Media / Social Media
The Berkeley Media Studies Group – we work with community groups, journalists and public health professionals to use the power of the media to advance healthy public policy. In essence, we help people make their voices heard in a powerful public forum, and increase their participation in the democratic process. To do this we must understand how news, entertainment, and advertising present health and social issues. Thus we do research by monitoring the media, studying the process of news gathering, and analyzing media content to support our media advocacy training, professional education, and strategic consultation, Berkeley, CA.
The Center for Public Integrity – the mission is to produce original investigative journalism about significant social issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable, Washington, DC.
Computer Security Training: Learning About Social Media Safety.
The DART Center for Journalism & Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism – dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. Whether the topic is street crime, family violence, natural disaster, war or human rights, effective news reporting on traumatic events demands knowledge, skill and support. The DART Center provides journalists around the world with the resources necessary to meet this challenge, drawing on a global, interdisciplinary network of news professionals, mental health experts, educators and researchers, New York, NY.
Journalism Center on Children & Families – inspires and recognizes exemplary reporting in children and families, especially the disadvantaged. Since 1993, over 14,000 print, broadcast and online journalists have attended our intensive training programs and relied on our for balanced information and resources. The Center is a nonprofit program of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. The Journalism Center is committed to making sure stories on the social issues that face our nation get told and get noticed. Our resources and training ensure that journalists get the help they need, College Park, MD.
Policy Database, Social Media Governance – most complete listing of social media policies. References by the world's largest brands and agencies. Copyright © 2009-2011 by Chris Boudreaux.
Social Networking, Pew Internet & American Life Project – social networks have been both embraced and vilified by sectors of the American public for their power to explicitly structure and make visible online relationships as well as create new connections, Washington, DC.
Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment (TRUCE) – educators who work to counteract the harmful impact of media and marketing on children, Cambridge, MA.
Thunderclap – social media is an easy way to say something, but it's a difficult way to be heard. Thunderclap is the first-ever crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. It allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of your social networks. By boosting the signal at the same time, Thunderclap helps a single person create action and change like never before. You don't need a huge following for a successful Thunderclap. A user with 200 Facebook friends could amplify her message better than someone with 3,000 friends. It all depends on your cause's voice and shareability ~ and how much your friends are engaged. Thunderclap has already reached millions of people. Check out some of the successful projects on our homepage! The beauty of Thunderclap is that it sets the goalposts: one message, one number, one date. It's a common threshold you and your supporters work toward together. It's a tangible way to measure awareness. Read the Blog.
Women Under Siege – a journalism project that investigates how rape and other forms of sexualized violence are used as tools in genocide and conflict throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. Originated by Gloria Steinem, it builds on the lessons revealed in the anthology Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust by Sonja Hedgepeth and Rochelle Saidel, and also in At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance—a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle McGuire. In the belief that understanding what happened then might have helped us prevent or prepare for the mass sexual assaults of other conflicts, from Bosnia to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this Women’s Media Center project is exploring this linkage to heighten public consciousness of causes and preventions.