It's great sometimes to pause for a moment and reflect on how you've got to where you are. That chance came up for our All Hands On project during a catch up between Patrick and Andy Paice, a London-based democracy activist, vlogger, coach and meditator. They talked about Patrick’s book, Fraudcast News, a critique of conventional journalism and politics, and how its ideas and conclusions evolved into the All Hands On project.
On a personal level, the conversation allowed Patrick to ponder aloud on where his own journalism had got going, back in the 1990s, as a Reuters staff reporter in Brussels, before taking various unexpected turns en route to the present day. That included discovering ideas of solutions-oriented journalism - as practiced and promoted by the likes of the Solutions Journalism Network - and the radical political reform ideas embodied by one of All Hands On's founding partners The newDemocracy Foundation.
There was plenty more - sorry, you'll have to watch or listen to it - but we'd highlight one last item - the April 23 film screening and Q+A event at London's Newspeak House. You can still get tickets here. Enjoy.
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