The shift to virtual work has upended many aspects of the newsroom, from how collaborative investigative pieces are pulled together to the way new hires and interns are brought onboard. In SABEW’s next training session, we’ll look at how leaders from various news organizations are navigating these changes. We’ll talk about how to keep standards high and consistent in a virtual environment, share strategies for working collaboratively on long-term projects, and explore how to maintain a corporate culture when everyone is working remotely. We’ll also talk about what skills college students and others interested in landing first jobs in virtual newsrooms should be developing.
Katherine Cho, Bloomberg News
Kyung Bok (Katherine) Cho is the Executive Editor of Breaking News at Bloomberg. She joined the company’s Seoul bureau as a stock-market reporter in 2006 and later worked in Tokyo and Hong Kong before moving to New York in March 2020. Prior to joining Bloomberg, she worked in the Korean local media as a reporter for the Dong-A Ilbo newspaper.
Andrés Martínez, The Wall Street Journal
Andrés Martínez is the senior editor for newsroom internships at the Wall Street Journal. Prior to the Journal he spent 15 years reporting from more than a dozen countries on four continents. During a 13-year career at Bloomberg News he worked as a reporter, editor and bureau chief, leading coverage during the 2009 coup in Honduras, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Argentina’s financial collapse. He most recently was a trainer in the Bloomberg newsroom in New York. Andrés began his career as a crime reporter in McAllen, Texas, at the Monitor newspaper on the border with Mexico. He’s a proud alumni of the Dow Jones News Fund, and he graduated from New York University in 2005. He was born in northern Virginia and his family is from Nicaragua.
Jim Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jim Nelson is business editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He also teaches business journalism and editing at Marquette University. Jim has been an editor for the Journal Sentinel in business news and, before that, in local news, since the 1995 merger of the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel. During the coronavirus pandemic, he’s the team leader for economics and business coverage for the Journal Sentinel and the 10 other Gannett papers in Wisconsin. At the Milwaukee Sentinel, he covered City Hall, Milwaukee County government and state issues, including agriculture, environment, business and Native American treaty rights. He also previously worked at three other Wisconsin papers. Jim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in economics and political science.