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Images & Voices of Hope | November 27, 2020

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Images of Resilience and Resistance

March 2, 2018 |

Last week we talked about how new messengers are reviving the national dialogue on gun safety in significant and hopefully sustainable ways.

This week I wanted to address the power of images in creating and disrupting our predominant cultural … Read More

New Voices Are Shifting the Dialogue on School Shootings

February 20, 2018 |

I’ve been wondering about how or whether to respond to the most recent school shooting, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Initially, I didn’t think ivoh had a new perspective to add to the conversation. … Read More

A lesson in listening with Discourse Media

July 31, 2017 |

Terrace, B.C. residents Lucy Sager-Praught and Shannon McPhail found common ground despite polarized positions on LNG. Photo: Trevor Jang.


By Mike Wallberg

Mike Wallberg is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Vancouver, Canada. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeWallberg.


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Why women are banding together to #SaveGoodGirlsRevolt

December 12, 2016 |

Screengrab from “Good Girls Revolt.” Credit: Amazon. 


By Kara Newhouse

Kara is an education reporter for Lancaster Online, a creator of the Faces of Mental Health Recovery project, and a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can follow her on Twitter at @KaraNewhouse.



Spoiler: At the end … Read More

Restoring the humanity of Tacoma’s ‘drunk teacher’

December 5, 2016 |

Robin Einerson and Tom Bowman, surrounded by photos and art by their daughter Klara Bowman, at their home in Spokane on Oct. 10. Photo by Kathy Plonka for The News Tribune and courtesy of Matt Driscoll. 


By Allison Griner

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First-person perspective: Covering the Orlando massacre as a freelancer

June 27, 2016 |

Members of Orlando’s LGBT community turned out by the hundreds to counter members from the Westboro Baptist Church, who had traveled from Kansas to protest outside of a funeral memorial at the Cathedral of St. Luke in downtown Orlando on … Read More

Media practitioners reflect on how we talk about rape in wake of Stanford case

June 23, 2016 |

Screengrab from NowThis “She is someone” video. 


It’s been almost a month since the victim-impact statement of the 23-year-old woman raped on the Stanford campus was released by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. After its release, the statement … Read More

Rebecca Solnit shares how media practitioners can fall together and break the status quo

June 8, 2016 |

After the San Francisco earthquake, 1906. Public domain image. 




Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian and activist who relishes in the unknown fabric of what makes us human. Her writings on human connection, solitude, the environment and … Read More

How transparency in freelance earnings empowers journalists

June 6, 2016 |

By Julie Kliegman

Julie is a copy editor for “The Ringer” and a freelance journalist based in New York. She’s written for publications including BuzzFeed, Vox, Mental Floss, Paste, the Tampa Bay Times and PolitiFact. Follow her @jmkliegman.



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Sandy Storyline evolves alongside recovery

May 23, 2016 |

Cordelia from Ortley Beach, New Jersey breaks up pieces of sidewalk cement outside her home. Photo courtesy of Sara Baicich/Sandy Storyline.


 By Celeste Hamilton Dennis

Celeste is an editor at OF NOTE Magazine and freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. … Read More