JTM-PNW-Friday morning at Journalism That Matters Pacific Northweset
Here are additional notes by Bill Densmore of Friday morning's convening at the Journalism That Matters-Pacific Northwest event at the University of Massachusetts. More than 230 participants are participating over three days and there are about 80 people already "in the circle" at 9 a.m. PACIFIC this morning.
Morning comments from around the circle
- Michelle Ferrier: Alice Walker, "In Search of My Mother's Garden," which talks about artists creating the world.
- Al xxxx "I as here yesterday and I used to work with Tracy Record. Listening to Tracy speak and realizing when we worked together in a newsroom with 100 people ... When you work in large groups in traditional journalism you have a community built into what you do. And what I've found very gratifying about being here is when you work independently in a small community group or as a blogger, I think engaging with community is something I long for. Be here offers that. We have to create communities in different ways."
- Phil Good from Vancouver, Canada, from a co-op radio station. The are in Canada's poorest neighbor. A total of 400 volunteer programmers. He has learned to appreciate what's been created over the last 35 years. Many early folks there now work for the CBC. "A lot of people I've met have been involved in similar situations. Contemplate the importance of what you are doing."
- John Hammer, Washington News Council." What is journalism in 2010? It is being redefined. He reflects on the quality of the discussion yesterday.
- Sara Jane Siegfried: She used to work at Boeing, which knew about open-source software. The idea that information is now open source -- extending the beta-test idea to the story itself she really likes.
- Mike Fancher: Yesterday as we sat in tables and talked to each other, the tendence when meeting new people is to share in terms of thoughts you had before and things you've said before. By the end of the evening, his mindset was shifting to waht he was learning from Zack, Lion, Andrew and Michelle. He is now focusing on what he'll be learning. We lead our loves around where we have been and not where we are going.
- Mitsui Cook: From Hawaii, has been working in Vietnam since the Vietnam war. What's missing in America: We are in human bodies, but we have lost, forgotten, misplaced how to feel. In the summer, she was invited to speak Korea.
Now the group resolves into picking discussion sessions. Here's the list of sessions.