Innovative Journalism: Mark Joyella Joins the Coaching Commons as Community Supported Journalist
The Coaching Commons, a project of The Harnisch Foundation, offers an independent online gathering place (http://www.coachingcommons.org/) for anyone interested in professional coaching, to discuss issues, share best practices, learn about the latest research, and create the future of coaching.
“It’s fitting that a journalist of
Joyella will write and report on coaching for the Commons, creating multimedia content and engaging Commons participants across various media platforms and social networking sites.
“We not only respect Mark — we enjoy him,” said Harnisch, who is a certified coach. “We hope everyone who hangs out at the Coaching Commons will too. We hope visitors to http://coachingcommons.org will read what he writes, watch his video reports, listen to his interviews, and pepper him with the same kind of lively questions he’ll be asking of the coaching business and the people who populate it.”
Joyella, a graduate of
and served as a media coach for corporations and individuals. Mark also blogs about the local news business at http://www.localtvnews.wordpress.com.
Joyella has been awarded five Emmys, and has been honored by the Associated Press and the Radio-Television News Directors Association. Joyella brings personal experience to the coaching beat – he coaches professional journalists and jobseekers in media, and has received professional coaching himself.
“As my friends in local news endure round after round of layoffs and turmoil, I’m thrilled and humbled to be chosen for this unique new assignment,” said Joyella. “As
“Mark wasn’t hired to write fluff or puff pieces,” says Harnisch. “We expect him to cover this beat using his well-honed and widely recognized journalistic skills, without fear or favor. I think it’s natural to suspect we’ve hired him to cover only the most positive aspects of professional coaching, but his job is to find and report on what’s most important and meaningful in the field. We’re engaged in an interesting experiment here – will the coaching community truly support an independent voice, even when it’s uncomfortable for us? As any professional coach will attest, the coaching experience sometimes creates extreme discomfort in order to achieve a breakthrough. Let’s see how well we walk our talk.”
The Harnisch Foundation is the founding funder of The Center for Sustainable Journalism at
Since 1998, The Harnisch Foundation has been a catalyst for sustainable social change, currently funding and implementing innovation in the fields of philanthropy, coaching, and journalism. For more information about the Harnisch Foundation, visit http://www.thehf.org.
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