Journalism Archive

‘The Future is Already in the Room’

5 stories of hopeful shifts in journalism, neighbourhoods, politics, a faith community & the economy

Last year we were thrilled to illuminate some incredible stories — stories that reveal our preferred future is already, in many ways, in the room.

'Outliers' Manifesting a Preferred Future Want to Widen the Circle

We are actualizing something by how we’re meeting together: Peter Pula

From outliers to renegades, pirates and solitary forest wanderers, a few words cropping up in an international dialogue on Generative Journalism and the New Narrative Arts hosted by Axiom News this week surfaced a shared sense of being on the edge of something — the thrilling but also often lonely and anxiety-ridden edge.

Directly linked to that, there was a pulsing theme of gratitude to have found one another — to have discovered companions or, better yet, fellow pirates, as Jocasta Boone said, for the ongoing adventure into the unknown.

Axiom Field of Generative Journalism Being Born in the Moment

Dialogic co-learning draws on gifts, energies in the room to shape the practice

A sense that the field of Generative Journalism is being born in the moment emanated from last week’s MaestroConference call engaging people from five countries.

Diverse Worldviews Aside, Who Wants to Join in Co-creating a New Future?

Initiative to accelerate and bloom Generative Journalism and the New Narrative Arts lands on clarifying question

As things continue to move forward around accelerating and blooming Generative Journalism and the New Narrative Arts, a conversation amongst a core team yesterday ran into the prickly question of how much energy to put into engaging those with diverse worldviews.

Renewed Hope for Journalism Creates Shifts

Gathering centred on how communities, journalists can thrive together igniting new connections, possibilities

An energy for discovering and bringing to life journalism’s deeper promise is still pulsing days after a gathering in Portland, Oregon, inspiring participants to new connections and possibilities.

“My hope has been renewed,” says Renee Mitchell, admitting she had long bought into the pessimist view that journalism was basically a dying industry, gasping for its last breath, which "deeply saddened her."

“But I now recognize that what is bubbling up in the void between what was and what is coming is not new journalism but next journalism, where the possibilities are endless on how to use technology to tell stories that build, empower and inspire community. That's what’s so exciting for me."

Calgary’s Generative Journalism Co-op Continues to Draw Interest, Support

Possibilities for impact highlighted through co-housing success

The willingness of half a dozen people to join the New Scoop interim board is one indication of the appetite for an alternative news platform in Calgary.

Going Out on a Limb for a Generative Story

Playfulness and co-creating our community’s new narrative

Co-creating our community’s new narrative should have some element of playfulness. That’s the energy that’s swirling after a number of Axiom News team members participated in some artful, fun and serious community gatherings this past week — and gamely tried a few new and playful things in the process.

Circle Bonds in First Call for Adventure into New Narrative Arts

Leaders in media, community building ask what they can give each other

A bonding began to occur within a circle convened by Axiom News founder and CEO Peter Pula in a call last week. The intent of the gathering was to explore the possibilities in sparking a cross-community alliance for a local, living new narrative.

Community News Agenda Takes Shape

Open Space circle reveals passions of Peterborough Dialogues media makers

Story ideas shimmered, like diamonds in the rough, within a recent Open Space circle for the Peterborough Dialogues media site.

A Season of Growth for Peterborough Dialogues

Deepening roots suggest abundant possibilities for fall

Autumn is harvest time, and the Peterborough Dialogues has been growing deeper and stronger roots for community building and learning.