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IVOH | August 27, 2014

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How the New York Times’ coverage of a Starbucks employee effected positive change overnight

August 27, 2014 |

When New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor wrote about a Starbucks barista struggling to make ends meet, she didn’t expect her story to effect nationwide change in just a few hours.

In her story, “Working Anything But 9 to 5,” … Read More

‘Stories are the secret reservoir of values’

August 26, 2014 |

Starting today, we’ll be posting weekly storytelling quotes to help motivate media makers of all kinds, including journalists, poets, authors, filmmakers, and photographers.

Our first quote (pictured above) is one that resonates with ivoh’s mission of strengthening the media’s role … Read More

How GlobalGirl Media, WriteGirl & The Op-Ed Project are helping women strengthen their voices, writing

August 13, 2014 |

WriteGirl participants are taught to let their voices be heard. (Photo used with permission from WriteGirl.)

 

By Megy Karydes

Megy is an Images & Voices of Hope freelancer who lives in Chicago. You can follow her on Twitter at @Megy.

 

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Remembering Robin Williams and his advice to writers

August 12, 2014 |

Sarah Michelle Gellar & Robin Williams at a 2013 event. Stock photo by Jean Nelson. 

 

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died Monday from an apparent suicide attempt. He was 63. Williams played key roles in dozens of films throughout the … Read More