends on your list -- or for that pesky office Secret Santa gift -- I've got you covered. Gifts for co-workersMore gift ideas for anyone on your list (branded content created for Staples)Gift ideas...

Extending the ladder

to high school journalists It meant a lot to me as a high school journalist to meet and learn from pros already in the field. Luckily, one of my Dad's best friends and poker buddies was the editor of the local paper, Jim Shumaker (on whom the Shoe cartoon was based)....

Time off for Election Day

Early weekend voting makes it easier for many people to exercise their rights to vote. But we can make it simpler still by giving staff paid time off to go to the polls on Election Day or even engage in other Election Day activities. (Some states already have outlines...

Tribute to Cokie Roberts

Back when I was just starting my career, Cokie Roberts was my icon. I was working in government affairs and media relations and I loved listening to her reporting on the Congress I was working with every day. Photo by Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio I revered...