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ivoh | January 17, 2018

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AboutBill Mitchell, Author at ivoh'

Bill Mitchell I'm a journalist/teacher working as a consultant with Images & Voices of Hope. Bio in brief: Bill Mitchell is a Poynter Affiliate who most recently led Poynter’s entrepreneurial and international programs and served as a member of its faculty. Previously, Bill headed for 10 years. Before joining Poynter in 1999, he worked as editor of Universal New Media (‘95-‘99) and director of electronic publishing at the San Jose Mercury News (‘92-‘95). Bill previously was a reporter, editor, Washington correspondent and European correspondent for the Detroit Free Press & Knight Ridder, and a bureau chief for TIME. He has twice served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes. He and his wife, Carol, have three grown children and three grandchildren.

Posts By Bill Mitchell

Raul Ramirez: Journalists as agents of truth in all forms

November 20, 2013 |

Before he died of cancer last week, Raul Ramirez revised an essay he wrote several years ago as part of an ivoh series, Voices & Values of Journalism, created with the support of the Fetzer Institute and the Janet Prindle … Read More

A building block in restorative narrative: Turning point as bridge

September 4, 2013 |

As a former Detroiter with ongoing ties and affection for the city, I found myself swinging between despair and hope as I read Monica Davey’s New York Times piece about the various schemes plotting its resurrection.

The story reminded me of several I reported as city-county bureau chief for the Free Press nearly 40 years ago. As far as I know, none of the elaborate plans for mass transit or neighborhood development that I wrote about ever finished the journey from idea to reality.

That’s one reason I was struck by the last couple of graphs of Davey’s story.  Read More

Hard truths and painful inspiration:
Restorative narrative after Boston

July 11, 2013 |

Earlier this week, ivoh founder Judy Rodgers sent a note to the organization’s Core Team with a link to a video presented on the New York Times website.

The video tells the story of Marathon bombing … Read More

From Politico’s Roger Simon: A counterintuitive look at what makes a country great

July 4, 2013 |

Interviews with losing contestants in the Miss America Pageant is not your usual Fourth of July media fare. But I hope you’ll find in Roger’s Simon’s column — presented originally on this day in 1976 and re-published every July Fourth since … Read More

Free webinar explores heart & power of photography

June 3, 2013 |

If you’re interested in refining your photographic skills and sensibilities as tools for provoking social change, this free webinar produced by PhotoWings and AshokaU is for you.

The welcome by PhotoWings President and Founder Suzie Katz will give you a sense … Read More

Media roles shifting in natural disasters

May 21, 2013 |

As the tools of creating and consuming media find their way into more and more hands, the question for journalists in the face of violent disasters is tilting from “What can we tell?” to “What can we do?”

Among the … Read More

3 minutes for mom: Big truth of absurd little gift

May 16, 2013 |

Really wish I’d spotted this before Mother’s Day, but in the spirit of Billy Collins’ poem, guessing that being a few days late won’t matter so much. I think you’ll enjoy this.

Care to share your version of the Collins … Read More

Love & forgiveness in business school curriculum

May 16, 2013 |

The Fetzer Institute posts a 38 minute video of faculty from the University of Notre Dame discussing the role of love and forgiveness in corporate life. You can watch it here.

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Dance as restorative narrative after bombings

May 16, 2013 |

Marking the one month anniversary of the Marathon bombings, dancers from Boston’s Paulist Center performed at the site of the first explosion. “We wanted to offer a blessing at the spot, Christine Monterio, the Center’s liturgical dance minister told the … Read More

How does silence shape your media work?

May 4, 2013 |

As a journalist, my best use of silence has probably happened in interviews, as in knowing when to shut up and listen — and resisting the urge to fill uncomfortable silences. At least in my experience, it’s almost always rewarding … Read More