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ivoh | January 17, 2018

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7 stories that will restore your faith in media

May 21, 2015 |


It’s easy to focus on what’s wrong in the media industry. But if you actively seek out the good in something, you can usually find it.

There are lots of examples of how the media is acting as a force … Read More

How the media can engage people in deeper, more meaningful ways

March 9, 2015 |

How can media inform and engage people to the point where they don’t just click a “like” button, but actually pause and consider taking meaningful actions?

This question is at the heart of an essay written by Michael … Read More

How can media help spur social action?

February 26, 2015 |

Participant Media’s Chad Boettcher speaking at frank 2015.



Consuming news is often a passive experience; we read or hear stories and then go about our day without taking any action. There’s a growing number of professionals who … Read More

New report explores how the media can be a vehicle for social change

December 22, 2014 |

                             Husband and wife Shayna Samuels and Glenn Turner, who founded Ripple Strategies


By Sarah Palermo

Sarah Palermo, an … Read More

New partnership will help train media in West Africa to cover Ebola outbreak more effectively

October 23, 2014 |

A warning sign in Liberia, indicating the seriousness of the Ebola virus. Liberia is one of the countries that will benefit from the partnership. (Stock image)



Two organizations — BBC Media Action and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and — are … Read More

5 compelling stories related to the media

July 25, 2014 |

This week, we came across several stories that capture interesting work and insights from journalists, photographers, poets and others. We hope you’ll enjoy this curated list of stories and videos as you head into the weekend…

A land of love … Read More

Arianna Huffington to media: ‘Give people hope so they can be empowered’ to make changes

May 23, 2014 |

Screenshot from Vimeo.

One year ago today, Pierre Omidyar interviewed Arianna Huffington about how the media can create social change. This topic is at the heart of ivoh’s work, so we wanted to resurface the interview and feature some highlights … Read More

3 ways the media has helped connect people after difficult times

May 5, 2014 |

Bostonians remembering those injured  during the marathon bombings. || Photo courtesy of The Boston Globe.


By Karen Jordan

Karen is a writer and editor who’s writing a book based on the life of her great-grandfather, the first black doctor in … Read More

5 stories that highlight compelling work in media & the arts

April 25, 2014 |

Every so often, we curate a list of stories that highlight excellent work and interesting developments in media and the arts. The stories are a reminder that media in all forms — film, photography, journalism and more — can be … Read More

#itooamharvard project creates meaningful awareness about racial stereotypes

March 13, 2014 |

(Photo credit: Carol Powell)

Harvard University’s minority students are speaking out about racial stereotypes they say they’ve faced on campus. They’ve created a new multimedia project, #itooamharvard, to draw attention to the issue.

Students involved with the project say some … Read More