Updates from June, 2013

  • Open House with Peter Pula, CEO of Axiom News

    10:56 am on June 19, 2013 | 1 Comment Permalink

    Location:  The Hub Seattle, Glass Room, 220 2nd Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104

    When finding solutions is part of the journalist’s job

    As noted earlier this month in a Nieman Journalism Lab post by Jan Schaffer, journalism that activates is becoming a trend.

    Peter Pula, who started Axiom News, has 15 years of experience with doing what he calls “generative journalism”.  Founded on the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, it is a strengths-based approach for propelling communities and organizations towards their highest potential.  And to support their journalism, Axiom News has a business model that works.

    Learn more by coming to The Hub Seattle anytime between 9:00am and 4:00pm on Wednesday, June 26th.  Peter, along with Mike Fancher, former editor of the Seattle Times and Peggy Holman, co-founder of Journalism That Matters will be there.  In the spirit of Journalism That Matter’s unconferences, the conversation will center around the interests of the people who come.

    At 11:00am, Peter will say a few words about Axiom News informed by the morning’s conversations.

    Our purpose for gathering: to learn, make new connections, strengthen the web of the news and information community in the area, and to connect with other communities from around the world who are working in similar directions.

    So join us.  And bring your friends.

    Peggy Holman and Mike Fancher

    Brought to you by the Seattle Journalism Commons, a project of Journalism That Matters

  • Washington News Council Hearing

    10:26 am on May 30, 2013 | 0 Comment Permalink

    The Washington News Council will hold a public hearing on a complaint against The Seattle Times from Dr. Richard Wollert, a Vancouver psychologist. The hearing will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1, at Town Hall Seattle. Audience members will be invited to vote along with the WNC’s Hearings Board. Doors open to public at 8:30 a.m. There is no admission charge.

  • NW Journalism Scholarships

    12:38 pm on March 20, 2013 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: AAJA, Journalism Education, Journalism Scholarships, , Washington Coalition for Open Government,

    Deadlines are nearing for several Northwest journalism scholarship programs, including:

    AAJA Seattle

    Washington News Council

    Northwest Journalists of Color

    Washington Coalition for Open Government, which offers a $1,000 cash prize for the Washington State high school junior or senior who writes the winning essay about the importance of open government.

    Let us know of other opportunities.

  • Goodbye and thank you from Seattle PostGlobe

    3:16 pm on July 29, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink

    Farewell article via Sally Deneen -PostGlobe Co-founder and Curator

    We started as a nonprofit news site created by laid-off staffers of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer after the 146-year-old paper printed its last edition on what for others was a festive St. Patrick’s Day in 2009. More than 100 journalists lost their jobs as the paper scaled down its staff and went online-only. Some ended their journalism careers that day, as newspaper jobs nationally continued to evaporate – nearly 15,000 other print journalists lost their jobs that year.

    A recap of some of our major enterprise:

    (Photo by Mike Kane)
    * Eric Ruthford explored how gangs are turning from selling drugs to selling girls for sex as part of a special series on teen prostitution in Seattle.
    * Our reality check on the King County 10-year plan to end homelessness revealed shortcomings; no one could think of a single homeless program that will close for lack of demand.

    * We broke the story about City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco getting a $40,000 bonus from the city.  It’s impossible to know if another reporter would have discovered that eventually. But we may never have known had we not been there.
    * We broke the story of how Seattle might ban smoking in parks.
    * We “ truth-squaded ” the proposal by King County Council members to have Seattle pay for the downtown bus tunnel and were the only ones to report Metro believes Seattle was already paying its fair share.
    * We were the only ones first to report a bit of Seattle history – the sale of four old ferries that cruised Puget Sound for decades. And we were the only ones to chronicle their departure for a scrap yard in Mexico.

    [Read More]

  • May 23 – Tweetup: Why Local Doesn’t Scale

    1:01 pm on May 23, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: Block by Block, hyperlocal, tweetup

    From Jessica Durkin, co-author of the Seattle Media Landscape report for the New America Foundation

    “I will be hosting a Twitter chat on Monday (5/23), 8 pm ET with
    Baristanet’s Debra Galant to talk about the recently launched
    Authentically Local campaign that aims to reclaim locally-owned and
    operated news sites. Authentically Local has so far 30 signers to the
    campaign, all hyperlocal or community news publishers from across the
    country. The campaign emerges as corporate media companies are
    launching local digital sites to compete for advertising dollars.

    Twitter Chat: Why local doesn’t scale, with Debra Galant of Baristanet
    8 pm ET
    Monday 5/23

    About Authentically Local: http://authenticallylocal.com/
    Blog post about AL: Hyperlocal news publishers defend localism in face
    of media chain expansion. http://mybxb.com/52937772

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica Durkin
    Block by Block community manager
    New America Foundation Media Policy Initiative fellow”

  • [UPDATE - Dorothy Parvaz now released] Journalism that Matters PNW supports the Free Dorothy Campaign

    11:38 am on May 6, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: Dorothy Parvaz, press freedom, Seattle PI

    ***UPDATE 5/18/11*** Dorothy has been released. Read about her experience about being detained in Syria from Al-Jazeera here

    Journalism that Matters Pacific Northwest joins the Asian American Journalists Association and others in calling on the Syrian government to assist in the safe return of  Dorothy Parvaz, a former staff member of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, currently working for Al Jazeera. She has been missing in Syria since Friday, April 29.

    JTMPNW encourages others in our region to join in this effort by writing to:

    Ambassador Imad Moustapha

    Embassy of Syria

    2215 Wyoming Ave N.W.

    Washington D.C. 20008 USA

    To support the campaign to Free Dorothy, please “Like” the Free Dorothy page on Facebook and Tweet a message of support with hashtag #FreeDorothy. People across Facebook are also replacing their profile pictures with the supporting graphic in this post.

    Here’s a sample tweet: “We stand with @AAJA in calling for the safe return of Dorothy Parvaz @dparvaz from Syria. Join the #freedorothy campaign here http://ow.ly/4OSew”

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