A heads up from the newly formed Solutions Journalism Network, (SJN). If you are interested in applying for $5,000 in reporting support for stories related to climate change, information follows.
David Bornstein, who is the founder of SJN, is the author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas. And he writes for the Fixes blog for the New York Times website.
says those who already show up and now showing up online.
My analysis: [link]
Somebody out there is doing far better than that! Please share your
examples or toot your horn.
We know (or at least it seems) most online news commenting is by angry
I recently spent time with Peter Pula, Axiom News Founder and CEO. Appreciative Inquiry, a practice that also informs Journalism That Matters, is at the heart of Axiom's approach to reporting. They call it generative journalism because they follow the energy of what's working. And that tends to generate productive outcomes.
Can you help crowd-source some local/regional news topics that would be
worthy of fundraising for? The survey is here … please check it out and
So far it looks like our top news beats are more-or-less the following:
I'm really excited for Journalism That Matters and the National Conference for Media Reform next week in Denver, and looking forward to seeing many of you out there.
We've built a really unique event. We have a public-square style Commons at the center of the space, which will feature live music, poetry readings, 3-D printing, soapbox speeches and wearable computers, 80+ sessions and hands-on workshops, a film festival, a dance party, a comedy showcase -- there is truly something for everyone<[link]>.
We just posted the complete list of sessions for the National Conference for Media Reform: [link]. I'm happy to talk to anyone who is interested or has more questions about the conference. Give me a call and let's chat and strategize about what you can get out of NCMR.
Here are the facts. The movie Grand Canyon (1991) contains a scene
relatively early in the movie. Kevin Kline is returning from a Laker's
game and his car goes kaput in a rather tough part of town and he calls
for a tow.
The other main character in the movie played by Danny Glover meets Kline
A reminder that the early-bird rate for JTM alumni/members to "Journalism
Is Dead; Long Live Journalism" ends in a few days. Please take advantage
of the $95.00 rate right away. We gather Wednesday and Thursday April 3-4
at the University of Denver.
Key goals are to (1) study the Denver/Front Range media ecosystem for signs of
I'm happy to say that Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine co-founder and executive editor is joining us in Denver on April 3 and 4 for Journalism is Dead, Long Live Journalism. - [link].
When I spoke to her today, she mentioned that she is part of a panel on the Solutions Journalism Network at the National Media Reform Conference. She also reminded me of her 10 minute TEDx talk on Appreciative Journalism. So I thought I'd share it with you:
As you wrap up the annual meeting, I wanted to be sure you knew that today is the last day for discounted tickets for the National Conference for Media Reform. NCMR takes place in Denver April 5-7 immediately following the big JTM gathering in Denver that week. Come take advantage of both!
How about something like this:
· If Project is a formal, professional, public-interest journalism program,
*it **must maintain a firewall between content decisions and any* advertising,
sponsorship or underwriting from businesses or institutions that it would
reasonably be expected to report on as a public-interest news source; nor
fiscal sponsorship for journalism.
Independent Arts & Media is a nonprofit fiscal sponsor with a special focus
on media and journalism projects. We were the bridge for the SF Public
Press while they awaited the final IRS ruling on their tax status, and we
I am resending this with a different subject line, though not unrelated.
If you or anyone you know of research or a study about the role of local
I have a recommendation for Krystal Knapp of Planet
mixes digital inclusion for diverse community voices, neighborhood and
civic engagement, and open government.
I will be in town briefly to lead the session. A similar gathering in
Seattle was a big success with dozens of community organizations attending.
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Hi, everyone. I just wanted to send a quick message to the list inviting
all of you to participate in a collaborative workspace (on Hackpad) created
to help innovators in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement explore
Can you help with a brief online survey about how you find the news you
This is to help inform a project I am involved with as a consultant for
the University of Missouri's Reynolds Journalism Institute, along with
Martin Langeveld, Joe Bergeron and Graf Mouen. Your input will be valuable