Embedded in Chaos: Journalism in 2012—A Conversation with Joel Simon

Ruth McCambridge sat down with Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, to discuss that organization’s role in shielding journalists. What we heard from Simon was not only a description of this brilliant collective effort of journalists to protect those in danger of imprisonment or death, but also a powerful discussion of the shifts occurring in journalism and in the ranks and vulnerabilities of those acting as journalists.


Leaning into Discomfort: Social Sector Leadership in the 21st Century

One problem with using “impact measurement” as a sole or primary way to judge effectiveness is that sometimes in advocacy on a political issue it may take all you have just to keep the flag flying and the issue surfaced in the right way – decades may pass and apparently no one wants to listen and then…all of a sudden an opening occurs. Leaders of contested causes talk below about what it takes to exhibit brave political leadership in the 21st century. 


The Courage of Persistence

An activist who has been on the front lines of the battle for economic justice for decades describes his pleased interaction with Occupy Wall Street.