Strategic plan for the Iowa State Daily: 2011

Strategic plan for the Iowa State Daily: 2011

Over the spring of 2011 I put a lot of thought into what the future of the Daily should be, as well as my future: I was debating whether or not to apply to be Editor-in-Chief. Although I ultimately decided not to apply (I wanted to try my hand at the Meredith Apprentice Program), I did complete an 11-page strategic plan for the Daily’s publication board, outlining what steps I thought the Daily should take going forward.

My plan had two main parts: How to make the Daily stronger as a publication, and how to make it a better, more educational work environment for the students involved. The former is typical fodder for strategic plans, but the latter, I think, makes my plan stand out.

The entire document can be found here.

(By the way, Jake Lovett ended up doing a great job as EIC).

1 Comment

  • Iowa State Daily | Sarah E. Binder

    February 3, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    […] Strategic Plan: A few months later, I considered applying for the Daily’s top job, Editor in Chief. As part of the application, I had to create a strategic plan explaining to the Publication Board what steps I thought the Daily should take going forward. Even though I ended up not applying, creating the plan was a very educational and worthwhile experience. […]