Tag: poverty

by Jessica Mayberry

As Video Volunteers’ second program, India Unheard is gathering steam, with some wonderful stories by our new community correspondents, we can’t help but think about all the wonderful and dedicated community producers we have worked with in the past – and are still working with. As many of you know, it takes about a year [...] more »

by Jessica Mayberry

One area that has recently started occupying our attention at VV is the business of newspaper stringers in rural areas in the developing world. Another one is the way that news stories get out, and the difference between a journalism system where stories get “pushed out” and one where they need to be “pulled out.” [...] more »

by Todd Wolfson

In the recent edition of Times Magazine Matt Vilano looks at the role computer nerds can play in saving journalism. The piece details the forward looking work of the Knight Foundation and allied journalism schools like Northwestern’s Medill, which have created specialized degrees in journalism for software programmers, in order to find solutions to the [...] more »

by Todd Wolfson

Hey folks, I wanted to tell you all about a study I am wrapping up with Peter Funke, Dan Berger and a few other folks in Philadelphia. We received a grant from the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) “Necessary Knowledge for Public Sphere” initiative to study the Media Mobilizing Project) and their use of new [...] more »

by Andrius Kulikauskas

Imagine living on $1 a day and spending $1 an hour to chat with you! Fred Kayiwa: Hi Andrius I’m multitasking as I’m blogging this.  Listening to John McCain’s gracious concession and reading Kennedy Owino’s and Francis Opiyo Opiyo’s rejoicing from Kenya in Barack Obama’s victory, and preparing sample test problems for my algebra students here [...] more »

by Benjamin Melançon

Where will today’s journalists will find tomorrow’s jobs, Amy Gahran asks, and partially answers, in a recent Idealab post. She opened by quoting Alan Abbey, a commenter on her Poynter blog, discussing journalists’ job losses: this downturn does feel similar to the widespread closures of coal mines and steel mills 25-30 years ago. What can [...] more »