The Journalism of Well-Being

Reporting on Mindful Work and Positive Psychology

  • Venue: Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall - Library, UC Berkeley
  • Date: March 18, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Price: FREE


Greater Good's editor-in-chief, Jason Marsh, appears at his alma mater, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, in conversation with NY Times business reporter David Gelles. The duo will discuss Gelles' new book, Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Work from the Inside Out, and how to become calmer, more focused, effective, and compassionate, even against the frenetic background of technology, information overload, and the job demands of a competitive economy.

Can you, too, access the wisdom to “be” in the midst of the cacophony? Can you really become both calmer and sharper? Are such results easily available, or only possible with great discipline? And when businesses promote mindfulness, do they undermine what should only be a personal quest? Please join us with these questions and more!

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  • Jason Marsh

    Jason Marsh

    Jason Marsh, '05, is the founding editor-in-chief of Greater Good, the online magazine published by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC). Greater Good reports on the new field of positive psychology, covering scientifically sound methods of increasing personal and social well being. He also served as the producer of the GGSC's recent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC),"The Science of Happiness," which registered 160,000 students.

  • David Gelles

    David Gelles

    David Gelles, '08, is the author of the new Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Work from the Inside Out, in which he argues that meditation changes our minds, bodies and dispositions largely for the better, and “when mindfulness imbues individuals and organizations, it can change the way we work." David is a business reporter for The New York Times, and he documents the increasing presence of meditators in corporate environments, ranging from Aetna to Eileen Fisher, and most of all among the Technorati in Silicon Valley.