Media and Charitable Advertising
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
While I’m on hiatus this summer, I’m reposting articles that I think will interest my readers.
Pick up your local newspaper after any disaster and you’re likely to encounter a story about someone from your area saving
Friday, August 5th, 2011
While I’m on hiatus this summer, I’m reposting past articles that readers may have missed.
If you don’t read any of the rest of the articles in the Media’s Impact on Aid collection, I urge you to
Monday, June 6th, 2011
A few years ago, Fonase Banda, of Chikandwe Village,…
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Last night’s events show just how astonishingly fast social media is these days. And it was a pretty amazing show.
I first saw news of the upcoming speech by President Obama over twitter about 20 minutes before the scheduled start…
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
So it turns out the one of my readers conducted research into the “CNN Effect” following the 2004 tsunami. His study is titled Media Coverage and Charitable Giving after the 2004 Tsunami (gated) here’s an earlier version…
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
Update: A Day Without Dignity 2012 – Local Champions page is now up. Click here to see all of this year’s entries.
A Day Without Dignity is a counter-campaign to TOMS Shoes A Day Without…
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
This recent article in the Columbia Journalism Review, Hiding the Real Africa: Why NGOs prefer bad news, highlights a trend with media coverage of aid and development issues. According to their article:
“And now for some good news…
Monday, January 31st, 2011
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
I’ve been mulling over the Haiti recovery efforts this past week as I’ve interviewed people for two shows on Utah Public Radio. One issue that has come up is the fact that nonprofits have created unrealistic…
Friday, December 10th, 2010
This great TED Talk is closely related to my criticisms of nonprofit advertising. In it the speaker, Chimamanda Adichie, discusses what happens when only one type of story is repeated over and over again. (ht Global Poverty Project)