How can journalism skills help us in L&D?

Asking good questions, listening carefully, checking facts: all skills associated with journalists. But these are the exact same skills that can help us improve as learning and development (L&D) professionals.

On this week’s GoodPractice Podcast, L&D’s editor-in-chief Martin Couzins joins Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson to share his insight into the crossover between those two professions, and the lessons you can learn from journalism.

Show notes

The Jeremy Paxman v Michael Howard interview that Martin referenced can be viewed on YouTube at:

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report can be found at:

The tl;dr version can be found at TechCrunch, which includes a bullet list of key points and a highlights version:

A good demo of Hololens can be seen here: .

The official Microsoft page for Hololens is at:

This video demonstration of a Hololens game demonstrates Ross’ point about the relatively low-quality graphics:

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Next week, our guest is international speaker Ger Driesen, who will be sharing his advice for getting started delivering online learning.

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If you’d like to share your thoughts on the show, you can find Martin on Twitter @MartinCouzins, Ross @RossGarnerGP and Owen @OwenFerguson.

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