Framing the Photo Contest: 5 Essential Pulse Checks for International Development Communications

February 13, 2015

With opportunities for instant communication through social media comes an essential reminder for our upcoming photo contest, “to carefully consider all content before we hit publish.” Blogger and social-change enthusiast, Sophie Savage, shares five personal “pulse-checks” that promote ethical and responsible communication practices.

Savage embraces the peril and possibility at the heart of our easily-enabled storytelling:

For communication-savvy people, we consider this an enormous possibility. An increasingly digital world means an audience of listeners is open to us immediately, and eagerly waiting for the next thought to ponder, like, and re-share. We can blog, vlog, tweet, post, insta-everything. It’s inspiring, and begs participation.

Check out her five pulse checks featured on the excellent development communications site, How Matters. 


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