2010 / 2011 Media, Communications and Information Policy Fellows Announced
Launched in 2006 with a grant from the Ford Foundation, the Rockwood Fellowship in Media, Communications and Information Policy was created to support media activists, policy advocates, media makers and scholars to ensure an open and democratic media environment. The goal of the Fellowship is to develop strong leadership in and collaboration among key leaders working in the media reform policy sector. The strategy is to convene and train senior representatives from national and state advocacy organizations, academic and nonprofit research institutions, “alternative” media content producers and media justice organizations to create partnerships within and across these approaches to policy reform.
Currently in the fourth year, the Media Fellowship program has so far produced over 80 Media Reform leaders.
With additional support from the Ford Foundation, the 2010-2011 program will provide 15 emerging national leaders specifically engaged in media access and openness policy issues with Rockwood leadership and collaboration trainings. It will also convene these leaders with past Media Reform Fellow alumni to deepen partnerships and collaboration in the field.
We are pleased to welcome the 2010-2011 Media Reform Fellows:
Parul Desai, Policy Counsel,
Brandy Doyle, Policy Director,
Prometheus Radio Project
Garlin Gilchrist II, Director of New Media,
Center for Community Change
Kamilla Kovacs, Communications and Development Director, Media Access Project
Benjamin Lennett, Senior Policy Analyst,
New America Foundation
Carlos Pareja, Training and Policy Director,
People’s Production House
Misty Perez Truedson, Associate Outreach Director,
Brooke Rae-Hunter, Chief Operating Officer,
Steven Renderos, Media Justice Program Director,
Main Street Project
Lissa Rosenthal, Executive Director,
Future of Music Coalition
Brittny Saunders, Senior Advocate,
The Center for Social Inclusion
Aparna Sridhar, Policy Counsel,
Josh Stearns, Associate Program Director,
Mark Surman, Executive Director,
Chancellar Williams, Advocacy Manager,
Media and Democracy Coalition
Full bios of these remarkable media leaders are available to read here.
For more information, please contact Sharon Price, Fellowship Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading
from the Heart
Through a tapestry of over 30 voices and stories, including Rockwood’s president Akaya Windwood, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart illuminates how women and many men are redefining the leadership landscape across a diversity of perspectives, generations and ethnicities. Contributors include Alice Walker, Rachel Naomi Remen, Eve Ensler, Terry Tempest Williams and many more.
In Gloria Steinam’s words, “Nina Simons’ Moonrise brings together thirty wise essays on transforming the old ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ division into a human style of leadership. These are writers and activists who know how to link rather than rank, and so can help each of us to learn as well as to lead.”
Also, check out Common Ground Magazine's piece, “Women Reimaging the World,” which excerpts Moonrise conversations by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., Joanna Macy, Nina Simons, Alice Walker and our own Akaya Windwood.
Read on and lead on.
Go Deeper, Grow Stronger
Advanced Art of Leadership: Leadership in Action,
When: March 28-31, 2011
Where: Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, CA
Deadline to Apply: Feb 14, 2011
Designed specifically for graduates of Art of Leadership, this is a unique opportunity to reconnect with your vision, purpose and fellow Art of Leadership alumnae/i.
Our next Advanced Art of Leadership: Leadership In Action takes place March 28-31, 2011 in Sonoma, CA. Participants will delve deeper into their professional growth and learn how to integrate powerful tools into the day-to-day operations of their organizations and networks.
This training is especially targeted towards senior staff, management teams, executive directors and senior leaders of social justice networks and coalitions.
If you've already experienced Art of Leadership, you know what amazing things can happen for you and your organization when you join forces with other visionary leaders in a rich learning environment--now is the time to make time for this rich learning opportunity. Apply today.
Also view our complete Schedule of Trainings to learn about other ways you and your organization can clarify vision and move more effectively toward positive
change in 2011.
Working Across Generations: The Future of Nonprofit Leadership
Created by the Building Movement Project, Working Across Generations: The Future of Nonprofit Leadership takes a thorough look at generational shifts in the nonprofit sector. The book is full of practical advice on how to approach generational changes in leadership so that the contributions of long-time leaders are valued, new and younger leaders' talent is recognized, and groups are better prepared to work across generational divides.
This book examines the meaning of leadership transfer for individuals, their organizations, and the field; reports on how older and younger social change leaders are preparing (or not preparing) for these changes; and recommends how these transitions can take place in ways that move social sector work forward.
Wondering what you can do now to work with Gen X and Y leaders? Check out their "Leadership Top Five" for thoughtful, useful suggestions!