Friday Five: Stories that matter, best podcasts for editors, master metrics, and more.

8 Time-Saving Tips for Creating a Flatplan for Your Magazine

A magazine flatplan is essential for keeping your team on track. Learn the basics of putting together a solid flatplan quickly and easily. (via

8 steps to upgrade your everyday news stories with ‘tiny narratives' 

Tiny narratives are compact anecdotes, sometimes only a few lines long, scattered throughout a fact-driven article. Those nuggets of humanity can help keep readers on the page at a time when news organizations are scrambling for the public’s attention. But it isn’t easy to do well. (via

Stories Matter 

"Stories are parables. Write and edit and tell yours with meaning, so each tale stands in for a larger message, each story a guidepost on our collective journey." (via

The 10 Best Content Marketing Podcasts for Editors and Magazine Marketers

How to become a better content marketer, editor, and writer by listening to these content marketing podcasts (via

Master your Metrics: How to Reach your Greatest Goals

"I am going to argue that it doesn’t matter so much how you set your goals, however, as long as you use a structured approach. I believe that the biggest impact on whether we achieve our goals is the metrics we choose to measure our progress towards success." (via

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