Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

What now? Opportunities abound with World Pulse!

Warm greetings to all of you!

What a journey we've had over the past month! It has been remarkable to witness the growing strength of this community as each of you speak out, listen, connect and immerse yourselves in World Pulse.

We don't want to see this magic end! We want to continue hearing from you, and to have you make the most of this incredibly powerful network. The journey has just begun.

For this reason, I'm writing today to share with you the many opportunities available to you as a member of World Pulse.

  • Be Published! Our Editorial Department is always on the look-out for stories to be published in our e-magazines, or shared via social media channels. By writing in your journal you could have your voice reach millions through our network of partners, including CNN, Huffington Post, and National Geographic.
  • Influence Policy! Our Digital Action Campaigns are built to deliver your voices to decision makers around the world. By participating in our campaigns your words have the chance to influence policy and make a real impact upon lives in your community and beyond. A second phase of our Girls Transform the World campaign will be starting in just a few months, so keep an eye out for our announcement!
  • Become a Leader! The World Pulse Community Leadership Program gives you an opportunity to step into leadership roles and establish yourself on the forefront of the online movement for social change. You can participate as a part of the Welcome Committee or become a Translator today, and know that more roles are in development as you read this.
  • Maintain Activity! By keeping an active, engaged presence in the community it is more likely that you could be identified for future leadership roles and opportunities, or have your voice Spotlighted on our site and shared via social media. This is also the best way to earn or keep your Vocal Contributor status.

Finally, I am thrilled to share another new exciting opportunity with you all.

World Pulse is releasing our Citizen Journalism curriculum from the Voices of Our Future program to the entire community! These materials are posted as PDF files (link below), and will allow you to boost your skills and confidence as you guide yourself through the same learnings that the selected 30 Correspondents will receive. Each of the 30 Correspondents will be paired with personal Mentors, and have a chance to tour the USA with World Pulse Live, but now everyone in our community has the opportunity to build their journalism skills and digital empowerment. These skills may even prepare you to apply for a spot as a Correspondent next year!

At your own pace, you have the chance to learn about journalism ethics, how to conduct interviews, how to structure your stories for impact and recognition, how to write an op-ed and get it published, how you can best use Facebook and Twitter to amplify your voice, and even how to make a multimedia story.

Find the materials here in Sharing Solutions now!

The World Pulse team is eager to see where these tools will take you! We are confident that many of you will benefit from this resource, and your voices will rise to new heights as you continue to grow your skills and connections here with us.

Thank you so much for being with us here, and for speaking out to transform our world.

With our best wishes,
Scott and the World Pulse Team

Comments

Iryna's picture

Inspiring

Thank you, guys, for these inspiring words! World Pulse is really a place where every time you can find something new and interesting, which can involve you into deep discussions and making changes.
You are making a great job joining us together!
Good luck to everyone!
Greetings from Ukraine,
Iryna.

Aminah's picture

This is wonderful news.

I will definitely look up the material. Currently am going through some very hectic days reading student's work.

In the meantime, I am interested in translation work and also would like to be on the welcome team. How does that work? Do you have to welcome a certain number of people before you are counted in that group? Or is there another process?

Salaam
Aminah

mrbeckbeck's picture

Wonderful

Wonderful Aminah, thank you for offering to help. I will email you with more information.

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

radiocami's picture

Hi Scott! Thank you all at WP

Hi Scott! Thank you all at WP for such a gift to our class this year. I second Aminah's request as I'd love to receive more on that information.
Thank you again!!
camila

valerie camila rhodes

mrbeckbeck's picture

Sounds good

Sounds good, I'll send you an email too. :)
Thank YOU!

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Deqa's picture

I am in

Hi Scott,
I welcome new comers to World Pulse sometimes but I think I haven't completely committed to welcoming yet. I do read the magazine and its awesome because it's extremely sophisticated and solution based articles. I will take advantage of the opportunities you mentioned and I would like to know how. I would love to participate so please do email me the details as well.
Love
Deqa

TJ's picture

count me in :)

Finally I'm catching up with this thread - I'd also like information about the welcoming committee. :)

Rahmana Karuna's picture

Prosperity Plus

what an awesome offering and giveaway! to us! i intend to make full use of this opportunity. World Pulse Team. thank you very much. what an amazing, inspiring, team.
rahmana
PS
Scott, you replied to a post of mine regarding online education for free. and you provided those 2 free sites. i clicked on one, and spent hours there, and belatedly, i thank you!

mrbeckbeck's picture

You're welcome!

You're very welcome Rahmana! Looking forward to seeing where this takes you!

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Rahmana Karuna's picture

me too

;-)

Maya Norton's picture

Rahmana, I'd be interested in

Rahmana, I'd be interested in seeing those. Will you kindly send me the link to the post where they are in the comments?

Kind regards,

~ Maya

Rahmana Karuna's picture

maya

would it not be in my journal? i will go look.

Rahmana Karuna's picture

HERE IT IS!

Yes, there are free education resources online! Two great ones are:

* Coursera (http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/exchange/post/55956) which offers University level courses
* Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/) with Math, Science, Language Arts, Economics and more!

I hope you'll dive into those and share them with your networks.
Warm regards,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Mukut's picture

Thank you for this

Scott,

Thank you for the detailed post and highlighting the myriad opportunities that we have and can explore.

I am fortunate to be a part of this thriving community.

Love

Mukut Ray

Abisinuola's picture

wonderful!

This is such a great opportunity.
This way,even those who aren't part of the 30 candidates will also be afforded the same training although under different circumstances.
Thank you world pulse team,this is beautiful!:)

Abisinuola

JOYCE KAFU's picture

Encouraging

This is wonderful. It inspires us to keep contributing to the community even when we are not selected as correspondents. Nice.

Joyce Jael Kafu

Adahmbah's picture

Thanks for this great inside

I moved with your words of encouragement and hoping to hear more about this new ideas.
Keep the faith
Adah Mbah

Ruth Bech's picture

Thank you, Scott!

Love to be able to sniff into what the lucky ones are learning - thanks a lot for sharing those pdf's with us! Right now we are about to start up our magazine, so I have my hands pretty full - but I always find time to stop by my second home online!

bitani's picture

Thank you. This is much

Thank you. This is much appreciated.

Phionah Musumba's picture

Awesome!

Allow me to commend you on the good work that World Pulse is doing for us across the globe. I am a great translator, if I say so myself, of English-Swahili-English and I would love to help. Count me in in the Welcoming Committee too.
Am proud to be associated with World Pulse,

Phy
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
www.galsissues.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/MalkiaCDG

Binti Kamau's picture

OPPORTUNITIES

Hi mrbeckbeck and the world pulse,

Thank You for the post and sharing the opportunities...I will certainly look into which areas I can get involved and utilize my maximum potential. Meanwhile, for the past few weeks I am involved in a research to ascertain the viability of a Wi-Fi connection to businesses and residential areas in Kiambu Municipality, Kenya. I am either in the field or analyzing data this is why I have not hard time to respond to most of the WP posts.
I am glad that our WP Community is growing! I am glad to be a member.....

No Retreat, No Surrender

ola.mahadi's picture

feeling so lucky

Thank you Scot for sharing this wonderful news and gifts i would love to start reading the matierals and improve my skills thabk you WP for making this efforts.
Ola

It is never too late to try make your way to your dream and left up your expectation.
Sudanes Women Building Peace
www.suwepmovement.org

Rhobai's picture

Too encouraging

I should say I am too glad to have joined the world pulse to air my views. Thank you for your continued support in seeing to it that the latest news reach us. We shall work hand in hand to be able bring out the best.

kirthijay's picture

WOW! This is fantastic news!

WOW! This is fantastic news! Thank you SO much World Pulse - this is just proof of one very important thing: that World Pulse is always concerned with the development of ALL women!

Helwa's picture

Awesome

Thank you Scott and looking forward to great time. I would love to join the campaigns

Maya Norton's picture

Thank you, Scott. By the

Thank you, Scott.

By the leadership program, do you mean the ones outlined on this page? (I think yes.)
http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/badges

Very glad to be able to see the upcoming curriculum for the next round of VOF.

Warm regards,

~ Maya

mrbeckbeck's picture

Yes!

Yes Maya, that is our Leadership program. As I mentioned, new roles/badges are in development this year.

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Maya Norton's picture

Got it. Thanks for replying,

Got it. Thanks for replying, Scott. I think the badges are really a great idea for encouraging participation. I haven't seen another site do it so well.

~ Maya

Dear Mr. Beck,

It is really kind of you to share these resources with us! Thank you so much! I am most interested in learning about journalism ethics. As for maintaining activity, you can be sure that we will utilize this platform to its fullest. In fact, I am going to post an offer in the resources exchange pretty soon.

Regards,
Monica

neetak's picture

Thank you for encouraging

Thank you for the encouraging words. Thanks for sharing the information and various links. The WP community is growing and what an honour to be part of it!

thanks & regards,

neeta

neetakolhatkar

Jennifer Brier's picture

Wow! Yay!!

Wow! I am so excited to look at the curriculum and learn more skills for writing! I am very excited!

Jennifer

"I am a woman, that's my weapon!" ~Catherine Robbins

Stacey Rozen's picture

This is a wonderfully

This is a wonderfully offering. Thanks so much for opening up the course to all of us, Scott. I look forward to reading all the PDFs.

Creatively,
Stacey

Bobo's picture

merci

merci pour votre courage de e des les femme et homme hadicape

Fariala

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