4 Tips for Aspiring Media Innovators

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Traditionally, journalists have lived for the scoop: Get the story first, and let your competitors read about it on tomorrow’s front page. But to be successful at media innovation, journalists and media companies need to focus less on competition and more on collaboration, says media strategist Justin Arenstein. Arenstein has been sharing this and other […]

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Polish City Pays Beautiful Tribute to World War II Uprising Victims

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Warsaw was the center of a Polish rebellion against Nazi occupation during the summer of 1944, late in World War II. The Warsaw Uprising, as it’s known, was timed to weaken Nazi forces ahead of a scheduled Soviet advance on the city, but the Soviet Red Army’s offensive toward the city was blocked, leaving the […]

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Non-Profit Turns Discarded Soda Bottles Into Thatch Roofing

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Reuse Everything Institute workers build a plastic thatch roof in Ecuador. Image: Flickr, Reuse Everything Institute Perhaps the iconic image of developing-world poverty is a small collection of huts with thatched roofs. Unfortunately for those living in such places, these roofs are terrible. They leak and, when water-logged, often collapse. The grasses used to fabricate them […]

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New Social Network Aims to Fill Void Left by Foster Care System

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The Camellia Network, a social network launched over the summer, wants to provide young people who age out of the foster care system with the support and resources of a family. When foster children turn 18 (or 21 in a few states), the system stops providing them housing if they have not been permanently adopted […]

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YouTube Updates Platform for Social Good

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YouTube announced two updates to its non-profit program on Friday, streamlining how non-profits and viral philanthropists can use the social video-sharing platform to turn views into action. Starting July 31, members of the YouTube for Good team will host “YouTube 101” trainings via Google+ Hangout. These live trainings, which will take place on the last […]

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What are Death With Dignity laws?

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Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year. She moved to Oregon for the state’s Death With Dignity Act, which allows physician-assisted death, and chose to die on Nov. 1. Video: YouTube, CompassionChoices Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman from California, chose to die on Saturday. She had been diagnosed with terminal […]

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Deepak Chopra: Spirituality in The Age of Social Media

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Deepak Chopra has long been considered a guru of personal well-being, faith and the intersection of eastern and western medicine. In the past few years, Chopra has taken his expertise and brand beyond his many books and public services, to a more relatable place — the Internet. He has earned 1.2 million followers on Twitter […]

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‘Blade Runner’ Makes Olympics History With Carbon-Fiber Legs

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Oscar Pistorius, a member of South Africa’s national track and field team, will make Olympics history as the first athlete to compete with a prosthetic limb. The sprinter will compete in the 400-meter race Saturday, using two high-performance carbon fiber artificial legs. Many people have questioned whether Pistorius, known as “Blade Runner” because of his […]

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10 Powerful Lessons From the 2013 Social Good Summit

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2013 Social Good Summit 1. Opening Remarks Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation, and Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson Image: Mashable, Casey Kelbaugh 2. Democratization of Giving Left to Right: Jean Case, CEO of Case Foundation; Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation; Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations […]

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The Social Web Takes on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as we’ve found in previous years, several companies and non-profits use the opportunity to spring discussions into the social space. This year, we’ve seen mobile apps, Facebook tributes and social network launches as tributes to the month of awareness. Have you seen any other tributes we’ve missed? […]

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