2018 • 1 month
Define American is a nonprofit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. This grant supports Define American to participate in a national convening of participatory civic media organizations supported through MacArthur’s Journalism and Media program. The meeting is designed to help coalesce the emerging field of participatory civic media, of which Define American is part, by facilitating new connections and collaborations and building a shared sense of identity among a new breed of media and culture organizations using participatory media to amplify historically marginalized voices and strengthen American democracy.
2017 • 2 years • Journalism & Media
Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in America. Founded in 2011, Define American has played a critical role in shaping the national discourse on immigration and its connections to race, gender orientation, religion, and socioeconomic status in a rapidly diversifying America. It does this by engaging communities through social media campaigns and local and regional events, raising awareness and empathy through entertainment media, and increasing the amount of accurate information shared through the news media.