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ivoh | February 20, 2018

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Recalibrating and Reconnecting

January 29, 2018 |

As you know, ivoh’s Board of trustees and I are dedicated to empowering you, as strengths-based media (SBM) practitioners, with the tools you need to create media that connects, uplifts, and activates. With that goal guiding us, we spent our annual retreat weekend … Read More

Understanding Sheryl Sandberg’s fight for resilience

May 11, 2017 |

On Being logo. Photos courtesy of Lily Percy. 


By Allison Griner

Allison Griner is a freelance journalist and a 2013-2014 fellow with the International Reporting Program. Follow her on Twitter at @alligriner.





Radio producer Lily Percy … Read More

Celebrating black designers during Black History Month and beyond

February 20, 2017 |

Tim Hykes, creator of “28 Days of Black Designers.” All photos courtesy of Tim Hykes.


By Kara Newhouse

Kara Newhouse is the creator and host of the Women in STEM podcast and a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can follow her on … Read More

SAG awardees stand up for refugees & marginalized groups

February 1, 2017 |

Earlier this week, actors for a range of backgrounds voiced their support for refugees and marginalized groups at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Ceremony.

From Ashton Kutchers’ opening monologue to the moving acceptance speech from the cast of “Hidden Figures,” many … Read More

How The Video Project promotes and distributes educational media around the world

May 25, 2016 |

A still from “Nature’s Orchestra: Sounds of Our Changing Planet.” All images used with permission from The Video Project. 




If you visit a movie theater today you’ll likely find a series of fast-paced Blockbusters that are made to … Read More

Seis del Sur: six Nuyorican photographers reclaim the identity of the Bronx

March 21, 2016 |

“Popper,” Roseland Ballroom, 1980 by Joe Conzo. All photos courtesy of Seis del Sur.


By: Rachael Cerrotti

Rachael Cerrotti is a Boston-based freelance photographer and writer, as well as a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can follow her on Twitter @RachaelCerrotti or Instagram @RCerrotti.

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Follow ivoh’s summit on social media with the hashtag #ivoh2015

June 23, 2015 |

This Thursday through Sunday, we’ll gather in the Catskills for our annual ivoh Restorative Media Retreat and Summit. If you’re attending, we encourage you to use the hashtag #ivoh2015 when posting to social media.

If you’re not attending, you can … Read More

How empathy factors into reporting & storytelling

June 12, 2015 |

Dasani Coates, the child at the heart of The New York Times’ “Invisible Child” series. (Photo taken by, and used with permission from, Ruth Fremson/ The New York Times)



Can stories be empathy generators? Has the shift from print to digital … Read More

ONWARD storytelling project aims to advance the dialogue on immigration

May 14, 2015 |

Image from the documentary “Indivisible” by Hilary Linder | (Courtesy of Shaady Salehi)



By Ronnie Lovler  Ronnie is an ivoh core team member and freelance writer, editor, and English/Spanish translator.


Not too long ago, … Read More

Help-Portrait event shows power of a single photo

December 9, 2013 |

Five years ago, Jeremy Cowart was looking for a way to help photographers give back to their local communities. What started out as a simple project turned into a global movement that has helped hundreds of thousands of people … Read More