"Groups with the same membership fall into patterns and habits that can discourage creativity. Our comfort with one another can lead to complacency. Research suggests that adding new minds, people with different backgrounds, personalities and expertise can improve the quality of ideas in a team."
— Jill Geisler, with tips on how to foster creativity in newsrooms - read more on Poynter.
"But guidelines aren’t laws — the Justice Department’s guidelines, like North Korea’s free-press law, proved worthless as soon as they proved untidy."
— Al Tompkins, in “Why the Justice Department ‘better have a damned good explanation’ for seizing AP phone records,” on Poynter today.
"At Bloomberg, reporters could sit at their desks and use a keyboard function to see the last time an official of the Federal Reserve logged on. And the Justice Department obtained the records of The Associated Press from phone companies with no advance notice, giving it no chance to challenge the action. The absence of friction has led to a culture of transgression. Clearly, if it can be known, it will be known."
— David Carr, Snooping and the news media: it’s a two way street (via soupsoup)