6. Professional Development & Opportunities
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"The Free Press is dedicated to constant improvement, but it's hard to find time for lengthy training sessions. We hold the 20-Minute Workout over lunch hours, brown-bagger training sessions that give the journalists in our newsroom a chance to share their expertise with colleagues."
"Improving as a writer needs to be a constant process. To keep our writers on track and help them cut out bad habits, we have the 21-Day Writing Challenge. Editor and reporter pick a bad habit for the writer to concentrate on for 21 days -- the time psychologists say it takes to change a habit. They then review raw copy and decide whether to repeat or pick another habit."