Tag Archives: journalism

Stories for Navigating the Waves of Change

How can journalists discern what stories are most useful for helping us navigate through turbulent times? One way to decide is by understanding the roles people play in changing times. I recently described some key roles on the Seapoint Center leadership blog. In brief: Stabilizers maintain the old systems and structures, for better and worse. […]

Mapping the News and Information Ecosystem

Envisioning what the news and information ecosystem looks like contributes to creating it. Understanding a complex system is no easy task. Maps simplify reality to highlight useful distinctions. They give form to an abstract idea, like a news and information ecosystem. Just as nature’s ecosystem is a community of living organisms — plants, animals and microbes — […]

The Changing News and Information Ecosystem: What Can You Do?

How can you contribute to a healthy journalism ecosystem? Picture a news and information ecosystem that not only informs, but also engages, inspires, and activates.  Imagine journalism that helps us navigate through uncertainty, contextualizing conflict and struggle within aspirations and hope. Envision telling stories of possibility, highlighting diverse voices, using diverse forms, and engaging with each […]

Journalism for Navigating Uncertainty: The Diversity Principle

Innovation demands diversity, using our differences creatively. I was speaking with an African-American colleague about the news. Growing up in an economically disadvantaged part of Los Angeles, the stories never reflected his reality. So he never developed a news habit. His story points to a key aspect of diversity — diversity of voice. The Maynard […]