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Socially Aware Media and Poverty

In honor of Blog Action Day, I thought I’d write a bit about Socially Aware Media and how poverty comes into that. I’ve found that many people get into media because they want to make the world a better place.

Posted in Fuerza, Socially Aware Media

Noami Klein on Media and Social Change has released this interview with Noami Klein, author of “No Logo.”About halfway through, in a section called “What is your personal pilosophy,” Klein says she writes about what would be useful, especially in mobilizing people. Interesting interview.

Posted in old blog, Socially Aware Media

So the Wind Won’t Blow it All Away

Since Katrina, 1 in 5 students in New Orleans are living without their parents. Annie Waldman has made a moving 10 minute documentary So the Wind Won’t Blow it All Away on the subject. It’s a moving example of how

Posted in old blog, Socially Aware Media

Happy Anniversary!

MediaStorm has produced with Reuters a large 5th Anniversary look at the Iraq War. Check it out, but remember that war is gruesome. Link

Posted in old blog, Socially Aware Media


Here’s an interesting contest I came across today. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum is asking people to answer this question: “What advice would you give the next U.S. President on preventing and responding to threats of genocide and related crimes

Posted in old blog, Socially Aware Media

What I’m trying to do

So exactly what am I trying to do with this site? What is this whole Socially Aware Media thing that keeps coming up? I have no easy answers as to what Socially Aware Media actually is, and I don’t claim

Posted in old blog, Socially Aware Media

MediaStorm: Deeper understanding

In response to my earlier post about MediaStorm (MediaStorm Doesn’t Go Far Enough), Brian Storm, the founder of the company, contacted me with a reply, and permission to pass on his response. My main critique was that MediaStorm doesn’t go

Posted in old blog, Reviews, Socially Aware Media


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