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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 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 behind the scenes look at how the Tampa Bay Times told Pulse survivor Angel Santiago’s story

December 16, 2016 |

Angel Santiago recovering in his hospital bed.Photo by and courtesy of Loren Elliott, Tampa Bay Times. 




Six months ago, a gunman killed 49 people and injured dozens of others in Orlando’s Pulse dance club. Angel Santiago is one … Read More

‘I am Innocent’ photo exhibit captures the humanity & dignity of the wrongfully convicted

October 19, 2016 |

The “I am Innocent” photo exhibit featuring Diane Bladecki’s photography is on display through Oct. 22 at the Arts Council of Princeton. All photos by and courtesy of Diane Bladecki.


By Kara Newhouse

Kara is an education reporter for Lancaster Online, a creator of … Read More

Community resilience researchers share work at AEJMC conference

August 19, 2016 |

Researchers gather at the AEJMC conference to discuss research on community resilience. From left: A. Adam Glenn, Mimi Perreault, Brooke Fisher Liu, and Brooke Fowler. Photo by and courtesy of Sarah Smith-Frigerio from the University of Missouri School of Law.


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ivoh fellow Christa Hillstrom shares how a Lakota Martial Arts teacher helps Native women recover their strength

July 13, 2016 |

Patty and Dereck Stonefish, the founders of Arming Sisters/Reawakening Warriors. Photo by Dan Koeck.


Editor’s note: This story was originally produced and published by YES! Magazine on June, 28 2016. It is being republished here with permission from YES! Magazine. This story was produced … Read More

Orlando Sentinel takes Restorative Narrative approach to long-form video in aftermath of Pulse shootings

July 8, 2016 |

Photo credit: Flickr, Creative Commons.


In the wake of violent tragedy, attention is often focused on the person who committed the act of terror. Yet, after the Pulse shooting, the Orlando Sentinel decided to focus on the lives of victims, … Read More

10 tips for media practitioners covering tragedies & Restorative Narratives

July 1, 2016 |

Kevin Becker (right) at ivoh’s Restorative Narrative Colloquium last week. Photo by Gloria Muñoz. 




What do communities need from media in the aftermath of tragedy?

We explored this question at length during ivoh’s Restorative Narrative Colloquium and … Read More

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

Orlando Sentinel focuses on community healing in wake of tragedy

June 13, 2016 |

Photo credit: Flickr, Creative Commons.


The Orlando Sentinel is taking an unconventional approach to today’s front page in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Instead of featuring a news article about the casualties, the Sentinel published a front-page editorial … Read More