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Visual storytelling to build a narrative about energy injustice

Friday, December 02, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the global energy crisis has been making front page news. The Energy Action Project (EnAct) has been reporting on how people's daily lives are affected when energy is unavailable or unaffordable. In 2016, EnAct won the Danish press award for a short documentary that shows how a pensioner copes with a 280% increase in gas prices. Six years on, millions of people across Europe and North America are at risk of being 'cold at home'. In this session, EnAct founder Marilyn Smith will demonstrate how trans-media reporting can build a rich, empowering narrative, and engage participants in the creative process of telling their own stories.

Marilyn Smith is the Founder and Executive Director of EnAct. With its tagline 'Reporting that seeks to empower', EnAct practices a unique model of energy journalism. Beyond raising awareness of the impacts of energy poverty, EnAct digs out root causes and investigates contexts. Most importantly, EnAct also report on who is doing what to trigger change. Marilyn previously served as Chief Editor at the International Energy Agency and continues to provide consulting services to a wide range of clients in the energy sector. 



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