On one of my last evenings in Barcelona a few of us gathered at a cozy shop in an old part of the city called La Villa de Gracias (the Village of Gratitude) to talk over mango milkshakes and crepes.
About a dozen people from about half-a-dozen countries gather in the coastal city of Barcelona, Spain this weekend to talk about the future of an effort they are all dedicated to — enabling local, strengths-based responses to community issues. I am honoured to join them at their invitation as a member of the Axiom News team.
My most exciting recent moments in working with Axiom News have been those in which a synergy has occurred in the course of a conversation I’m having with someone — whether that’s an interviewee, our team here or a client.
NYU professor Jay Rosen, one of the more thoughtful voices in the long-running Future of Journalism conversation, recently announced that he’ll be joining the as-yet formless mass media venture being hatched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
Collaborating with sources might not sound like such a big deal. After all, people do it all the time.
Whether it’s technical expertise or small- to medium-sized businesses, the Netherlands holds an abundance of assets that have been in large part unrecognized and unappreciated. Yet it is exactly these “un-glorified” gifts that could ring in the country’s future thriving.
Annemieke Mintjes admits she felt unsure about the “fun” generative journalism training exercise she’d just been asked to complete: Head to the streets, stop virtual strangers and ask them a set of “generative” questions around the topic of sustainability.
While a network of 1,900 Belgian organizations dedicated to social tourism was already strong, when Marianne Schapmans heard about generative news, her sense of what else might be possible was awakened, she says.
From a story on how an urban slum is improving its sanitation to what’s keeping smoking rates low in a European country, a new initiative invites reporters to make proposals for news stories that cover solutions in global health. The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting is partnering with the Solutions Journalism Network to host the project. Proposals must include a credible plan for broad distribution of the resulting work. Learn more about Pulitzer’s criteria here.
This isn't quite hot off the press, but continues to offer valuable insights for anyone interested in a fun, new method to engage the people in your organization and beyond. Outlining a framework for generative, workplace journalism, author Peter Pula describes the different factors in play when it comes to organizations effectively and consistently engaging employees and other people who have a stake in the organization. The importance of engaging stakeholders, asking catalytic questions, writing well and posting frequently is explored. Find it here.
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4 days 23 hours agoIn case you missed it, this week's Axiom enews: Urban Renewal & Thrivable Investing http://t.co/ZyjKTE4oqc
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5 days 3 hours agoVery intrigued to learn more abt Spirit of Humanity forum underway in Iceland, a new global network 4 change in governance. #sohforum
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