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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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Body Positive activists transcend gender

September 5, 2017 |

Body positive Instagrammer Troy Solomon. Image courtesy of Solomon.


By Elissa Sanci Elissa Sanci is a freelance New York-based journalist who covers a wide variety of topics ranging from arts & culture to local government. She is currently studying … Read More

Modern Loss creates a judgment-free space for conversations about life after loss

June 10, 2016 |


Loss, like love, is full of complexities and layers.

Many of us have heard about Modern Love, the New York Times column that celebrates the joys, quirks and tribulations of relationships today. The often hilarious and heartfelt column has … Read More

Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi shares how a viral social media movement became a vital voice for civil rights

March 4, 2016 |

The Black Lives Matter movement began a year and a half ago as a social-media-driven outcry against police brutality and the violence against black Americans. The movement, which was started by three young women, has expanded to a network of … Read More

Social media’s role in collective mourning and solidarity

November 18, 2015 |

In addition to the terrible attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13, numerous cities and countries around the world experienced mass loss and devastation. Globally, people reacted with sadness, anger, confusion, hopelessness, and solidarity.

As in recent national and global tragedies, Facebook … Read More

How media practitioners can help ‘break the mold’

November 4, 2015 |

Screengrab from HuffPost Live’sHow Do You Define Latino Identity? interview.


Huffington Post’s Test Kitchen is urging media and readers to rethink what it means to be Latino through the Latinos Break the Mold initiative. The interactive media project, which … Read More

Sherry Turkle explains how our reliance on technology can diminish our capacity for empathy

October 8, 2015 |

Social media has so many benefits, particularly for those working in the media industry. It has helped media practitioners become more accessible, reach new audiences, find sources, and engage with people in ways that they previously couldn’t.

It’s a powerful tool … Read More

How columnist Connie Schultz uses Facebook as a tool for dialogue & engagement

June 5, 2015 |

The Columbia Journalism Review featured an interesting story this week about how syndicated columnist Connie Schultz uses Facebook as both a news source and a tool for engagement.

Schultz, a former ivoh trustee, has more than 130,000 followers on Facebook. … Read More

We Heart It social networking site encourages people to share ‘images that move you’

August 11, 2014 |

A screen grab from We Heart It’s travel section.

A social networking site aimed at tracking “images that move you” has quietly grown an audience of 30 million users.

We Heart It has collections of photos with titles such as “Daily … Read More

Helpful tips on how to stand out as a journalist on Twitter

May 15, 2014 |

Earlier this week, ivoh’s managing director Mallary Tenore led a social media training session for young minority journalists involved with the Chips Quinn Scholars program.

She outlined several tips that journalists can take to improve their use of Twitter as a … Read More

Time Magazine asks: How would you improve the world?

March 14, 2014 |

Time Magazine recently asked artists, journalists musicians and others to share ideas about how to make the world a better place. The catch? They had to do it in 140 characters or less.

This week, Time featured their responses online. Here’s … Read More