Future of Social Impact Media

November 9, 2020 | Online Panel & Networking

“Free and independent media underpin any vibrant democracy.” ― Oscar Auliq-Ice

If we analyze the state of media, we understand the state of our national movements. In light of the election and the polarizing divisiveness of the “fake news” era, we are diving into the reality of media, specifically social impact media.

Did your social impact journey begin with a media piece on a topic that opened your eyes? Many journeys do, so how do we secure this media presence for future generations of activists and impact-makers to come?

Social impact media is the journalistic and creative content that moves issue areas forward. Without a growing awareness and coverage of impact topics, advocates are left without a movement of people to support. And, as we’ve seen, social impact media has a deep effect on politics, business trends, and philanthropy as well.

Join us for this expert panel with organizations and individuals leading world-changing media. Hear from individuals about the state of media around the 2020 election, and the outlook it provides for all journalists and content makers moving forward.

All Be Social Change panels include a short networking opportunity at the beginning of the event in order to strengthen the inspiration, connections, and collaborations among people who are leading change.

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Katherine Noble-Goodman
Katherine Noble-Goodman

University Partnerships Manager, Solutions Journalism Network


Katherine Noble-Goodman is a writer, educator, and social entrepreneur. She has reported on philanthropy, education, religion, and the environment; taught environmental studies and green business at the University of Redlands; and collaborated on clean cookstove projects in Nicaragua and Rwanda. During her 12-year teaching career, she led service-learning trips to Rwanda where she guided her students in working with villagers to prioritize the location of new well sites, and study abroad courses to Denmark and Sweden where her students learned directly from business leaders on how to implement effective sustainability strategies.

She earned her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, and graduate degrees in business and history from the University of Redlands and Duke University respectively. She earned a graduate certificate in social innovation and social entrepreneurship at Portland State University.

At the Solutions Journalism Network, Katherine supports educators and administrators in exposing students to stories about how people around the world are responding to tough social challenges, and nonprofit organizations in using solutions journalism stories to empower and inform their constituents.

Nicholas Bruckman
Nicholas Bruckman

CEO & Founder, People's Television


Nicholas is the founder and CEO of People’s Television, a creative studio that produces award-winning independent films as well as digital and broadcast content for the world’s leading brands and organizations.

He produced the feature film “Valley of Saints”, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, streamed on Netflix, and was a New York Times Critics Pick. His documentary “La Americana” broadcast worldwide on networks including National Geographic and PBS, and won prizes at the New York and Los Angeles Latino Film Festivals. Most recently, his upcoming documentary “Not Going Quietly”, executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, was scheduled to world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2020.

Through People’s TV, Nick regularly directs films for brands including Greenpeace, Facebook, and Dropbox. His work has been supported by Sundance, Film Independent, the Sloan Foundation, the IFP Cannes Producers Fellowship, and the International Documentary Association.

Marcos Salazar - Moderator
Marcos Salazar - Moderator

CEO & Co-Founder, Be Social Change


Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.

Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.

Event Schedule

November 9th, 2020

5:55 pm

Sign on to the event and introduce yourself in the chat


6:00 pm

Introduction to the panel 

6:15 pm

Facilitated networking activity to meet fellow attendees


6:25 pm

Panel conversation begins 

7:05 pm

Q & A

7:30 pm

Event concludes

The online event will be recorded. 

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