WeBlog is where CCMC‘s colleagues share their insights and ideas on media and communications.

Does Social Media Drive Movement Building?

by Beth Soderberg, Online Manager

Recently The Communications Network and Spitfire Strategies hosted a dinner event with some Communications Network members to have a focused conversation on how social media and online tools do and do not impact advocate's abilities to achieve social change. Ultimately, the larger discussion focused on the question: what is the value of online activism in building movements?

Attendees of the dinner were asked to read three pieces prior to attending that provided context for the conversation: Read more…

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State of the Media Report 2016: Keeping Up With Transformative Media

Guest Blog by Rachel Isaacson

The media is ever changing, and it is in the best interest of those trying to reach a large audience to stay on board with the latest insights. Read more…

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CCMC's New Home

In June 2015, CCMC moved office buildings. We relocated down the road to Franklin Square: 

1300 I Street NW

Suite 400E

Washington D.C. 20005

You will find our new address on the bottom of the website and all CCMC phone numbers remain the same.

We look forward to continuing our strategic communications work for policy change and to many new exciting opportunities in our new home. 

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Is There a Place for Native Advertising in Journalism?

The digital world is redefining how we communicate. In an ever-changing media climate, for journalists and communicators, remaining relevant requires a multi- channel, strategic approach. Read more…

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A Toolkit for Citizen Journalists

The Communication Intitiative Network's media development section presents a wealth of resources for communicators in the development sector. One of its recent posts is a toolkit from the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. The toolkit "intends to help citizen journalists around the world increase their impact in giving a local perspective on national and international issues related to sexual and reproductive health and human rights." Read more…

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Updating You Website? Make sure your Media News Room is Journalist Friendly

Updating You Website? Make sure your Media News Room is Journalist Friendly

By Henry Griggs

CCMC Co-Founder and now Independent Media Consultant

February 15, 2014

Key features of any nonprofit group’s website are the gateway and content used to serve the needs of working journalists. These elements may seem straightforward enough, but getting them right actually poses some interesting questions. Read more…

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Public Speaking Inspiration

Media and speaking trainer Christine Jahnke maintains a blog and newsletter with tips for how to address common public speaking setbacks. To recap 2013, she took a look at the "Well-Spoken Women of 2013" and what each of them have to say about public speaking. 

Click here to read each woman's advice on Jahnke's blog. 

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People vs. Politics
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Hate Government But Love National Parks

Sally Steenland of the Center for American Progress notes the disconnect between people who "hate government" but love national parks, border security and veterans. 

Click here to read Steenland's piece.

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Nonprofits and the Government Shutdown

The government shutdown's impact is being felt in the nonprofit world. The Chonricle of Philanthropy lists some of the shutdown's effects and how various nonprofit leaders are responding to the setbacks posed by the government's closing.

Click here to read the article.

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