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What are the different ways that film and media can take positive messages to mass audiences with the goal of influencing strongly-held attitudes and behaviors?
 

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Recap: Empty Newsrooms, Echo Chambers

Esha Chhabra
Dowser

 
 
 

The budgets for investigative reporting have dropped across newsrooms in the United States, leading to lay-offs of reporters and fewer in-depth long-format pieces.   While that may be true, the need and passion for such reporting hasn’t declined.

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The budgets for investigative reporting have dropped across newsrooms in the United States, leading to lay-offs of reporters and fewer in-depth long-format pieces.   While that may be true, the need and passion for such reporting hasn’t declined.

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Investigative Journalism and the New Transparency

Richard Tofel
ProPublica

 
 
 

These three initiatives do not constitute some sort of millennium by any means, and, happily, a few others are engaged in similar efforts.  But I hope and believe they provide some granular context and content for notions of what a new commitment to transparency, fueled by new technologies and unleashed by new business models, can make possible.

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These three initiatives do not constitute some sort of millennium by any means, and, happily, a few others are engaged in similar efforts.  But I hope and believe they provide some granular context and content for notions of what a new commitment to transparency, fueled by new technologies and unleashed by new business models, can make possible.

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Jeff Skoll On The Power Of A Good Story

Forbes

"When I was a kid, I read a lot. By the time I was a teenager I formed a view that the world of the future might not be pleasant, with overpopulation, competition for resources and terrible new weapons and wars. I wanted to be a writer and tell stories to get people interested in the big issues." Jeff Skoll discusses the importance of stories in social change.

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"When I was a kid, I read a lot. By the time I was a teenager I formed a view that the world of the future might not be pleasant, with overpopulation, competition for resources and terrible new weapons and wars. I wanted to be a writer and tell stories to get people interested in the big issues." Jeff Skoll discusses the importance of stories in social change.

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How Crowdfunding is Putting the Social back into Social Entrepreneurship

Breanna DiGiammarino
Indiegogo

 
 
 

Social entrepreneurs are using crowdfunding in ways that make their work more efficient and effective than ever before.

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Social entrepreneurs are using crowdfunding in ways that make their work more efficient and effective than ever before.

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For Women to be Seen and Heard

Lila Igram
Connecther.org

 
 
 

Why is it that women and girls around the world so often lack the opportunity to be seen and heard?  What is it about being born a girl that instantly places you in a category of marginalization and second class citizenship?  Who has the power to lift this unfair marginalization of women and girls?

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Why is it that women and girls around the world so often lack the opportunity to be seen and heard?  What is it about being born a girl that instantly places you in a category of marginalization and second class citizenship?  Who has the power to lift this unfair marginalization of women and girls?

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“Open Heart” Airs Monday on HBO

Skoll Foundation

On October 14th, HBO will premiere the Oscar-nominated documentary “Open Heart”, a powerful and touching story that follows eight children from Rwanda as they travel to Sudan to receive medical treatment for rheumatic heart disease (RHD), which develops from untreated strep throat.

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On October 14th, HBO will premiere the Oscar-nominated documentary “Open Heart”, a powerful and touching story that follows eight children from Rwanda as they travel to Sudan to receive medical treatment for rheumatic heart disease (RHD), which develops from untreated strep throat.

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Scandal, Spice, & Sex(Ed): How a Soap Opera May Change the Fortunes of One Impoverished African Country

Dedo Ndyishmiye
Segal Family Foundation

 
 
 

Our Foundation team made a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. We are partnering with Population Media Center (PMC) to produce a radio soap opera to increase utilization of family planning in Burundi and lead to improved health here.

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Our Foundation team made a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. We are partnering with Population Media Center (PMC) to produce a radio soap opera to increase utilization of family planning in Burundi and lead to improved health here.

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Jeff Skoll On How He Uses The Power Of Storytelling To Push For Change

Fast CoExist

Through the power of storytelling and community, Skoll hopes to inspire people to help solve the world’s problems as well as provide opportunities for individuals to make a difference. “If you can find ways to give people hope that they can achieve something or make a difference, then there’s an opportunity for something good to happen,” Skoll says.

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Through the power of storytelling and community, Skoll hopes to inspire people to help solve the world’s problems as well as provide opportunities for individuals to make a difference. “If you can find ways to give people hope that they can achieve something or make a difference, then there’s an opportunity for something good to happen,” Skoll says.

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Awards Ceremony

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