Re: NYTimes on Cohousing and impact on CRN!
From: Martin Koenig (koehoecenturytel.net)
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:50:26 -0700 (PDT)
The reason the article is so good is not only because it was written by an 
amazing thinker and writer
but she is also someone who lives in a cohousing community.  

Martin Koenig
Vashon Cohousing

> On Sep 21, 2016, at 12:05 PM, Alice Alexander <alicecohous [at] gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> 
> Yes, good points from Neil and Katie. We do have the State of Cohousing in
> the US "white paper," which provides good stats and quotes and profiles our
> values, etc, and even links to the 2011 survey, with a sampling of finds.
> 
> But we could indeed work to create something more appealing, more human
> story related. (I'm open to advice here....)
> 
> One challenge is getting journalists to care. Nine times out of ten when I
> share the State of Cohousing, journalists don't read - they just want to
> talk with me and get a quote or two. Courney Martin is a marvelous
> exception with a well researched and thoughtful article.
> Alice Alexander, Coho/US Executive Director
> 
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 1:13 PM, Kathryn McCamant <
> kmccamant [at] cohousing-solutions.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> Good point Neal.  The NY Times articles was one of the best I seen at
>> incorporating recent research along with very human anedotetal stories
>> about why people value cohousing.  What is the best way to get such
>> information to journalist? Is there someone who has these stats easily at
>> hand, or is there write up of “interesting cohousing facts” that pulls out
>> easy to quote facts, with footnotes to the studies the info came out of?
>> 
>> Katie
>> --
>> Kathryn McCamant, President
>> CoHousing Solutions
>> T.530.478.1970  C.916.798.4755
>> 
>> www.cohousing-solutions.com
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 9/20/16, 5:48 PM, "Cohousing-L on behalf of Neil Planchon"
>> <cohousing-l-bounces+kmccamant=cohousing-solutions.com [at] cohousing.org on
>> behalf of neil [at] swansway.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Thanks Sharon for sharing NYT article.  And to Raines for bringing it
>> directly to our team’s attention today.  And to Kate and Courtney too.
>> Appreciate you all :)
>> -=-=
>> 
>> I want to acknowledge and surface Angela’s and Heidi’s contributions to
>> the article - both super wonderful individuals and committed Cohousing
>> Research Network (CRN) researchers and teammates.  Thank you — Go team go!
>> 
>> Fun Fact:  As a result of all this buzz, (so far) 329 folks came to visit
>> our Web site TODAY!  A record for us :)
>> 
>> Learn more about CRN here http://www.cohousingresearchnetwork.org
>> 
>> Cordially,
>> Neil
>> Swan's Market Cohousing - Founding Resident - http://www.swansway.com
>> Cohousing Research Network - Core Team & Communications - http://www.
>> cohousingresearchnetwork.org
>> 
>> Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for
>> others?" Martin Luther King, Jr.
>> 
>> 
>> 
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