Did you know that sushi chefs should prefer frozen to fresh salmon? And that when you are dealing with WAL*MART you would do better to sleep in cheap motels and look anxious to pay for your coffee? And that these things are related, in a certain way, to the business impact on climate?
That and much more was what you could have learned at a last minute business panel discussion on the final day of the Global Dialogue Conference ’09.
It’s good news that there are businesses that take climate change
Three journalists enrolled on the Erasmus Mundus masters programme in Media and Globalisation gave presentations about climate journalism in Europe, USA and China. From left to right: Cassie Werber, Jeanette Jordan and Diao Ying.
Diao Ying talked about three types of environmental journalism in China - here the official version in the state controlled media.
Jeanette Jordan from the US included practical examples of how television viewers in the US are treated as customers.
Chris Nash reminded us in his
plenary lecture of the one question that journalists – always keen
on ‘finding the facts’ – miss. We ask ‘who?’, ‘what?’,
‘when?’ and ‘where?’, but in our rush to get the story out we
don’t always have time for ‘why?’.
‘Why’, Chris pointed out,
is the most important question.
In the conference presentations
I’ve heard, a lot of questions have been posed. I suppose from an
academic perspective this is the ideal, if we’re trying to find n
An old indian fairy tale goes
like this: Five blind sages have been sent out to describe how this
strange new animal called “Elephant” looks like. As every one of
them touched only one part of the Elephant they came back with five
completely different impressions. With this little anecdote Henrik Bödker
only wanted to promote the interdisciplinary evening plenary. But actually
he provided a great introduction to Chris Nash’s speech about “What
can we expect of Journalism in Confron
At a press conference today, it was announced that the inaugural Global Dialogue Prize of 500,000 Danish kroners (app. 100,000 US dollars) will be given to the Iranian philosopher Darius Shayegan and fellow philosopher and former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami for developing and promoting the idea of “dialogue among civilizations.”
The aim of the Global Dialogue Prize is to honour outstanding research on intercultural dialogue and value studes, as well as outstanding achievements in applying
A group of international journalists enrolled on the 2009 Erasmus Mundus Masters on Media and Globalisation have been reporting on the conference for the conference blog. Here you can meet some of them.
Ula Papajak, Guia Baggi and May Belle Guillergan are deciding which sessions to report on for the conference blog.
Caroline d'Essen spent her birthday covering conference events.
“A rich man and a poor man
went to a restaurant. The rich man ordered two courses, red wine and a
dessert. The poor man just asked for the dessert. When the bill arrived
the rich man said to the poor that they have to share the bill half-half.”
This example, given by Kristian Hoyer-Toft, one of the conference’s
speakers, was really appropriate to illustrate the theme of TRACK 1
session’s of Wednesday: responsibility.