Journalism

Michelle Strutzenberger

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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.

Michelle Strutzenberger

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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.

Michelle Strutzenberger

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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.

Keith Hammonds

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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.

Jennifer Hemmingsen

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Collaborating with sources might not sound like such a big deal. After all, people do it all the time.

A Generative Conversation
Axiom News Canada founder and CEO Peter Pula facilitated a number of generative journalism workshops in the Netherlands recently. Several participants say they have a new sense of the possibilities in this approach as a result. Pictured above, attendees at the Leeuwarden workshop, Bouwe de Boer and Alef Dekker. Read more

Journalism

News agency to fuel, build on citizens’ engagement in economic and social transition

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.

Netherlands participants glimpse power in small stories and generative inquiry for societal transition

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.

Director, ‘believing without seeing,’ pioneers generative news in Belgium

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.

Briefs

Capitalizing on News-making/Digital Tools to Enhance a Community
How can we leverage the news-making and digital tools at our disposal to host an authentic, meaningful conversation that actually generates change in its relevant community? That’s the question surfacing among many of those whose work it is to capture and co-create the emerging story of an organization, community or system. In some ways, “capturing” the story can be the easy part. But how to have it “grow legs” and go out and make a better world? Is there a one-size-fits-all answer? What possibilities are people seeing on this front? What are you trying already? We’d love to hear from you on these questions. Please e-mail assignment(at)axiomnews.ca.
Wanted: Reporters to Cover Solutions in Global Health

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.

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How to Change the World Through Generative, Workplace Journalism

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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