Dateline smoke-filled room. Our esteemed media partner Mother Jones sent shock waves through the election landscape on September 17th with the release of a private videotape of Mitt Romney shot at a private Republican fundraiser.
Romney dismisses 47% of the electorate as “victims” and freeloaders on “entitlements” of government aid such as food, education, and housing. Talk about sucking the oxygen out of the room.
Mother Jones will be hosting a panel at Bioneers 2012 that the MJ team also designed: Mother Jones Presents: Change the World, Not the Channel: Media for Social Change.
MJ Publisher Steve Katz will moderate, and the renowned MJ Co-Editor Monika Bauerlein will present, no doubt sharing how MJ consistently generates this kind of “smart fearless journalism” that visibly produces real social change.
Also speaking will be the legendary Annie Leonard, creator of “The Story of Stuff” and most recently “The Story of Change.” Bill Ryerson, Founder and President of the Population Media Center, will share how PMC has become perhaps the leading innovator globally on using telenovellas and fictional story lines in movies and TV to convey social messages to produce real measurable social change on the ground.
This is an all-star line-up to go deep into the occult technology of how media can and does produce real change. And big props to Mother Jones for yet another investigative coup.