Commonplace Pages

Jul 18

Me and @albertocairo (at Periscopic)

Me and @albertocairo (at Periscopic)

Jul 01

“… tap into the strong desire of young news consumers to not stop at the water’s edge but get involved and take action. We don’t have the prescription for making Philadelphia a better city, We want to give people megaphones and build communities around topics of interest.” — Jim Brady (via: Rieder: Taking another plunge into digital news)

Jun 22

A: It’s not so much a skill but perspectives: why is this story important to my audience, and what does my audience want to know about subject? How do I tell the story so my audience is not only informed but engaged?

Bruce on skills.

” — Bruce Koon | Mentor | The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Jun 17

Hashtags Don’t Make Movements, People Do ← Ochre -


Honored A Fourth Act is among the first two stories in Blue Chalk Media’s new digital publication We appreciate how they frame our collaborative approach:

Now, however, he is moving the conversation from interacting with an audience to interacting with a community. The change reflects the grassroots sensibilities of Laura, his wife and partner. And it mirrors a shift in the media industry.

and insights…

In short, media makers are not simply seeking interactivity. They are making efforts to involve subjects, reach affected communities and address public concerns.

and belief in the power of convening…

HARVIS takes this trend a step further, into a realm easy to overlook in the digital era: physical space. Engagement with HARVIS means involving people in a common story. More literally, it means putting people together in a room to share personal stories within the context of a greater story

and our passions

It aims to use community feedback to identify issues, facilitate conversation and, ultimately, empower communities to solve problems.

Laura sees stories not simply as news, but as narrative therapy. She believes storytellers can heal themselves.

More: Hashtags Don’t Make Movements, People Do

New approach to journalism to spark deeper public engagement on policy issues - Knight Foundation -

Deliberative Polling involves questioning a random sample of people about their opinions on a particular topic. After an initial survey, the sample is provided with detailed information that gives equal weight to different perspectives about the topic. This information is discussed in small groups and then altogether with experts. The sample is then asked the original questions again. By comparing the “before” and “after” results, researchers can discover the best information tools for a particular audience.

Harvis can do this.

Jun 13

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Vivek Bald -

In a sense, this is one of the challenges I see in terms of how we create or set up our audiences’ experiences. The experience of engaging with an interactive story is never going to be the same as watching a film with other people in a theater, and we shouldn’t be trying to replicate that experience in a new form. But I do think it is important to think through what a simultaneous, collective, visceral experience might look like in this new idiom.

Thanks Harvis.

Jun 11

Finding the Balance Between Coaching and Managing -

Leaders can learn to be more collaborative as opposed to always being directive. They can learn the skill of helping people to discover solutions rather than always first offering advice. They can learn how satisfying it is to treat others with consummate respect…

File under management and leadership… and teaching.

Jun 08

Rocking @hollywoodtheatr with Stories in Movement (at The Hollywood Theatre)

Rocking @hollywoodtheatr with Stories in Movement (at The Hollywood Theatre)

Jacqueline Novogratz: Patient capitalism -

I learned then that listening isn’t just about patience, but that when you’ve lived on charity and dependent your whole life long, it’s really hard to say what you mean. And, mostly because people never really ask you, and when they do, you don’t really think they want to know the truth. And so then I learned that listening is not only about waiting, but it’s also learning how better to ask questions.



Jacqueline Novogratz shares stories of how “patient capital” can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services — and dignity — to the world’s poorest.

via: TED Radio Hour’s Haves And Have-Nots.

“Walking down the street will become risker as data is literally cast into your field of vision; life will feel more filtered and moral responsibilities more abstracted; meaning could decay in relationships that have long been based on direct physical interaction…” — 5 Hidden Assumptions of Tech Privilege