2010 Making Media Connections: Storytelling in a Digital Age with Deanna Zandt
Story Telling in a Digital Age discusses how nonprofits can utilize social media as a powerful tool too help their organizations communicate more effectively.
Deanna Zandt is a media technologist and consultant to key progressive media organizations including AlterNet and Jim Hightower's Hightower Lowdown, and hosts TechGrrl Tips on GRITtv with Laura Flanders.
Zandt specializes in social media, and is a leading expert in women and technology. She works with groups to create and implement effective web strategies toward organizational goals of civic engagement and empowerment, and uses her background in linguistics, advertising, telecommunications and finance to complement her technical expertise. She has spoken at a number of conferences, including the National Conference on Media Reform, Bioneers, America's Future Now (formerly “Take Back America,”) Women Action & The Media, and provides beginner and advanced workshops both online and in person.
In January 2009, Deanna was chosen as a fellow for the Progressive Women's Voices program at the Women's Media Center. She also serves as a technology advisor to a number of organizations, including Feministing, The Girls & Boys Projects and Women Action & The Media. In addition to her technology work, Deanna writes and illustrates graphic stories and comics, and volunteers with dog rescue organization Rat Terrier ResQ.
Read about what Deanna is up to at her site and blog: http://www.deannazandt.com/
Follow Deanna on Twitter: twitter.com/@randomdeanna
Look up Deanna's presentations on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/deannazandt
Making Media Connections is an annual conference where hundreds of community leaders, nonprofit executives, journalists, independent publishers and media relations experts gather to promote news that matters. Listen in as media experts and the general public gather together to discuss getting communities' important stories told.
Recorded Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Film Row Cinema.