Gathering centred on how communities, journalists can thrive together igniting new connections, possibilities
Wednesday October 21, 2015
An energy for discovering and bringing to life journalism’s deeper promise is still pulsing days after a gathering in Portland, Oregon, inspiring participants to new connections and possibilities.
“My hope has been renewed,” says Renee Mitchell, admitting she had long bought into the pessimist view that journalism was basically a dying industry, gasping for its last breath, which "deeply saddened her."
“But I now recognize that what is bubbling up in the void between what was and what is coming is not new journalism but next journalism, where the possibilities are endless on how to use technology to tell stories that build, empower and inspire community. That's what’s so exciting for me."
Northern B.C. islands on a discovery path of what it looks like to cultivate grassroots leadership
Friday October 9, 2015
A place on the Masset Village shoreline that resident Joan Ewson took the lead in getting cleaned up several weeks ago is still litter-free. She’s so energized by this and how it happened that she’s about ready to tackle the rest of the shoreline.
Community Foundations of Canada to make belonging a major focus of its work for next 3 years
Tuesday October 6, 2015
Based on the findings of a report about belonging in Canada, the national network of Canada’s 191 community foundations, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), has stated it will make belonging a major focus of its work for the next three years.
When 140 gigantic portraits of local residents were unfurled across the outside wall of a school last year, a shift began to occur in the village of Delburne, Alberta. As community members stopped to appreciate the portraits, the possibilities for new and deepened connections between them, new perspectives on each another and even new ways that they might work together began to come to life.
Imagine what a conversation can bring: the understanding that could be gained, the connections made, the strengthening of relationships that could develop when we take the time to inquire about the food we eat and where it comes from.
Playfulness and co-creating our community’s new narrative
Wednesday September 23, 2015
Co-creating our community’s new narrative should have some element of playfulness. That’s the energy that’s swirling after a number of Axiom News team members participated in some artful, fun and serious community gatherings this past week — and gamely tried a few new and playful things in the process.
Leaders in media, community building ask what they can give each other
Tuesday September 15, 2015
A bonding began to occur within a circle convened by Axiom News founder and CEO Peter Pula in a call last week. The intent of the gathering was to explore the possibilities in sparking a cross-community alliance for a local, living new narrative.