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GlobalGirl Media

GlobalGirl Media

Nonprofit

As of June 2012, GGM has implemented initiatives in seven cities in South Africa, Morocco, Chicago and L.A., training more than 120 young women, who have produced 150 video features using traditional camera and sound; 85 mobile journalism pieces on I-pod touch devices; and 200 blog reports that were distributed through trans-media platforms, predominantly online, but also including print, broadcast TV and cable, ce … Read More As of June 2012, GGM has implemented initiatives in seven cities in South Africa, Morocco, Chicago and L.A., training more than 120 young women, who have produced 150 video features using traditional camera and sound; 85 mobile journalism pieces on I-pod touch devices; and 200 blog reports that were distributed through trans-media platforms, predominantly online, but also including print, broadcast TV and cable, cell phones, radio and social media. We have built a significant social media following, with 5,000 visitors per month to our website, 4,800 Twitter followers and 3,500 Facebook members (across four regional groups). Our work has been supported by the Nike Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Soros Foundation, World Bank, Durfee Foundation, McCormick Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, Abigail Disney, Eileen Fisher Foundation, and our work has been featured on PBS, ESPN, ABC, NBC, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, GritTV, Democracy NOW, KCET, KCRW, Participant’s Take Part.org, The Standard (South Africa), Hess Press (Morocco), etc. In Los Angeles, we have trained a total of 30 young women, with 10 still actively working as GlobalGirl “citizen journalists.” We just launched our first webisode series, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting and the NEA, featured on www.worldchannel.org (PBS global site). Titled COMO AMAR (“How to Love,”) OTHER LOS ANGELES SUCCES STORIES: * All GlobalGirls who have taken our training in the past two years have graduated high school and are attending college, some with full scholarships to: Wellesley, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz. * GGM L.A. Reporter Wendy Garcia won 2nd place in the National ConnectHer Video Contest at Harvard * GGM L.A. Reporter Rocio Ortega was selected as the only minority Girl Up! National Spokesperson and won a Congressional Merit Award from Congresswoman Grace Napolitano. * GGM Reporter Imani Crenshaw was featured on the popular online news show: MOMS/Maker’s Studio, generating 40,000 hits. The Huffington Post profiled Global Girl Media and says it is “leading the way in empowering and inspiring our next generation of leaders.” Ambassador Melaane Verveer, from the Global Womens Issues Office at the US State Dept. meets with GGM reporters from LA and South Africa US State Department Participant Media's online community-builder, Take Part.org says GGM "tells stories that empower their communities." Seventeen Magazine chose Global Girl Media as the “Cool Charity” that everyone should be on the lookout for. Fast Company named GlobalGirl Media one of the top 5 groups that should win Google’s Journalism Prize.

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