This Week in the We Media Community
Congo’s war children, a crowd-funded lifestream and Hollywood arrives on your desktop
Here’s what members of the We Media Community have bee sharing and discussing:
- Documentary film maker Dan Baluff joined the community and posted an excerpt from his film about children and their suffering in war-torn Congo. Click here to learn more and watch the video.
- Mark Mayhew covers the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas, via Twitter and funded by donations – $75 so far. Mark asks in the community forum, Are there any other crowd funded journalists here?.
- Music producer Randal S. Hunter Jr. created a group called Musicians, Artists and Writers Alike.
- Magnify.net CEO Steve Rosenbaum shared his tale of recent encounters with a pair of media giants – AOL vice chairman Ted Leonsis and famed Hollywood producer David Picker. But wait, there’s more. Steve’s a tech CEO by day but forever a story teller. Click here to read Steve’s blog post AND watch his latest film, a documentary about the 2004 U.S. presidential election. Watch the video – and pay attention to how you watch it. It’s distributed, for free, by SnagFilms, a new company launched by Leonsis to provide online distribution of full-length documentaries.
Join these conversations and start new ones at: wemediacommunity.org.
Andrew Nachison is founder of We Media. He lives in Reston, Virginia.