Does Social Media Drive Movement Building?

Recently The Communications Network and Spitfire Strategies hosted a dinner event with some Communications Network members to have a focused conversation on how social media and online tools do and do not impact advocate’s abilities to achieve social change.

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Big Data – Part One

A current catchphrase among policymakers, business leaders and economists is the term “big data.” It refers to data both large and small which has an impact on society.

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A Toolkit for Citizen Journalists

The Communication Initiative Network’s media development section presents a wealth of resources for communicators in the development sector.

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Reporters’ Frames

As organizations develop messaging and framing with which to pursue media coverage, they must be aware that reporters often approach stories with frames of their own.

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Public Speaking Inspiration

Media and speaking trainer Christine Jahnke maintains a blog and newsletter with tips for how to address common public speaking setbacks.

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People vs. Politics

When I worked in the media department of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) we sometimes had a major communications challenge in explaining the effects of a strike (shutdown) by our members against a particular city employer.

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Hate Government But Love National Parks

Sally Steenland of the Center for American Progress notes the disconnect between people who “hate government” but love national parks, border security and veterans.

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