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risk = hazard + outrage

Reading about the the

five secrets of Crisis Communication, I was most interested in the formula of risk = hazard + outrage and how the nature of communications was so tied into this balance. I was especially interested in the wh*** concept of "outrage management" - manipulating the presentation of the hazard as a way to manage and channel behavior and interest to… Continue

Added by Soni Pitts on May 17, 2010 at 5:54am — No Comments

Emergency Site for the Oil Spill

For the last few months I have been involved with Crisis Commons, the CrisisWiki team and Crisis Camps all over the world to help create this network of dark sites ready to go live as needed. Within 24 hours of most disasters we are able to get a detailed resource site up and shared.

Here's one example of a recent site that went live:…


Added by Evo on May 12, 2010 at 5:04pm — 2 Comments

2011 Media Response Team

During times of crisis relief I learned a number of tricks from my government colleagues working with comedians, crisis commons leaders and other organizers. USE MEDIA STARS.

The 2011 outbreak required mobilizing our media leaders quickly: Oprah, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert were all tapped to go out with a quick PSA asking everyone to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary while recommending specific actions for those required to work…

Added by Evo on May 12, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments


Ten years from now, That's a long time away but a short time to act. I see myself as starting a media company that is democratically run. I have been doing some research lately onto the growing trend of democratic businesses and have found the idea very attractive. Since I am a worker in media, I feel that I have responsibility to improve it. My grievance is that news media has become profit oriented, and the facts be damned for fear of a loss of ad revenue or ratings. True, these companies… Continue

Added by Alex Veiga on May 4, 2010 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Communicating a Crisis

The section on outbreak communication in Learn 9 covers how journalists SHOULD report responsibly during crisis. This is a very important issue especially when one looks at the role the media – particularly community radio stations - supposedly played in “fuelling” various crisis eg. The Rwandan genocide and the post-election violence in…


Added by Shakwei Mbindyo on May 2, 2010 at 8:22pm — 2 Comments

Raising Women Producers, Directors & LEADERS!

About 10 years ago I began teaching young girls how to create websites, videos and other digital media creations. The impact of this work is tremendous: a girl quickly realizes her power to create change in the world when given the tools to make new movements.

This year I am teaching a group of girls how to produce their own web series and mobilize their community around new endeavors. We started small, paying for 4 flip cameras for these students to start videotaping their…

Added by Evo on April 13, 2010 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

media ownewrsip

in the us, less than 6% of radio & television stations are owned by women, according to free press, 2007

Added by laura hedlund on April 10, 2010 at 4:18am — No Comments

I Will Monitor The Gender Equality News Sites of My Choice

how about i expose the fact that Urgent Evoke is trying to force us to look at only the news that they want us to see?

here's some dirt-digging on UN created projects that have harmed women for years:


Added by nomadHAR on April 9, 2010 at 12:42am — 30 Comments

Trying to get Evoke Dirty

Okay, so I just did something I think deserves a couple courage points. I sent an email to the makers of Dirt: The Movie (trailer in the videos section) asking them if they would give an exclusive online access to members of the Evoke network.

Here's what I wrote:…


Added by Katherine Morrison on March 26, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

You don't need a million movies... Part 2

... to reach a million people.

An example of an invention millions of destitute people could use would be the…

Added by Finlay Mauchline on March 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

You don't need a million movies... Part 1

... to reach a million people.

I recently discovered Evoke thanks to my cousin, so I have a bit of catching up to do. In order to do this quickly I've decided to combine two learn missions in a two part post, namely the first and fourth. The first learn challenge was to pick one of thirty three secrets of social innovation that was my favourite. I chose "think and act big – don’t do anything that can’t reach…

Added by Finlay Mauchline on March 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

W&M Student Environmental Action Coalition

SEAC (http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/getinvolved/seacvideoonsustainability/index.php) at my school is an organization specifically designed to encourage sustainability projects on campus and in the state.

The thing that I want to talk about specifically is that our focus can't only be ideas, but it must also be a way to get these ideas out to the public. SEAC does a…

Added by Casey Allen Sears on March 21, 2010 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Log in and change the world!

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Here is the full video of the CNN…


Added by Raymond M. Kristiansen on March 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

CHALLENGE ONE by Emil Dimitrov - The Lazy Rich Investor

Alright, here is my first challenge to the network. Sorry about the delay! This challenge requires Management skills, knowledge in Economy, Media, Business, HR. I had to solve it during my Management cla**** at the university. I formed a team together with a friend and we turned this challenge into real fun. I suggest you also team up and work together. Here we go:

Description: You are consultants. A rich…

Added by Emil Dimitrov on March 10, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Researching the existing, discussing the current ‘innovations’ with the locals, as their insights are crucial understanding what platform, if any we may build on (or destroy) with our good intentions…

Researching the existing, discussing the current ‘innovations’ with the locals, as their insights are crucial understanding what platform, if any we may build on (or destroy) with our good intentions.

Collectively looking for possible new innovations, which would build on the…


Added by John Mejias on March 3, 2010 at 5:26pm — No Comments

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