Ask for your 10 percent, or 20
Take 10-20 percent of your time and work on a project of your choosing.
This is where your gmail was born.
In the newsroom, four hours could produce another multimedia element to a story. A video or slideshow or cool aspect to that weekender you have to produce anyway.
Let’s all start asking our editors: Give me a few hours, or maybe even a day, and leave me alone. Or ask nicer than that.
Then use that time to do something cool and make better journalism.
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