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VIDEO: Archived video from the June, 2006 Media Giraffe Conference

AMHERST, Mass. -- A rich archive of video from panels on the future and sustainability of journalism taped at the 2006 first Media Giraffe Project conference, are now available on Archive.org.

To launch individual videos, use the search term "mgp2006" on Archive.org: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Media%20Giraffe%20Project%20AND%20subject%3A%22mgp2006%22

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Website editing for Media Giraffe Project

TWO-CREDIT ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY;
WEBMASTER FOR MEDIA GIRAFFE PROJECT; WRITING, EDITING

 If you are a UMass student adept at writing for the web,  using blogs and social-networking tools, here's an opportunity for you to earn academic credit, to get exposure for your work and to make a difference. It involves The Media Giraffe Project, a research initiative of Prof. Norman Sims in the Journalism program at UMass Amherst. See: http://www.mediagiraffe.org

The Media Giraffe Project mission

Innovation for democracy; standing above the crowd

 

Over 300 bloggers, political strategists, educators, technologists, media executives convened at UMass June 28-July 1, 2006

Over 300 visionary bloggers, political strategists, educators, technologists, media executives and citizen journalists are attending a four-day summit at the University of Massachusetts to chart the future of journalism and democracy amid dramatic, technology-driven change.

Media Giraffe Project key points

MEDIA GIRAFFE PROJECT

KEY POINTS

 

PROBLEM / SOLUTION: Stories about people unite media, reformers, citizens around common purpose

THE PROBLEM 

The Media Giraffe Project responds to growing public concern that U.S.  media are increasingly less able to equip citizens with knowledge they need to demand accountability in government. This threatens effective democracy and communities. 

LINKS: Useful links on the Media Giraffe Project website

HERE ARE SOME USEFUL LINKS TO RESOURCES ON THE MEDIA GIRAFFE PROJECT WEBSITE:

1. The June 29-July 2, 2006 conference announcement is at:
http://www.mediagiraffe.org/conference.html

2. Media Giraffe Project Home page / includes links and
description of the research, communicate and educate project components:
http://www.mediagiraffe.org/      (same as ABOUT US page)

ACTION: The Media Giraffe Project three-year program

In April 2005, The Media Giraffe Project (MGP)  began a three-year action program with the launch of our website.

The three-year program  includes  research, communication  and education:

ADVISORS: Taking a lead in the giraffe search

Anyone can recommend the work of an individual for media giraffe  spotlighting. The following individuals (listed alphabetically) are among a rotating group of advisors helping to refine giraffe attributes.  They serve as lead scouts in the giraffe hunt.

What they're saying about the Media Giraffe Project

Here's a selection of what experienced observers in and outside mainstream media are saying about the Media Giraffe Project.
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