Journalism for Change

Journalism for Change

In this podcast consultants and organizational journalists Marijke Boessenkool, Mara Spruyt and Derk van der Pol inquire the topic of Generative Journalism. This term is coined by Peter Pula, founding father of Canadian news platform Axiom News. In our podcastseries we inquire this perspective on journalism and we discover how generative journalism can contribute to change, both in society and within organizations. From all over the world we interview persons who work with stories in society and organizations.

This podcast is a collaboration between Kessels & Smit The Learning Company, Axiom News and AI Practitioner. All episodes are transcribed and placed in the September Issue (2020) from AI Practitioner.

All Episodes

Our journey through this podcast series has, for now, come to an end. In this last episode we reflect upon our main insights. What got us thinking and how did it effect our work as organizational journalists? One concluding thought: you can't script an inquiry. For sure. With contributions Pachara Sungden a journalist in Thailand. And a voicemail from Peter Pula.

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Aug 2020

40 min 46 sec

In this episode we dive into stories of the present and stories of the future. Central questions in this episodes are: ‘How can GJ make a difference in current times. And “What stories and narratives contribute to a future that is needed or desired. We found out, along the way, that present and future cannot be inquired separately... We had interesting conversations with Dougald Hine (former BBC radio journalist, known from his podcast the Great Humbling) and Jacques Chlopczyk (founder of Beyond Storytelling.

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Aug 2020

51 min 51 sec

"If you don't understand the history, you can't cope with the future". In this episode we dive into the question how stories of the past matter in creating a desired future. We invited Peter Pula, and had a conversation with Griet Bouwen about the concept of story weaving: connecting different stories and voices. And we talk with Annet Scheringa about the art of 'Story Listening'. Furthermore, in sounds from the ground you'll meet Laura Schalkwijk. She tells about Story House Belvedere Rotterdam (het verhalenhuis) and what stories mean for an entire city. The city of Rotterdam.

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Aug 2020

1 hr

Peter Pula: "I'm more and more convinced as time goes on that relational presencing is the beginning point of all generative change". In this episode we dive into the importance of 'presence' in generative journalism. How can you be present when interviewing someone? And we noticed: having an agenda and script on the one hand and being present on the other hand, was quite a challenge in the interview we had with Peter Pula...

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Aug 2020

35 min 54 sec

In this first episode we introduce ourselves and our motivation to inquire the topic of Generative Journalism. How can we define this perspective on journalism? We interviewed Peter Pula, the founding father of this perspective on journalism, and founder of Axiom News. In this conversation we discover the five steps towards a generative journalistic approach in processes of change inside society and organizations. All episodes of Journalism for Change: a podcast inquiry on Generative Journalism are part of a collaboration between Kessels & Smit The Learning Company, Axiom News and AI Practitioner.

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Aug 2020

18 min 10 sec