Successful newsrooms need leadership and teamwork. 2018’s Anchor Leadership Summit trained more than 70 local news anchors in coaching and trust-building skills. In July 2019, RTDNA and the Loyola University Chicago School of Communication presented an expanded leadership workshop designed for television and radio anchors and producers and digital producers. Nearly 100 producers and anchors came away with coaching skills and leadership know-how that inspire top performance at the news desk and in the newsroom.
The health and safety of event attendees is always our first priority, and we have been monitoring COVID-19 developments, particularly the WHO, CDC and federal and local guidelines, closely.
We know your work and home lives have been upended, and while we hope the spread of this disease has slowed well before our planned July event, we also know that there will be long-term impacts to navigate. So we have made the decision not to move forward with the 2020 summit.
We are thankful to all the journalists working tirelessly to keep their communities informed. We hope you can use your time in July for rest and relaxation, and we plan to bring the program back stronger than ever in the future.
In the meantime, RTDNA and Loyola are discussing other ways to continue supporting anchors and producers — but from a distance for now. Visit our coronavirus coverage and safety guidelines here and stay tuned for additional resources.