Mapping the Newsroom

Submitted by PeggyHolman on Fri, 04/04/2008 – 9:00pm

While preparing for News Tools 2008, a small group, including Chris PeckChris O’brienMartin ReynoldsKara AndradeKaliya HamlinDave CohnStephen Silha, and Peggy Holman, and others came together to develop a value network map of the existing news room:

And a first pass at key roles and relationships of the emerging “news ecology”:

PHOTOS by Ytaelena López

The value network analysis process developed by Verna Allee has been used successfully in a number of settings. This
process examines organizations or industries as networks in order to
increase cross-boundary collaboration and productivity. The essential
focus is on how work gets discussed and done through both formal and
informal networks. This approach focuses on how work is performed and how change is implemented. For
example, the Boeing Company utilized this approach to create a new
organization from the ground up in order to design, build and manage
its new 787 Dreamliner fleet.

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About Peggy Holman

Peggy Holman supports organizations and communities to uncover creative responses to complex challenges using innovative engagement processes. The Change Handbook, co-authored with Tom Devane and Steven Cady, documents many such processes. The book is the considered the definitive resource for leaders and consultants working to increase resilience, agility, and collaboration in organizations and other social systems. Peggy co-founded Journalism that Matters in 2001 with three journalists to support the pioneers who are shaping the emerging news and information ecology. Peggy’s latest book, Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity, supports people facing disruptions to invite others to join them in realizing new possibilities.