In an online environment where inaccurate stories have made the truth harder to find, authentic storytelling has become the latest battleground in the digital engagement space.
We believe that the best way to foster respectful discourse for better functioning societies is to help citizens tell real stories with professional video tools and technologies.
One Minute Academy is selecting some of the most promising storytellers around the world so that they can be trained in media literacy while crafting the stories that will help build social cohesion and trust in the integrity of democratic institutions .
Christoph Alexander Geiseler is a filmmaker and educator from Los Angeles, CA. He is the founder of the One Minute Academy and has worked as a one minute video expert for Princeton University, Adobe and the US Department of State. He produced a photography course for the National Geographic Society using his one minute method, which received a Horizon Interactive Gold Award (2019) and a Communicator Award (2020) for excellence for training and distinction in educational video. He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Dutch.
Claude Grunitzky is the founder of TRACE, a fast-growing media company and TRUE Africa, a media tech platform championing young African voices all over the world. A graduate of London University and MIT, Grunitzky is also a trustee at MASS MoCA and Humanity in Action. He teaches social entrepreneurship at Harvard Kennedy School, and is a longtime instructor on entrepreneurship in the YALI program. He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and the Togolese languages Mina and Ewé.
Peregrine Olander is a conference leader and trainer for the U.S State Department through the African Regional Services speaker program and the Bureau of Information Programs TechCamp. She has been a trainer for topics such as digital storytelling, cell phone video production, social media tools, persuasive writing and personal branding. She has a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature (2006) and a Master of Arts in Global Communications (2008) from The American University of Paris. She speaks fluent English and French.
Trace Feng is a producer for the One Minute Media Company from Detroit, Michigan and has worked independently for the One Minute Academy. He has worked with Christoph to produce events at Princeton University and State Department programs in Africa, Asia and South America. He holds an A.B. in Sociology from Princeton University (2012) and speaks fluent English, French and Mandarin.
Our mission is to spread video literacy around the world, minute by minute. We work with both teachers and institutions to provide students and employees with new opportunities for self-expression. These are lucrative skills for entrepreneurs, journalists, artists and anyone who has a story to tell. "Keep it short" we say, and don’t waste people's time.
We have created online video education strategies for some of the world’s largest institutions, such as Adobe and National Geographic. We have also worked with 70 US Embassies and Consulates over the last 10 years to produce international programs focused on video production and storytelling.
For more information: https://www.oneminuteacademy.com
Institute for War and Peace Reporting builds the skills of professional and citizen journalists working in traditional media and in social and new media. Programs train and mentor them to report fairly and objectively with the goal of achieving internationally recognized standards of reporting and analysis.
Reporters, editors, producers, bloggers, and managers learn the value of producing substantive content that informs while helping to define the roles of citizens, civil society, government, the media, business and others in building fair, pluralistic, democratic systems that value and respect the opinions of all constituencies.
For more information: https://iwpr.net