Author Archives: Madeline Kovacs

About Madeline Kovacs

Madeline Co-Coordinates Project Survival Media, a global network of youth journalists committed to sharing stories of survival and ingenuity in the face of climate change. She is also the Working Films Engegement Coordinator for the new documentary film "Dirty Business" by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Madeline graduated from Macalester College with a BA in Political Science and a Minor in Environmental Studies. During that time, she also studied abroad in the Brazilian Amazon, with SIT Brazil: Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology. She loves to climb, do as much yoga as she can, hike, and generally play outside, and she is fascinated by any field that studies how humans organize ourselves and shape/are shaped by the physical world.

Round-Up: Who’s Covering Fired Up & Project Survival Media?

“The Youth Climate Movement’s Global New Media Push for Survival” by Kyle Cassidy – Wend Greenery & The Huffington Post – November 17, 2009

“Just in Time: Youth Journalists Take on Climate with Project Survival Media” by Celia Alario – Huffington Post – September 16, 2009

“Project Survival Media” Video by Michael Montalban – Project Green Generation – August 19, 2009

“Richard Graves: The Scoop on Climate Justice” Interview by Adam Waxman – WireTap Magazine – August 3, 2009


Big Summer Activities, Fall Plans

October 2009 Update On: Project Survival Media, Contributing, Photography, Consultancy, & Our New Home

Project Survival Media: After a rigorous application and selection process, Project Survival Media (PSM) has seven talented youth new media teams, one on every continent. These teams are producing six professional mini-documentaries, 70 professional photographs, and over 100 blogs in the lead up to COP 15 in Copenhagen this December.

Then, teams are distributing content through youth blogs in 15 languages, online and offline news outlets. We will be showing delegates what is happening on the front lines of the climate crisis in their region, what it is doing to the people they are sworn to serve and protect. We are taking the message to our delegates at Copenhagen: As you negotiate our planet’s climate, “Survival is not Negotiable.”

Team leaders have compiled a media pitch that we are using to approach hosts and syndication partners, as well as some outlets who want to pay for original content. It’s awesome. We also made this video, 350=Survival, with Jon Warnow of 350.org. Read the conversation below the YouTube post – a prime example on how a video like this can help educate on climate change.

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