Posts Tagged ‘Media Rise Festival’


Festival Recap: D.C. youth and educators promote media literacy

October 19, 2015 by Mandar Apte

by Jeffrey Morris (photographs by Jeffrey Morris) Despite the dreary Friday afternoon weather, students at the Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and the Media Arts were charged with enthusiasm and inspiration at this year’s Youth Media Rise. The teenagers met separately from the adult educators in separate sessions, focusing on creating media for social change. The common


Festival Recap: Mediating the intersections of race and gender

October 18, 2015 by Mandar Apte

Media Rise concluded its 2015 festival with a daylong Forum on Saturday, October 3 at Impact Hub. The intimate discussions focused on how media can build trust through individual voices and community systems. The first of three sessions explored media’s role in shaping identity around race and gender, with the following panelists: Tasneem Raja, Senior Editor, NPR Code Switch Laura Donnelly


Festival Recap: How to “Be a Man”

by Mandar Apte

By Sarah Krauss The Media Rise Festival presented its second day of events featuring a screening of “The Mask You Live In,” the new acclaimed documentary from director Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Despite the pouring rain, dozens of media professionals and social activists gathered in the Pearl Bailey Room of Busboys and Poets in Brookland for good

Steve Ellington (EIA) and Alexandra Garcia (iLCP)

Festival Recap: Visual Storytelling for Environmental Nonprofits

October 14, 2015 by Mandar Apte

By Jen Smith “If you want to win the hearts of and minds of people, it’s through stories,” said Media Rise co-founder Mandar Apte, introducing a workshop on media’s role in promoting environmental sustainability on Wednesday, September 30 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The workshop panelists included the following environmental activists and storytellers: Steve Ellington –


Festival Recap: News & Journalism for Social Change

October 16, 2014 by Mandar Apte

Written by Brittany Dawson. More than 75 people gathered at Impact Hub DC on Saturday for the Media Rise Forum, a daylong series of presentations and workshops focused on media as a tool for social change. Saturday’s penultimate session before the Keynote Address was the “News & Journalism” panel. The speakers included: Robert Samuels – Staff Writer, The


Festival Recap: Meet the Winners of the 2014 Media Rise Pitch Night

September 29, 2014 by Mandar Apte

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 29, 2014) – Media Rise is pleased to announce the winners of Pitch Night: DreamWakers, SWAT and Accountability Lab. The September 26 event was sponsored by Newsweek, PVBLIC Foundation & Huge to support ideas for how to make the world a better place through meaningful media, art, storytelling, design or technology, scheduled as part of the 2014 Media Rise Festival. Eleven finalists–ranging from a


Festival Recap: Celebrating D.C. History & Culture through Transmedia

September 25, 2014 by Mandar Apte

Written by Mark Hiew, with additional reporting by Pamela Kaye. Call me cynical, but when’s the last time you saw someone on the street actually pull out their smartphone and scan a QR code on a mural? In my case, that would be never. So forgive me for raising a skeptical eyebrow at the effectiveness


Introducing 2014 Pitch Night finalists + judges!

September 24, 2014 by Mandar Apte

// THE FINALISTS We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Media Rise Pitch Night, sponsored by Newsweek, PVBLIC Foundation & Huge. Congratulations! Gregg Deal – REDSKIN Clare Fieseler – Scientists with Stories Jessica Jane Robinson – Resilience Birthright Monica Gray – DreamWakers Brandon Anderson – SWAT (Safety With Accountability & Transparency) Kate Glantz – Heartfully Marcus Noel – Heart of Man Project Blair Glencorse –


Pitch Night Follow-Up: Q&A with Shannon Carroll of Vivid Story

August 20, 2014 by Mandar Apte

As we approach the 2014 Media Rise Festival taking place in Washington, D.C. in September, we are checking in with some participants from last year’s festival to catch up on what they are working on, to give you a sense of what to expect from this year’s event–the sort of people you will meet and connect with, and the