Gratitude and Acknowledgements
The Journalism + Design team that contributed to these resources drew inspiration and knowledge from a variety of sources to develop the framework and exercises here, including:
The Omidyar Group’s Systems Practice Workbook
Making Peace Last: A Toolbox for Sustainable Peacebuilding by Rob Ricigliano
Systems Thinking for Social Change by David Peter Stroh
Re:Imagining Change by Patrick Reinsborough and Doyle Canning
Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows
Transformative Scenario Planning by Adam Kahane
Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
The Fifth Discipline by Peter M. Senge
Special thanks to the systems thinkers and journalists across the country who helped us refine our systems journalism practice through a series of workshops in 2018 and 2019, including staff at The News & Observer, The Herald-Sun, Renaissance Journalism, City Bureau, Resolve Philadelphia, The Baltimore Sun, the Seattle Times, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WNYC.
This work would not be possible without the generous support from our funders the Democracy Fund and the Knight Foundation.