TPOWS: Media As Mediation

By January 25, 2012

By Evelyn Messinger There has been a flurry of attempts lately to connect the two political movements of our time, Tea Party and Occupy. As a television news producer who often works to expand participatory democracy, this one hits my sweet spot: it’s newsworthy, it’s dialogue, and the way the media report it will really…

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The Story of Story

By November 11, 2011

By Pia Infante There were several key messages John shared from the Conversation with Van Jones hosted by NCG yesterday. One, lifted from a comparison of the 99% movement to the rise of the Tea Party, is that the 99% movement will only succeed if it seeks the best for the 100%, not by propelling…

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System Failure, System Frozen

By September 25, 2011

By Edd Conboy Note: This is the follow up segment to Edd’s previous post System Failure, System Reboot. In these powerful stories, Edd humanizes the ways that our mental health and criminal justices systems often fall short – for precisely the people in the most critical need. Update on Roxanne: Since the posting of the…

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Show Not Tell

By March 31, 2011

March 30, 2011 By Pia Infante Recently, I ran across an engaging article by the media messaging firm M + R entitled Storytelling and the Art of Email Writing. While the article is more geared toward folks who are designing communications within a fundraising context than email composition more generally, the article struck a jangling…

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