Monday, August 23, 2010

Documenting Social Injustice is a boot camp for media activists-designed for newbies and seasoned agitators alike-we will:

  • Watch and discuss different activist documentaries and media, asking when and why they're successful (or not)
  • Create compelling videos, artwork and media in a collaborative exchange of skills; writing, editing, photography, interviewing, music, and spoken word—supported by solid research and a targeted outreach plan
  • Use the web and social media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more) to get our messages out to the right audience at the right time, whether it's a local or global concern
  • Partner with advocacy groups and classmates to create awareness and get people moving
  • We invite you to stop by often, comment, share your insights and suggest ways we can create more effective activist media—to create change.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Watch this short film by local filmmaker, Carmine Cervi. What elements make this film compelling? How does this film create interest in the local green movement and in the Cabrini Green neighborhood and its residents?

Connecting with Stories: Bagwell on Public Media

From the Center For Social Media: Connecting with Stories: Bagwell on Public Media

Today’s public media, according to Ford Foundation program head Orlando Bagwell, is all about stimulating the best conversation, as he explained at the launch of Public Media Corps on June 21. Public Media Corps, a public media-funded experiment, funds 16 young organizers to plunge into District of Columbia organizations ranging from high schools to public television to local community organizations.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What is Justice? (blog example)

The following blog presents a good example of a personal inquiry into the meaning of "Justice" from an active blogger.
  • How can bloggers influence mainstream media?
  • How do bloggers influence the politics of the country and politics worldwide?
  • How can bloggers get their voices heard above the din of data smog?

http://open.salon.com/blog/fingerlakeswanderer/2010/08/04/what_is_justice