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About the Meeting

Three themes, framed by recognition of the Power of Storytelling, emerged for further work from the Media Probe conducted on April 28-30, 2005: Cultivate “healthy journalists”, renewing the inner life of the journalist; Prepare the next generation, with an eye … Continue reading

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Book List

Synchronicity, Joseph Jaworsky Century of the Wind, Eduardo Galeano Leadership and the New Science, Margaret Wheatley Spiral Dynamics, Don Beck & Christopher Cowan The Field, Linn McTaggart At Home in the Universe, Stewart Kaufman Complexity, Mitchell Waldrop Chaos, James Gleick … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

On the last day, each participant reflected in silence, answering the following questions: v  What have you learned? v  What project idea do you want to pursue as a first next step? v  Who do you want to involve? Chris … Continue reading

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What’s Next: Key Themes

v  Purpose 2010: Journalism that matters for the 21st century. v  Themes Inner-Outer journalist Preparing the next generation journalists Emerging business model v  Fetzer funds next step and uses to connect with Soros Poynter Pew v  Capture the landscape from … Continue reading

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A moment to myself

Macy Gray, from the album How Life Is I saw a rainbow earlier today Lately those rainbow be comin´ round like everyday Deep in the struggle I have found the beauty of me God is watchin and the devil finally … Continue reading

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This Is It #2

This is It This is really It. This is all there is. And it’s perfect as It is. There is nowhere to go but Here. There is nothing here but Now. There is nothing now but This. And this is … Continue reading

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Searching For Meaning In A Changing World

Convener: Chris Peck Attendees: Karen Toering, Linda (Fetzer Inst), and Peggy Holman Submitted by:    Karen Chris opened the session noting challenges faced by journalists, many (particularly women) give up. The ongoing question: Am I doing the right thing? Karen- … Continue reading

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Next Generation Journalists

Convener: Nora Paul Participants: Scott, Jim, Eric, Stephen, Linda We spent some time in this discussion of “next generation journalists” talking about the current generation – their psyche and attitudes. Jim said that  a characteristic of today’s journalist is they … Continue reading

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What are New Directions for News

What are New Directions for News and other similar organizations doing to help establish a new vision for the media, and how can Fetzer and/or we coordinate, collaborate, and/or differentiate our activities vis-à-vis theirs? Convener: Jim Shaffer Attendees: Nora, Stephen, … Continue reading

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Relative Truths

Convener: Scott Libin Participants: Karen, Peggy Submitted by: Scott That’s a shorthand reference to a concept that is more complicated in its fullest sense.  We talked about the potential and limitations of the notion that truth is not always as objective … Continue reading

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