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PhotoPhilanthropy | Powerful Non-Profit Multimedia

Here are two can't miss posts from the PhotoPhilanthropy Blog: PhotoPhilanthropy interviews photographer, Josh Meltzer, about his ongoing projects. Josh won last year’s PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award, and has some great insight as a photographer collaborating with a non-profit. If you are a photographer thinking about working with a non-profit, or a student looking to learn the ropes as a photojournalist, you should definitely check out this video and listen to the wise words of Josh Meltzer.  

Living Stone: A Community Losing Its Life

By Khaled Hasan for Save The Children
The story I focus on is about the hard work community of Jaflong, in northeastern Bangladesh. The Piyain River is the main feature and shows the natural beauty of Jaflong which flows from India through Bangladesh.

JOB: Senior Digital Editor CurrentTV SF or NY

Current.com is seeking a Senior Editor to help bring our editorial offering to the next level of engagement on multiple platforms. The editor will work with the Managing Editor to develop and maintain Current’s voice and tone online, on mobile and tablet devices and on social platforms. The successful candidate will help innovate new and exciting ways to extend Current’s on-air strategy to the Web and oversee day-to-day digital programming. He or she will be integral in the process of evolving our approach to news commentary and analysis online and working with our social media and broadcast teams to make for a dynamic, multi-platform experience, and may be involved in the production of Web-exclusive video content. The ideal candidate has a strong journalism background and possesses extreme attention to detail.

Job: Mother Jones Seeks Digital Journalist

You might be an ace video producer, a chart whiz, a Photoshop pro. Most likely you are a little of all of these—a mix of dabbler and perfectionist, proficient in some multimedia tools, curious about others. But whatever your background and center of gravity, you are passionate about using the full digital toolkit to tell rich, compelling stories about interesting stuff. Say, an intelligible, smart, and entertaining explainer about just why fossil-fuel cash is hijacking our elections. (Kittens optional.)

Timeline and freeDive: Two New tools for your next Multimedia Project


Our timeline builder was created by Zach Wise, who last year joined the Medill faculty from the New York Times.   In teaching students to deploy timelines, Wise found there wasn’t a satisfactory tool that met current needs.  Working with the Knight Lab, he created one of his own and it’s now available at knightlabtimeline.com.

“The tools that already exist on the web are almost all either hard on the eyes or hard to use,” says Wise. “Timeline is an open-source, JavaScript and HTML/HTML5 based tool that creates elegant timelines.”



About this tool

freeDive transforms Google Spreadsheets into searchable databases that can be embedded in web sites. Find out more on ourFAQ page.

  • Users can easily search your data.
  • Users get results in an interactive, sortable table with filters to refine the search.
  • The wizard walks you through creating a search widget.
  • Customize the interface based on the content of your spreadsheet.
  • The embed code allows users to share search results on social. networks.