Webby Awards 2017 — innovative storytelling on global issues

Nominees for the Webby Awards have been announced, and there are a lot of innovative stories to explore. Here are the projects that grabbed my attention.   Websites: Activism This category has two nominees that explore women’s issues in very different ways. The data visualization agency Two-N is the creator behind this year’s Global Gender… Continue reading Webby Awards 2017 — innovative storytelling on global issues

Why I’m going to SXSW interactive 2017 this year

Why I’m going to SXSW 2017   For the first time ever, I’ve decided to make the trip to Austin for SXSW Interactive 2017.  Here’s why I decided this was the year I would finally attend.     An emphasis on social impact I’m not sure if it’s due to Brexit, President Trump, or the… Continue reading Why I’m going to SXSW interactive 2017 this year

How interactive storytelling is humanizing the internet

“We are human, we are not animals, why can’t we cross the border?” These words, spoken by a refugee standing at the barbed wire fence now separating Greece and Macedonia featured in the documentary Trapped, echo the sentiments of thousands of migrants around the world as nations have begun closing off their borders at a… Continue reading How interactive storytelling is humanizing the internet

Real stories and facts about refugees are more important than ever

Airports all over the United States erupted in protests this past weekend after Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban refugees from certain countries went into effect. The ban, which focused on seven majority muslim countries, also included green card holders.  The impact was felt around the world as permanent residents and refugees found themselves detained… Continue reading Real stories and facts about refugees are more important than ever

Using drones, texts and blogs to combat deforestation in Borneo

This week our friends at Greenpeace tweeted a link to a powerful interactive media site, which documents how a community on the Island of Borneo is using homemade drones, text messages and blogging to combat deforestation. The site was created by Radio Television Suisse and a non-profit journalism program. We decided to take a look… Continue reading Using drones, texts and blogs to combat deforestation in Borneo