Category Archives: News and Updates

Register Today for Be the Media 9 Mini-Conference

Registration for Be the Media 9: Bridging the Communications Gap for Transformative Civic Action is now closed.   The annual Be the Media! Mini-Conference helps participants understand the link between strategic communications and organizing strategies as well as learn essential communications … Continue reading

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Presentation: Community Mapping

Jeremy Thompson led a workshop on community mapping — can you tell your story using a map of data? Check out his presentation for some great examples and how-tos:

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Roundup from Be the Media! 2013

We had about 40 people participate in Be the Media! — the 8th successful mini-conference for nonprofit organizers and media-makers in Boston. Looking for the Presentations? To Tweet or Not to Tweet (Nicole Lagace) Fun with Metrics (Google Analytics) (Kathleen Pequeño) Community … Continue reading

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Presentation: Racial Justice Framing

Tom Louie’s workshop on how to re-frame racial justice based on work among Boston groups: Here’s a racial justice toolkit to go with it:

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Presentation: Strategic Communications 101

Denise Moorehead and Robbie Samuels led a great workshop on how to get started in strategic communications. Here’s their presentation, complete with some great online tools:

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Presentation: “Respect in Reporting” Campaign

Reggie Williams of PressPassTV shared their campaign to work with reporters to change how they cover murder stories, to give these families and victims the “dignity, compassion and attention they deserve.” See the campaign in action in this video:

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Presentation: Google Analytics

Kathleen Pequeño presented on Google Analytics to some great groups. Here’s the presentation, complete with links to the Google dashboard you’ve been wanting to set up but haven’t had time to do: As the title says, we can have fun … Continue reading

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Register Today for Be the Media 8 Mini-Conference

Registration for Be the Media 8: Bridging the Communications Gap for Transformative Civic Action is now open! The annual Be the Media! Mini-Conference helps participants understand the link between strategic communications and organizing strategies as well as learn essential communications … Continue reading

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Save the Date for Be the Media Boston: December 4, 2013

We’ve set the date for the eighth Be the Media! event, the original one-day mini-conference for nonprofit communications skill-building and networking in Boston: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 9 AM to 5 PM. Plan to spend the day at the Third … Continue reading

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Presentation: Strategic Communications for Progressives

Here’s the presentation from Denise Moorehead’s in-depth “Strategic Communications for Progressives” workshop:  

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Presentation: Using Social Media to Engage People

Here’s the presentation from Olivia Leirer’s popular workshop on the effective use of social media:

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Handout: Video Tips for Beginners

Carlos Pareja did a very hands-on Video workshop (introductory level) for Women of Color Be the Media. Here’s a handout he shared at the workshop:

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Presentation: How Effective is Your Website

Here’s the presentation from Kathleen’s highly interactive (and entertaining) “How Effective is Your Website?” Workshop at Women of Color Be the Media in NYC:

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Women of Color will Be the Media! in NYC April 27, 2013

We’re pleased to announce our first-ever Be the Media! event outside Boston. Our PCN New York City chapter is co-hosting a special Women of Color Be the Media! on Saturday, April 27, from 9 AM to 5 PM at Hostos … Continue reading

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Be the Media with your Mobile Phone Workshop: Link to August 2012 Vojo Workshop

Click on the image below to check out an earlier Vojo Workshop from MIT’s Center for Civic Media Website:

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“Strategic Communications for Progressives” Workshop Presentation

Here’s the Powerpoint from Denise Moorehead’s “Strategic Communications for Progressives” Workshop:

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“Using Mobile Phones to Be the Media! Best Practices from CCTV’s NeighborMedia Program” Workshop Powerpoint

Here’s the Powerpoint from CCTV’s workshop on “Using Mobile Phones to Be the Media!”: Be the Media CCTV Presentation

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CCTV coverage of their “Using Mobile Phones to Be the Media!” Workshop

Here’s Cambridge Community Television’s (CCTV) coverage of the conference and their workshop on using mobile phone technology to cover community stories.  Click the image for the link: 

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Blog Posts from “Be the Media with your Mobile Phone” Workshop

Click the image below to view the participant blog posts from Becky Hurwitz‘s “Be the Media with your Mobile Phone” Workshop using Vojo on the Vojo website:

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Creative Media Workshop: Links to stories about ACE’s “Fast Five” Transit Justice Campaign

Check out Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE)’s “Fast Five” Transit Justice Campaign, using super hero chararters and civil disobedience to protest public transit fair hikes and service cuts. Here’s TV coverage of Fast Five’s take over of a public Mass. Bay Transit Authority Finance Committee hearing (go to the full post to watch video). Continue reading

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